Student life

Deerfield is dedicated to creating a warm and supportive environment for our students. Dorm life fosters a sense of community on campus. Dorm proctors, peer counselors, and peer tutors offer classmates valuable support. Clubs and organizations play a major role in life at the Academy. Student hangouts such as the Greer Center, the Koch Café, and the dorm provide opportunities for students to strengthen friendships and foster community spirit.


  1. Brian Barbato

    Health Teacher, 11th Grade Class Dean
  2. Samuel Bicknell

    Dean of Students
  3. Heather Brown

    Health Teacher, 9th Grade Class Dean
  4. Trevon Bryant

    Assistant Dean of Residential Life
  5. Amie Creagh

    Associate Head of School for Student Life, Language Teacher
  6. Curtis Garey

    Security Officer
  7. Jeff Hoey

    Bus Chaperone
  8. Jane Howard

    Student Life Office Chaperone
  9. Carol Kelly

    Temp Social Media & Email Manager/Chaperone
  10. Kevin Kelly

    Student Life Office Senior Associate
  11. Becca Melvoin

    Dean of Residential Life, 12th Grade Dean
  12. Connor Merrill

    Student Activities Coord/Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach
  13. Amanda Percival

    Administrative Assistant to the Student Life Office
  14. Drew Philie

    Assistant Athletic Director, 10th Grade Class Dean
  15. Peg Scarborough

    Executive Assistant to the Student Life Office
  16. Alyce Vincelette


Frequently Asked Questions

The DC/AHC selection process is now underway. Rising juniors and seniors have until April 2 to fill out an application; an email went out to these respective classes with instructions, and decisions will be announced in mid-May. Please email Dr. Melvoin if you have any questions.

Deerfield’s advisor feedback and request process has always taken place virtually, so we’ll undertake the process in the same manner this year. Advisor-related questions can be directed to Ms. Creagh or Dr. Melvoin.

The only document you will need to return will be your form I-20; please contact the Student Life Office with any visa-related questions.

Please contact with any visa-related questions.

All Student Council positions are elected yearly, and all students are eligible to run. Each class has multiple representatives, and students are also elected to be Student Council president, chair, post-graduate representative, and two day student representatives. A full list of current members is available on the Student Council website.

Deerfield students can leave campus during most weekends, provided that they submit the overnight permission form and their request is approved. Some weekends throughout the year are closed–including Commencement–and on these weekends, students may not leave campus. All closed weekends are marked on the Deerfield Academy calendar.

If you leave campus during the day for any reason, you must complete the off-campus signout form. If you would like to be off-campus for an overnight trip, including weekends, you must fill out the overnight permission form. If your request has been approved, you should print your confirmation and tape it to the door of your room.

For links to forms and a more detailed explanation of signout policies, visit our Travel and Signout page.

Transportation is provided to services at nearby faith communities. Jan Flaska, Dean of Spiritual and Ethical Life, can help make arrangements.

No, refrigerators and microwaves are not permitted in dorm rooms.

Every dorm room has a small closet or wardrobe, 80″ twin bed, bureau, desk and chair, mirror, wastebasket, overhead light, and carpeting.

The nearest airport is Bradley International Airport, located outside of Hartford, Connecticut, 55 miles south of Deerfield on I-91. Deerfield arranges transportation on charter buses to Bradley Airport during Thanksgiving vacation, winter vacation, long winter weekend, and spring vacation. As sign-up time approaches, students will receive email instructions on how to purchase tickets. There are also many limo, taxi, and shuttle services available that provide transport to the airport.

Contact Student Life

Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm

Main School Building, First Floor
PO Box 87
Deerfield, MA 01342