Archive for the News

Ivory Hills Named Academic Dean

Science teacher and Director of Sustainability Ivory Hills has been named Deerfield’s new Academic Dean. He will take over for Interim Academic Dean Joe Lyons on July 1st. Margarita Curtis made the announcement in a letter to the campus community in February. The full text of […]

Winter Term Assessments and Spring Break Schedule

Please make student departure and travel plans according to the posted assessment schedule. Assessments run from Thursday, March 9 through Saturday, March 11. All students are expected to take their assessments during their assigned assessment period. In extraordinary circumstances, students and their families may place […]

Commencement 2017

Attention Senior Families: Commencement 2017 is right around the corner! Invitations have mailed (did you receive yours?) and online registration begins on March 6th. A full schedule of events is available here. As the weekend approaches, please be sure to consult the Guide to Commencement to […]

AP Registrations Due by February 13

AP exam registration time has begun! Students have received an email and there is a posting on the Bulletin with a link to the registration form. Please discuss exams with your child. The deadline for registering is February 13th.  Exams are $95/each. Students that are […]

DA to Partner with Renowned Psychologist on Student Wellbeing Study

Deerfield Academy is excited to partner with Dr. Suniya Luthar, a world-renowned psychologist and researcher, this winter and spring. Dr. Luthar will help us survey our student body in early February. The results will allow us to continue promoting positive development and an excellent experience for our […]

A Word of Caution

Dear Seniors and Parents, Every year around this time, Deerfield students implore parents to indulge them in plans for ski weekends and spring break adventures. You might be told that everyone goes—and that these are Academy trips—but that’s not true. You might be told that […]

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 […]

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 […]