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Support the Jingle Mingle!

In the spirit of gratitude and with the holidays upon us, I’d like to enlist your support for this year’s “Jingle Mingle” to show our appreciation and recognition for Deerfield’s faculty and staff. After our students leave campus each December, Academy employees gather for the […]

Ready to Play – Sports Equipment You’ll Need

Here is a list of equipment provided to your student athlete at DA and what they will need to bring from home or purchase prior to their season starting.  When possible, hunter or dark green with white accents should be the first choice in colors. […]

Tidbits of Advice from First Link Parents

The First Link Committee of the Deerfield Parents Network (the DPN) has compiled the following list of “tidbits.” Tidbits are essential bits of information that will help you, as parents and guardians, as you prepare to drop off your Deerfield Student. These were things we wish we had known […]

Deerfield Academy Open House

Deerfield Academy is “opening the door” for an Open House on Saturday, September 15, 2018! Registration will begin at 10:00 am and our program will conclude at 1:00 pm with optional highlights to view and visit throughout the remainder of the afternoon. Please feel free […]

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 […]

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 […]