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Deerfield Academy is “opening the door” for an Admission Open House on Saturday, September 14, 2019! Join us for a day of tours, informational panels, and meet & greets. Registration will begin at 10:00 am and programing will conclude at 1:00 pm with optional highlights to view and visit throughout the afternoon. »
Watch the livestream of Convocation 2019 and the Induction of Dr. John P.N. Austin as the Academy's 56th Head of School beginning today at 4:30 pm (EST).
As we look with anticipation to the coming school year, I extend to each of you the warmest of welcomes. I am incredibly excited for the fall, and I am looking forward to meeting you in just a couple of weeks.
If you are new to Deerfield (as I am!) rest assured: You will find here a community that is warm, embracing, and caring. We are ready to help you settle in, make new friends, and model Deerfield at its best—and the faculty and staff have been preparing for your arrival with purpose and energy throughout the summer. Read more....
A team of Deerfield Academy cyclists participated in the Pan-Mass Challenge this past weekend, riding over 200 miles over two days. Together, they raised more than $50,000 to support cancer research at Dana Farber. “Team Deerfield” consisted of alumni, employees, parents, and friends including Christian Day, Tim McVaugh, Toby Emerson, Jeff Galli, Bob Graves, Chip
Congratulations to Jimmy Patton ’20 on his selection to the USRowing Jr. Team 8+. He’ll be racing at the Jr. World Championships in August!
A six year project to restore the Civil War memorial on the Deerfield Common is nearing completion. Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association led the early stages of the monument restoration project, and received support from Deerfield Academy and the Class of 1969 (pictured) along the way. Read more. »
Students have been traveling abroad with Deerfield’s Center for Service and Global Citizenship this summer in Spain, France, South Korea, and Croatia, Bosnia, & Serbia. CSGC travel programs challenge students to consider new perspectives, and they serve as extensions of Deerfield courses, enriching and applying lessons learned in the classroom. View a gallery of images from the Croatia, Bosnia, & Serbia trip by student photographer Kendal Duff '21 and read reflections on the Notes From Abroad Blog. »
The United Way of Franklin County recognized Deerfield Academy’s community volunteer efforts with a new award during its annual Community Celebration and Recognition Breakfast. The Channing Bete Cornerstone Award will be given each year to a workplace that “lives united by giving, volunteering and advocating in support of the well-being of Franklin County residents.” Read
View highlights from the 2018/2019 Advanced Placement Photography portfolios.
Brandon Wu ’15 and the Stanford men’s golf team defeated higher ranked Texas to win the 2019 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship yesterday, May 29 in Fayetteville, Arkansas at Blessings Golf Club. It is the ninth title in program history and the first since 2007 for the Cardinals. Read More. »
After a combined 73-year teaching career at Deerfield, Claudia Lyons and David Dickinson are retiring. Students and colleagues gathered outside of their last classes to celebrate the moment and honor their legacy. Watch the video. »
Watch a livestream of Baccalaureate this evening beginning at 5:00 pm. This year’s keynote speaker is Visual Arts Teacher David Dickinson, who is retiring after 32 years at the Academy. Watch here. »
Mae Emerson '19 and Fernanda Ponce '19 were among 11 area students honored with Peacemaker Awards by the Interfaith Council of Franklin County and Traprock Center for Peace and Justice last week at Greenfield Community College. Emerson said it was a “nice surprise” to be nominated for her work coaching Special Olympic athletes in floor hockey. Ponce said she was “shocked and honored" to be recognized for her work addressing issues of gun violence, immigration, cultural traditions, and institutional racism. Read More. »
The Boston Musical Intelligencer writes, "Deerfield Academy junior and third-year Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra member Meriel Bizri led off with a strikingly secure and beautifully inflected account of the first movement of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. She has chops aplenty for virtuoso display but chose a work of deep musicality. Fresh from a Boston Symphony Orchestra prize-account of the movement, she obliged on this afternoon with probing poetry, intense emotion, and spot-on technique. As the well-drawn unsettling truculence from the orchestra resolved to noble resignation, Bizri returned with a luscious benediction."
Dr. Margarita O' Byrne Curtis—Deerfield Academy's 55th Head of School—retires this spring. On Friday, Board President Brian Simmons P'12,'14 announced at a school celebration for Dr. Curtis that an anonymous donor has renamed New Dorm to O'Byrne Curtis in honor of her 13 years of service as Head of School. Learn More. »
The Deerfield Academy community took to the track on Thursday for the Miles for Meals event, organized by Deerfield's Center for Service and Global Citizenship in partnership with The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Food Bank Director Andrew Moorehouse and student organizers led the DA community around the track to help raise funds to feed families in need. Each lap walked by participants was tallied and will support the work of the Food Bank.