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  1. Wednesday, August 19, 2020

    1. 2020 Tidbits for New Deerfield Parents

      The First Link Committee of the Deerfield Parents Network (DPN) has put together this list of “tidbits”—useful information that you’ll find helpful as your child gets ready to leave for school. If you have questions or comments about the First Link program, feel free to contact Co-Chairs Vanessa Lewis, Stefanie Grosse, or Tracy Fauver. TIDBITS The […]
  2. Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    1. Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

      Fall 2020:  Healthy Beginnings As we enjoy the final weeks of summer, anticipation and excitement are growing for the beginning of the school year. We look forward to being back on Albany Road, reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones; returning to our favorite places on campus and exploring new spaces. All the while […]
  3. Tuesday, August 11, 2020

    1. Preparing for Move-in: Keep it Simple

      We gathered seasoned parents’ advice on packing and move-in so that you and your child will have a great start to the school year. The message is clear–keep it simple!  Here are our tips.
  4. Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    1. Family Dinner at Deerfield

      Sit Down Dinner at Deerfield Deerfield has a long standing tradition of the sit-down dinner.   This was NOT a positive for our daughter when our family was considering boarding schools . . . in fact, it was a negative. She thought it was too formal, too contrived, too “much” . . . a deal killer. Being […]
    2. A Parents’ Guide to Local Food and Dining

      Looking for a great place to take your student, a group of DA students or a quiet spot to enjoy a meal? Maybe you need to pick up food for a team gathering or just need a cup of coffee? Here is an “insider’s guide” to food and dining options near the Academy, put together by DA […]
  5. Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    1. Did You Know About the Parent Lounge?

      There is a Parent Lounge in the living room of the Ephraim Williams House that is available to you from 7 am-6 pm weekdays! Coffee, tea, the local newspaper, and a quiet spot to check your email all await. Over Fall Family Weekend, the lounge will be open on Saturday from 7 am until 8 […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Deerfield Parents Network (DPN) is an organization aimed at building partnerships among Deerfield parents, and between parents and the Academy. Schools like Deerfield no longer serve “in the place of parents,” but rather “along side of parents.” The goal of the Parents Network is to improve the Deerfield experience for all students and their families through several initiatives.

The Deerfield Parents Network does not have a formal office. The network of parents, staff, and volunteers spans the globe.

Sending an email to dpn@deerfield.edu is a good first point of contact for general inquiries. We’ll help you get in touch with members to answer your questions or help you to get involved.

There are many ways for a parent to support Deerfield. You can join the First Link program; you can attend student performances or athletic events; or make a contribution in programs that benefit students and the Academy’s efforts to create the best environment for learning.

Contact the Deerfield Parents Network