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Commencement 2020 to be Rescheduled

To ensure the health and safety of our seniors, their families, and the Deerfield community, the 2020 Commencement will be rescheduled. Please read this message from Dr. Austin on the rescheduling of Commencement.  

A Parents’ Guide to Local Food and Dining

Looking for a great place to take your student, a group of DA students or a quiet spot to enjoy a meal? Maybe you need to pick up food for a team gathering or just need a cup of coffee? Here is an “insider’s guide” to food […]

Did You Know About the Parent Lounge?

There is a Parent Lounge in the living room of the Ephraim Williams House that is available to you from 7 am-6 pm weekdays! Coffee, tea, the local newspaper, and a quiet spot to check your email all await. Over Fall Family Weekend, the lounge […]

Dangers Related to Vaping

Deerfield Parents and Guardians, With the recent news of vaping related lung disease including seven deaths (, I just spoke at School Meeting again about the dangers related to vaping and the use of e-cigarette devices. As I mentioned in my correspondence this summer, use […]

Fall 2019: New Beginnings

As we enjoy the final weeks of summer, anticipation and excitement are growing for the beginning of the school year. We look forward to being back on Albany Road, reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones; returning to our favorite places on campus and […]

Leave a Message After the Beep…

One Senior Parent’s Reflection on and Advice for New 9th Grade Parents Remember last year? The school visits, the interviews, the seemingly endless rounds of tutoring and SSAT test centers? Remember just this past Summer? Shopping for clothes, bedding, the perfect desk chair with the California […]

TIDBITS for Day Students’ Families

The First Link Committee of the Deerfield Parents Network(DPN) puts together an annual list of “tidbits”—useful information that you’ll find helpful as your child gets ready to leave for school – and this year, we’ve added these suggestions specifically for Day Students. If you have questions […]

TIDBITS for New Deerfield Parents

The First Link Committee of the Deerfield Parents Network (DPN) has put together this list of “tidbits”—useful information that you’ll find helpful as your child gets ready to leave for school.  This year, we’ve also added suggestions specifically for day students. Day Students Tidbits »  If you […]

Letter from Dr. Benson: The Dangers of Vaping

Dear Deerfield Academy Parents and Guardians, As we enjoy this time with our families during the summer break, I am writing to ask you to please take a few moments and discuss with your child a very important health-related matter. Unfortunately, the past few years […]