Archive for the News

2016-2017 Global Studies Trips!

Has your daughter or son asked to go on a faculty-led Global Studies Travel Program? The Center for Service and Global Citizenship (CSGC) is offering nine trips developed to foster global citizenship skills and attitudes while having the experience of a lifetime. Trips are led by […]

Fall Family Weekend Preview

by Patty Grennon P ’17, Cape Elizabeth, Maine As we look ahead to Fall Family Weekend this October 14th-15th, we can anticipate our familiar favorites: attending our students’ classes, faculty one-on-one meetings, class receptions and the beauty of autumn in Deerfield.  There will be numerous athletic contests “at […]

Join DA in Supporting Local Farms

By Mary T. Kronenwetter P’19 Bloody Brook Farm might not be the most appetizing name for a farm, but the squash and carrots they provide for DA Dining Hall tables are scrumptious. Deerfield Academy’s commitment to sustainability includes preserving the economic and ecological health of […]

SLO News — Start of the Year, Speakers, and More

by Associate Head of School for Student Life, Amie Creagh Greetings from the Student Life Office (formerly known as the Dean of Students Office)!  I’m eager to engage in steady, meaningful communication with our parents and guardians this year.  One part of this process will […]

Back-to-School Issue of The Deerfield Scroll

Reading the student newspaper is a great way to stay up-to-date on what’s happening on campus. The first issue of the school-year came out last week.  You can view current and historical content online at and parents can also subscribe to receive future issues at […]

 New “OneCard” is both Campus Debit Card and Dorm Key

New this year, all students were issued a Deerfield OneCard which serves as their school photo ID, a debit card for purchases on campus and a key card for access to all dorms. Parents may have questions on the new card and how it differs […]

Opening Days Schedule – Highlights for New Families

The first days and weeks on campus are filled with special events as students, faculty and staff settle in on campus for the new year. While the complete Opening Days Schedule offers a  list of all that is planned, new parents and guardians might find […]

Saturdays at Deerfield

By Mary T. Kronenwetter, Ed.D. P’19 How many events can we fit into a Deerfield Saturday?  We are fortunate as day student parents to be able to attend many events during the year and cheer on every Deerfield student as a part of our extended […]

Tidbits of Advice from First Link Parents

Compiled by DPN Vice President Lesley Koeppel P’14, ’15, ’18 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 […]

Preparing for Move In: Keep it Simple

Written in August 2014 by by Meg Knight, P’16,’17, New Haven, CT and Adriana Vasquez, P’16, Bogota, Colombia and updated August 2016 by Julie Halloran P’17  We gathered seasoned parents’ advice on packing and move-in so that you and your child will have a great start […]