New for 2015, all 100 incoming ninth-graders will be housed together in a the Ninth-Grade Village. The Village is comprised of two dormitories, connected by a large common room.
Housing all the ninth-graders together provides an opportunity to bring a residential program which is customized for the needs of new students. Structured study experiences, dorm based programs around service and citizenship–and good old fashioned bonding moments are all on the menu.
Our hope is that the Ninth-Grade Village will provide students with a strong start to their Deerfield careers—but also that the lessons learned in this first year will support students throughout their time at Deerfield.