Our motto carries extraordinary significance for students and alumni alike:

“Be Worthy of Your Heritage.”

It demonstrates that we honor our past,

even as it commands us to carry our

core values into the future.

When you take your place at Deerfield, you have the opportunity to shape your own legacy and to establish what an education means to you.

Whether it’s your pursuit of deeper intellectual understanding, your service to the community, or your commitment to addressing the world’s most pressing problems,

your actions define your character and your heritage—and in the process,

you define Deerfield as well.

Go Big Green