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Happy 2019 and Jingle Mingle Thanks

Happy new year from the Deerfield Parents’ Network! I hope you had a wonderful holiday break with your families. Thank you to the many families who contributed to the 2018 Jingle Mingle Fund. The generous outpouring shows our appreciation and recognition for Deerfield’s faculty and staff. This […]

Challenging Subject Matter in 13 Reasons Why

The following information was sent to all employees earlier this week: I am writing to briefly inform and offer support around a Netflix series that premiered on March 31st. The show, entitled 13 Reasons Why, is a 13-part adaptation of the novel of the same […]

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 […]

Important Back to School Information

Dear Deerfield Families, Greetings from the Student Life Office (formerly the Dean of Students Office)! I hope you are enjoying a restful and restorative summer and that you and your child/ren are looking forward to the start of the school year. It’s with this in […]

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 […]