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Jingle Mingle 2016:  Calling for Parent Support!

After our students come home for the holidays each December, the Deerfield faculty and staff gathers for its traditional Jingle Mingle holiday party. The themed party with dinner, music and dancing is much anticipated by the adult community on campus at DA. Again this year, […]

In New York City over the Holidays? Two DA events coming up…

DA Family Skate on Friday 12/16 Join the Deerfield Club of New York City on Friday, December 16th for skating in Central Park.  This event is for EVERYONE, not just alumni!  Current students, parents, guardians and families are welcome.  There will be a private heated […]

Spirit Week on Campus – Getting Ready for Choate Day 2016

The Deerfield campus is abuzz with special activities and events for the annual “Spirit Week” leading up to Choate Day this Saturday. Students come together to celebrate Deerfield and rally to take on Choate in the upcoming athletic contests. They show their school spirit by […]

DA Athletics Launches New Photo Site

Every picture tells a story, and DA parents are fortunate to be able to browse photos of their children performing in theatre or music performances, competing in sports competitions, strutting in disco or Halloween costumes at dances (yikes), studying in classrooms, participating in community service […]

Missed Rick Weissbourd’s remarks at Fall Weekend? Listen here!

Rick Weissbourd, Faculty Director of the Human Development and Psychology Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, gave a presentation entitled “Raising Caring, Ethical–and Happy–Children” at Fall Family Weekend.  You can hear his speech below (beginning at the 57 second mark) :  

Jingle Mingle 2016: Calling for Parent Support!

By Serena Bowman, P’13, ’15, ’19 After our students come home for the holidays each December, the Deerfield faculty and staff gathers for its traditional Jingle Mingle holiday party. The themed party with dinner, music and dancing is much anticipated by the adult community on […]

Choate Day, November 12 in Wallingford, CT

Deerfield’s rivalry with Choate Rosemary Hall dates back to 1922. Since then, it has been tradition for fall teams to play their last game of the season against Choate. Every other year, the games are played at Deerfield with games in “even” years hosted by […]

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 […]