Philosophy & Religion

  • Are students required to take a philosophy and religion class each year?

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    Deerfield requires one term of philosophy and religion during students’ time at Deerfield. Students are encouraged to take more if they can fit more courses into their schedule. For more detailed information, see Deerfield’s full graduation requirements.

  • What opportunities are available for engaging religious issues outside the classroom?

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    Numerous faith gathering, discussions and meditation groups are hosted throughout the year by the Office of Spiritual Life, the Center for Service and Global Citizenship, and by the Student Spiritual Life Council at Deerfield Academy.  Please contact Jan Flaska, Dean of Spiritual and Ethical Life, at 413.774.1486 or, for more information.