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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 […]

Study Tips for the DA Student: Change the Venue

If you get a call (i.e., text) from a weary teen sitting in his room after dinner this winter, you might suggest they sign out and take a hike to the Garonzik. A change of scenery from the dorm and a brisk walk with a […]

Winter 101 – Surviving and Thriving in the Cold

In January, the average high and low temperatures in Deerfield range from 33 degrees Fahrenheit to 13 degrees. In February, things improve slightly; the average range is 37 degrees to 16 degrees. So it will be cold. Also snowy…and icy…and dark. But there are many […]

Pathways to College Recap 2014

Peter Warsaw, Academic Dean, and Mark Spencer, Director of College Advising, took to the newly renovated Hess Center stage to provide an overview of Deerfield’s advising on Friday afternoon of Fall Parents’ Weekend. The audience was primarily parents of juniors, sophomores and freshmen and the […]

Care Package Ideas to Ward Off the Winter Blues!

Even if you live hours away from your Deerfield child, it does not mean that you can’t show that you care. It is fairly easy to send your child a care package, especially as those stressful tests and long winter nights prevail. A package from […]