After months of anticipation, Deerfield’s new Athletics Complex is now open. Enjoy this first look inside!
Little Brown House Review, a journal of student writing, is now available to read online.
Small in numbers, but mighty in service to the community, The Deerfield Farm Team harvested carrots with local farmers at Riverland Farm, in Sunderland this week. Deerfield students have been helping out on this farm for the past ten years!
For the first time this weekend, the Big Green hosted the Big Red for St. Paul’s Day at Deerfield. It was a fun-filled afternoon of athletics with food trucks, cotton candy, s’mores, and plenty of school spirit! View the photo album.»
The exhibition, "Whispers of the Infinite: Woodcuts and Monotypes," by artist Keiji Shinohara opened last Sunday in the von Auersperg Art Gallery. Students docents will offer tours from Oct 8 until the end of the show on October 29. Student docents have met with the artist, and they hope to share some of the stories behind the work that they learned during their workshop.
Handouts are available in the gallery with suggested visual exercises to do in connection to this exhibition. The exercises are designed to encourage observation, reflection, and possible conversations.
"Calculating ratios for different types of pronouns in civil rights speeches. Counting the frequency and proximity of vowel sounds, consonant sounds and rhymes in rap music.
Those are just two examples of the projects students have taken on in Peter Nilsson, Anna Gonzales, and Ben Bakker's “Distant Reading” course at Deerfield Academy." Read More.
Feranmi Okanlami M.D., M.S., Class of 2003, is leading a groundbreaking effort in collegiate adaptive sports at the University of Michigan. Feranmi is assistant professor of family medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation, and knows the benefits of adaptive sports firsthand: a former academic All-American athlete himself, he graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 2011 before suffering a spinal cord injury in 2013. He is drawing on his own experience to develop a top-flight adaptive sports program that prioritizes diversity and inclusion.
If you’re in Michigan, consider joining Feranmi for a drop in game of wheelchair basketball...
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Head of School Search Committee, we are extraordinarily pleased to announce that the Board has voted unanimously to appoint Dr. John Austin as the Academy’s next Head of School. Dr. Austin, who currently serves as Headmaster of King’s Academy, Jordan, will succeed Dr. Margarita O’Byrne Curtis
Deerfield Academy is “opening the door” for an Open House on Saturday, September 15, 2018! Registration will begin at 10:00 am and our program will conclude at 1:00 pm with optional highlights to view and visit throughout the remainder of the afternoon. For more information and to view the schedule and register, please visit deerfield.edu/openhouse.
Take a sneak peek at Deerfield’s new Athletics Complex! Opening this fall…
Congratulations to Mina Liang ’19, who was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Massachusetts after competing in the state final last week. Mina will travel to Mobile, Alabama in June of 2019 to take part in the Distinguished Young Women National Finals.
The New York Times published a review of the exhibit “Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock” at the American Folk Art Museum, calling it “a handsome and unexpectedly passionate exhibition on art, science and education in the early American republic.”
The John Templeton Foundation has awarded its annual prize to His Majesty King Abdullah bin Hussein '80. The Templeton Prize honors a living person who has "made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works." The foundation praised Abdullah for doing "more to seek religious harmony within Islam and between Islam and other religions than any other living political leader."
The prize will be presented to the King at a Nov. 13 ceremony in Washington, DC. Previous recipients include the 14th Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mother Teresa, and the Rev. Billy Graham.
This past weekend, in the championship A final at the 2018 US Rowing Youth National Championships in Gold River, CA, the boys varsity rowing team captured the gold medal in the men’s 4+ division.
Lilly’s older sister, Amanda has epilepsy.
Lilly’s dog Luna also has epilepsy.
Lilly and her brother Max noticed how their older sister always gravitated toward Luna after a seizure, and how Luna always offered unconditional love and comfort. They wanted to share this amazing support with other epileptic children; but how? Read More >>
On Saturday, at the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association Championships on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, MA the boys rowing team captured another team championship title.
Retiring teacher Andy Harcourt walked out to this standing ovation after teaching his last class today. Thanks for 40 great years at Deerfield, Mr. Harcourt!