Benefits of Working at Deerfield

Retirement Plan

The Academy’s retirement plan is a defined contribution, non-contributory plan through TIAA individual retirement annuities. The Academy contributes 9.5% of salary up to 75% of the Social Security High Bend Point, and 13.8% of the portion of salary which exceeds this index. This contribution is subject to a 33 month vesting schedule. A tax-deferred annuity plan is available for employee elective deferrals.

Health and Dental Insurance Plans

Deerfield Academy provides access to high-quality health care by maintaining comprehensive group medical and dental plans. A Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) is paired with the medical plan, which assists employees with expenses associated with the deductible.

Life and Total Disability Insurance Plans

Life and Total Disability Insurances are offered at no cost to employees.

Flexible Compensation Plan (Section 125)

Employees may pay for uninsured expenses for medical, dental, and child care with pre-tax dollars.

Paid Time Off

Leave for professional development (sabbatical), holidays, vacation, sick, personal, funeral, parental, and military leave time are all generously offered according to employee classification and federal and statutory laws.

Tuition Remission

Full-time staff and contractual employees are eligible for 90% tuition remission for their IRS dependents of high school age that can pass the admission requirements of Deerfield Academy. Fees are the responsibility of the employee.

Tuition Reimbursement

The Academy will reimburse employees for the cost of job-related training and/or courses within certain guidelines.

Employee Assistance Plan

The Employee Assistance Plan provides short-term crisis intervention at no cost to employees and their family members. For assistance call 1-800-316-2796 or go to:

Early Learning Center

An on-site day care & preschool center is provided at a reasonable fee for children aged 18 months to 5 years.

Retirement and Financial Counseling

Professional certified financial planners and retirement counselors are made available for employee counseling.

Discounted Purchase Programs

Academy employees enjoy many discount purchase programs including significant discounts for athletic equipment, books and food.

Use of Facilities

The D.S. Chen Health & Wellness Center, library, athletic complex, and other facilities are made available to employees for care, recreation, and enrichment.