Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

Program Costs:

Our program tuition and other costs can change year-to-year, but the 2020 information below will provide a good estimate of what to expect.

2020 Costs
Application Fee:
Domestic Application: $65
International Application: $125

Tuition:
4 Week Program Boarding: $8,500
2 Week Program Boarding: $4,750

4 Week Program Day: $4,500
2 Week Program Day: $2,250

Boarding Tuition covers courses, room and board, linens, laundry, books, course equipment, on-campus activities, off-campus excursions, and Internet access. It does not cover health insurance if needed. It also does not cover students’ personal spending. Students will deposit spending money in advance. During the program, they can withdraw that money to purchase snacks and souvenirs, both on campus and during off-campus excursions. Remaining spending money will be reimbursed at the end of the program.

Day Tuition covers courses, meals, books, course equipment, on-campus activities, off-campus excursions, and Internet access. It does not cover health insurance if needed. It also does not cover students’ personal spending. Students will deposit spending money in advance. During the program, they can withdraw that money to purchase snacks and souvenirs, both on campus and during off-campus excursions. Remaining spending money will be reimbursed at the end of the program.

Financial Aid
The Experimentory offers a limited amount of financial assistance for domestic students. Financial aid is based on need and is applied for along with the program application. We are not able to provide financial aid to cover the cost of the entire program.

All students applying for financial aid must apply for both the program and financial aid by February 1 to be considered.  Financial aid applicants will be notified of their admissions decision and financial aid decision together via email later that month.

Applicants
We are looking for applicants that are curious, creative, and ready to take intellectual chances. However, our students also have the following demographics:

  • The Experimentory students must be current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, therefore entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade the fall after the program.
  • We excitedly welcome students of all kinds from across the country and world. We have had students from fifteen states and eleven countries.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Experimentory is designed to introduce our students to Deerfield Academy and boarding school life in general.  Our teachers and many of our staff members are at Deerfield all year round.  Further, the skills and concepts of the Experimentory are just the sort of skills that we believe make a successful student at any institution.  However, the Experimentory is not linked to Deerfield’s admission process and brings no specific advantage in admission to the Academy.

That said, Experimentory students get a taste of Deerfield Academy’s campus, teachers, culture, and values. This personal, experiential knowledge is valuable data for students and parents to know whether Deerfield Academy–or boarding school in general–is a good fit for them.

The Experimentory offers a limited amount of financial assistance for domestic students. Financial aid is based on need and is applied for along with the program application. We are not able to provide financial aid to cover the cost of the entire program. We are ready to consider financial aid applicants of all kinds – i.e. both day and boarding student and two week and four week students.

All students applying for financial aid must apply for both the program and financial aid by February 1 to be considered.  Financial aid applicants will be notified of their admissions decision and financial aid decision together via email later that month.

It is, of course, a completely made-up word, but still made up of meaningful parts. To start, it contains the word “Experiment.” We learn on our feet by trying, failing, considering what went wrong, and then trying again. It contains the word “mentor.” Our teachers coach and guide rather than simply lecture and instruct. And the suffix “–tory” – as in factory or dormitory – means place. So we’re a place to experiment with mentors.

Contact the Experimentory

experimentory@deerfield.edu
413-774-1436

7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 87
Deerfield, MA 01342

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