Earth Week Events at Deerfield

Dr. Matthew Hayek—science and policy researcher in climate change and food systems at Harvard—is on campus today to discuss some of the cutting-edge research in

Molly Schaus ’06 Presented with 2019 Ashley Award

Molly Schaus ’06 was presented with the 2019 Ashley Award at School Meeting on April 17. The Ashley Award, named in honor of Tom Ashley, Class of 1911, was created by the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association to recognize a young Deerfield alumnus or alumna who is pursuing a life of service. It honors those who can serve as an example for current students and their fellow alumni.

Deerfield Model UN Brings Home Many Wins From Dartmouth

This weekend, 13 Deerfield students traveled to Hanover, NH to compete in the Dartmouth Model United Nations Conference. These students represented a number of countries in order to address global issues ranging from Brexit to Climate Change Refugees to Chemical Weapons. Many Deerfield delegates emerged as leaders in their respective committees, speaking frequently and eloquently, ultimately becoming primary sponsors on the final resolutions that passed with stunning majorities. Read more.»

Alpine Ski Teams Victorious at 2019 Class A NEPSAC Championship

Yesterday, the Deerfield girls varsity alpine ski team won the 2019 Class A New England Prep School Athletic Council championship at Mt. Sunapee in Sunapee, NH.

The Big Green won with 29 points; scoring 10 points on the slalom and 19 on giant slalom. St. Paul’s finished in second place with 33 points.

The Deerfield boys captured the silver medal at the championships; posting a final team score of 56 (25 slalom, 31 giant slalom). Read more. »

Nine Deerfield Students Honored with Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Nine Deerfield students have been honored with Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and honorable mentions by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent. Sarah Jung ’20, Yongjin Park ’22, Mia Silberstein ’20, Sabrina Ticer- Wurr ’21, and Lukas Trelease ’20 won “Silver Key” awards, and Jinghuizi (Jing) He ’21 was awarded the highest regional honor—a “Gold Key” distinction for her poem, “Half Forgotten.” Oscar Depp ’21, Daisy Dundas ’21, and Isabella K.A. Rolfe ’21 received Honorable Mentions. Read Jing’s poem “Half Forgotten.” »

Albany Road Earns Highest Award in National Competition

Albany Road, the literary magazine from Deerfield Academy has been awarded REALM First Class, in the Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) Program of the National Council of Teachers of English. This is the top honor in this nationwide contest. This year, 358 literary magazines were submitted to this national competition for review. Of that number, 28 received the elite designation of REALM First Class.
Browse past issues of Albany Road. »

Peter B. Nilsson Appointed Next Head of School for King’s Academy

Congratulations and best wishes to Peter Nilsson, who has been named Head of School for King’s Academy! Peter came to Deerfield in 2000 to teach English. He left to pursue other interests in 2005 and returned to the Academy in 2009. Most recently, he has served as Deerfield’s Director of Research, Innovation and Outreach and Assistant Dean of Faculty. During his time at Deerfield Peter also created “Athena,” a platform and program for connecting teachers and the content they create. Peter and his family will move to Jordan early this coming summer.

MLK Day Events

Today, January 22, Deerfield students, faculty, and staff will continue to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A full day

Student Photography from MassMoca Trip

Advanced photography students visited the recently-expanded galleries of the remarkable contemporary art museum MassMoCA, which is only an hour away from campus, in North Adams.

Deerfield Jewish Student Alliance Holds Tree of Life Vigil

Members of the Deerfield community gathered for a candlelight vigil on Sunday evening to honor the lives of those lost in the senseless shooting that took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 27th, 2018. Student-members of the Jewish Student Alliance read remembrances about each of the 11 victims and led those gathered in the Mourner’s Kaddish prayer.