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Capital on Tour

My fall article referred to the concept of “human capital,” quoting Marvin Zonis: “Complexity will be the hallmark of our age. The demand everywhere will be for ever higher levels of human capital… The schools that produce it… will be the big winners of our […]

Dorm Plans Take Shape for Fall 2015

In the many weeks that have passed since my announcement, I’ve been heartened to see our kids begin to adjust to and even rally around this dorm configuration project. They’ve invested in it, kept an open mind and offered their ideas.  I’ve met with advisory […]

Next Campus Renovations Priorities: Boyden Library and Athletics

As the school community enjoys the newly renovated Hess Center, it reminds us of how the Deerfield facilities and setting significantly enhance the learning experience for students, faculty and staff. Not surprisingly, the work to maintain and enhance the campus is never ending. The routine […]

Deerfield’s First TEDx Talks

As Riley Ennis spoke at Convocation a few years ago about his discovery in high school of what might turn out to be a cure for cancer, Peter Warsaw wondered whether Deerfield might then—or at some point in the future—have a student who while here […]

Spring Weekend Preview

Spring Parents Weekend will be here soon! May 8th-10th, we can look forward to attending our students’ mini-classes (Friday 8am-1:10pm), sporting events, performing arts showcases, and more. A few highlights: Margarita Curtis, Head of School, will welcome all parents and share her “state of the […]

Parent Guide to Commencement Weekend

Although a little snow is visible around campus and temperatures are still chilly, we can be assured that great planning is underway for Commencement Weekend and that campus will be in full bloom as our seniors process down Academy Lane on Sunday, May 24th, 2015. […]

Reflections on the Deerfield Journey

How did four years go by so quickly? Our daughter can hardly believe that her time at Deerfield Academy is nearing an end. We knew it would be an extraordinary education, but Deerfield exceeded our expectations, proving to be warm environment in which the faculty […]

DPN – Building a Partnership

I attended Deerfield in the 1970’s. Aside from drop-off in the fall and pick-up in the spring, most of us rarely saw our parents on campus. Calls home were limited to the one phone at the end of the dorm corridor. There was usually a […]

Fundraising Update

On a year to date basis, excluding the senior class, the 50% parent participation rate to the annual fund is well ahead of last years’ pace. The goal for the full year is 70%, so please make every effort to contribute by the end of […]

Faculty and Staff Holiday Bash!!

This year’s annual Faculty and Staff Holiday Party, held December 19th for all the employees of Deerfield Academy, was an ENORMOUS success!! Guests arrived at the Starfield in the Koch Center on this cold, winter night around 6:00pm. As the guests arrived dressed in brightly colored island […]