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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 […]

Family Dinner at Deerfield

Last fall, I wrote an article on DA Dining Hall’s commitment to sourcing and serving local and sustainable food. In this article, I wanted to highlight the sit-down dinner tradition at Deerfield. When our family was considering independent college prep schools with our son, one […]

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 […]

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 […]