Archive for the News

Letter from Dr. Benson: How to Talk to Your Kids About the Dangers of Vaping

Dear Deerfield Parents, I am writing to address a rising concern about the use of vaping devices (aka e-cigarettes, e-cigs Juuls, e-hookahs, vape pens etc) amongst adolescents both nationally and here at Deerfield Academy.  While the rate of smoking cigarettes has decreased, the use of […]

New Advising Practices

Dear Deerfield Families, As the school year gets underway, I’d like to offer you some information about advising in the year ahead. Returning families may notice some changes. The fundamental premise of Deerfield advising remains the same: Ensure that every student has an advocate – […]

Dr. Curtis’ Remarks at the First Faculty Meeting of the Year

August 30, 2017 First, I’d like to speak to the more serious issues facing us as we begin another academic year in a highly polarized, emotionally-charged political environment. Specifically, I want to stop for a moment and address Charlottesville, and to be absolutely clear on one point: Hate has […]

West Nile Virus Prevention for Students

Dear Deerfield Community, Recently, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) mosquito surveillance program documented a local mosquito as carrying West Nile Virus. While news of this sort understandably raises concern, it is not surprising for our area at this time of year. During the […]

Welcome to Deerfield!

by DPN President Julie Halloran P’17, ’20 August is here and, while the Deerfield campus seems quiet now, preparations have begun for the students’ return in a few short weeks. As we all enjoy the final month of summer, anticipation and excitement for the new […]

One Last Time

As we prepared to walk down Albany Road one last time this Sunday, we cannot help but think how fast our time at Deerfield went by.  When we started this journey more than a decade ago, we had great optimism, yet little idea where this […]

Thanks to Departing Leaders and Welcome to DPN 2017-18

The annual change in leadership of the Deerfield Parents Network (DPN) occurred at our meeting held over Spring Family Weekend.  Departing President, Karen Wood, was recognized and thanked for her work leading the DPN for the last two years. We will miss her leadership in […]

Dr. Suniya Luthar

Deerfield was thrilled to host renowned psychologist Dr. Suniya Luthar during our 2017 Spring Family Weekend. Dr. Luthar is a leading expert on the developmental needs and risks for adolescents in high-achieving high schools, a topic with clear resonance for our community. In February, she […]

Spring Term at Deerfield: A Primer for Parents

Spring Term at Deerfield: A Primer for Parents Signs of spring are all over campus!  Students, faculty and staff are enjoying the warmer weather by putting away the winter coats and getting outside. The final term of the school year often flies by and so […]

Challenging Subject Matter in 13 Reasons Why

The following information was sent to all employees earlier this week: I am writing to briefly inform and offer support around a Netflix series that premiered on March 31st. The show, entitled 13 Reasons Why, is a 13-part adaptation of the novel of the same […]