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Crisis Protocols at Deerfield

If a crisis were to occur on campus, we would send all parents/guardians an email with details on the event and/or a link to the Academy website with further information. Naturally, we believe prevention is the most effective emergency response. With this in mind, the systems […]

Here Comes Winter

Ideas to Ward Off the Winter Blues Winter is upon us and whether we like it or not! Students who come from warmer climates are especially affected by the sharp seasonal shift. Many students (in denial) respond by continuing to wear their flip-flops and even shorts, but […]

Redefining “Prep” School

A year ago, OESIS Symposium panelist and Amherst social science professor Austin Sarat fielded an interesting question: “What can secondary schools do to better prepare students for their experience at college?” He offered three suggestions: teach students to write; make sure they develop coping skills; […]

The Second Year’s a Charm–So Far

Reflections from a Tenth-Grade Parent The tenth-grade year is easier. No longer new to this unfamiliar universe called Deerfield, tenth graders are free from the busy pressures of the junior year and the tearful farewells as a senior. The typical tenth grader still has an entire […]

Subscribe Online to The Deerfield Scroll

The official student newspaper, The Deerfield Scroll, has been in print on campus since it was established in 1925. Published roughly monthly during the school year, it addresses issues of student interest on a range of topics from on-campus to national and global. Many parents […]

DA Highlighted by RecyclingWorks MA

RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts is a new recycling assistance program designed to help businesses and institutions maximize recycling, reuse, and composting opportunities. Read more about Recycling Works. Deerfield Academy was selected as a case study exemplar for depicting how a school can thoughtfully manage the food […]

New Faculty Arrive on Campus

We are pleased to welcome 23 new faculty members to Deerfield this year. A listing by department is included below (with dorm association, if any). For more information on each, here is a link to new faculty bios. Note that the website directory includes bios […]

Parents Support Jingle Mingle 5

A Winter Lift with The Grift Apres Ski Party ‘Tis the season for giving, and you were all very generous to contribute to make this evening a special one!! Thank you to all the parents, grandparents and guardians that have helped as the school prepares […]

Wanted: Your Ideas and Input

The Deerfield Parents Network (DPN) is always looking for your input and suggestions on how to better serve parents. With this in mind, Is there a topic that you’d like to read about in a future DA Parents’ Network Link Newsletter? Are you interested in […]

Guest Speaker Addresses Healthy Relationships

As part of Deerfield’s continued focus on healthy relationships, dating, sexuality, and consent, educator Cindy Pierce visited campus in late September to talk with all students and faculty. She met separately with the Class of 2019 in the Ninth-Grade Village. Following the meetings, advisory groups […]