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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 […]

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 […]