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Faculty / Advisor Meeting Scheduling Fall Family Weekend

The PickATime Scheduler is now CLOSED. Teachers will post their appointment schedules on their doors on Friday and Saturday during the meet-and greets. If there are appointments available, parents are welcome to work with the teacher to sign up on the spot for an open slot. You […]

Meet the DPN Leaders for 2016-2017

The Deerfield Parents Network (DPN) is an organization aimed at building partnerships among Deerfield parents, and between parents and the Academy. Our goal is to improve the Deerfield experience for all students and their families through a number of initiatives including the First Link program […]

Dating Comes to Deerfield

Deerfield can offer its students many things–excellent academics, wide-ranging co-curricular options and exposure to friends and teachers from all over the world–but it has not typically been able to offer normal high school dating experiences which are an important part of adolescent and personal development. […]

Diversity + Inclusion = Cultural Competency at Deerfield

Over the last 18 months, Deerfield’s board, parents, employees, and students have been engaged in an ongoing conversation about diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency. The school has embarked on a process of examining values, traditions and practices that either foster inclusion or create exclusion within […]

Parents Support Annual Fund and Senior Parents Project

Thank you for your extraordinary support for Deerfield’s Advancement efforts. Parent Giving is an essential part of the ongoing funding required to operate the school. It also allows the school to expand programs, facilities and opportunities for students and faculty ensuring that Deerfield remains at […]

The ‘Three Teachers’ at Deerfield

After nine years as a Deerfield parent, it never ceases to amaze me how well this school manages to evolve as the needs of our children change. As outside pressures continue to demand more of students, Deerfield maintains its ability to successfully straddle the balance […]

Parent Guide to Commencement Weekend

Spring flowers are blooming on campus and the planning for Commencement Weekend is well underway. There will be much to enjoy and celebrate throughout the weekend, culminating on Sunday morning May 29th, when the Class of 2016 will process down Academy Lane. Following the success […]

Senior Parent Perspective

Deerfield has been such a huge part of our lives for the past six years. We are fortunate that both of our children, Cameron and Brendan, have been a part of the Deerfield community. Students choose DA for many reasons. When we were touring secondary […]

Spring Family Weekend

Spring Family Weekend is just around the corner!  On May 6th-8th, we will be attending our students’ “mini-classes” (Friday 8am-1:10pm), sporting events, performing arts showcases, and more…. Some highlights: Margarita Curtis, Head of School, will welcome all and share her “state of the school” perspectives […]

Spring Term at Deerfield: A Primer for Parents

Signs of spring are all over campus!  Despite a relatively mild winter this year, students, faculty and staff are enjoying the warmer weather by putting away the winter coats and getting outside. The final term of the school year often flies by and so parents, […]