Family Events

Miami Reception

February 15, 2023 — 6:00–8:00 pm

Please join us in Miami on Wednesday, February 15 as we take Deerfield on the road! Our reception with Head of School Dr. John P.N. Austin will be from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the home of Cricket Whitton ’04 and Nick Hammerschlag ’04. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Attire: Smart casual. Please RSVP by February 1. We hope to see you there!

**Please note that there are two other Florida events and guests have an opportunity to register for any/all events.

Palm Beach Reception

February 16, 2023 — 5:00–7:00 pm

Please join us in Palm Beach on Thursday, February 16 as we take Deerfield on the road! Our reception with Head of School Dr. John P.N. Austin will be from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the home of Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson and Mrs. Suzanne Johnson P’24. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Attire: Smart casual. Please RSVP by February 1. We hope to see you there!

**Please note that there are two other Florida events and guests have an opportunity to register for any/all events.

Vero Beach Luncheon

February 17, 2023 — 12:00–2:00 pm

Please join us in Vero Beach on Friday, February 17 as we take Deerfield on the road! Our lunch with the Head of School Dr. John P.N. Austin will be from 12:00 – 2:00 pm hosted by Geoffrey ‘80 P’24 and Diana Newton P’24; Luke ‘63 P’20 and Belinda Terry P’20; and Susan van der Stricht W‘68, at John’s Island Club, 3 John’s Island Drive, Vero Beach, FL. Attire: Smart casual. Please RSVP by February 1. We hope to see you there!

**Please note that there are two other Florida events and guests have an opportunity to register for any/all events.

Spring Family Weekend

Save the Date:  April 21-22, 2023

Book your lodging early as local hotels fill up quickly.

Commencement

Commencement 2023 is scheduled for Sunday, May 28, 2023, which is Memorial Day Weekend. Please be advised that the University of Massachusetts Amherst is hosting their Commencement on the same weekend. We recommend booking your lodging early, as local lodging is limited on this holiday weekend. Check back here for more information on Commencement throughout the academic year.

Fall Family Weekend

We had a terrific Fall Family Weekend this October, full of cheer and informative events.

You can look through the photo galleries of families and performances here.

We also have two videos:

Fall Family Weekend Head of School Remarks

Panel on Student Emotional Health, Wellness, and Resilience

Welcome Families!
The Parent Engagement Team welcomes you to Deerfield.

Come visit and explore the Parent Lounge in the Ephraim Williams house.

Relax and Recharge
The Parent Lounge is a place on campus where you can relax, meet fellow parents, have a cup of coffee to-go (or stay!).
All you need
It has an accessible restroom, a hydration station to refill your water bottle, access to a computer, the local newspaper, a place to recharge your phones, and is generally a quite respite for parents.
When is it open?
The Parent Lounge is open to parents throughout the school year

whenever our office is open

(Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm)

and over special weekends (Family Weekends, Choate Day etc.)

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Contact the Director of Parent Engagement

Julia Flannery, P’21
jflannery@deerfield.edu
413-774-1593