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Deerfield Academy

School rating 4 / 5 by

7 Boyden Lane Deerfield MA 01342 United States
9th to PG
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Deerfield students' learning experience mainly revolve around disccusion and collaboration with peers. Higher level math and science classes (AP and above) begin transitioning towards lecture based learning. The school's rigorous academic program prepares you extremely well for the academic challenges present at colleges and universities in the United States. Deerfield prides itself in smaller class sizes. All teachers are available for extra help and most are extremely enthusiastic about their subject. As students grow, Deerfield gives them more academic freedom and allows them to explore different subjects. All Deerfield students leave with a good command of composition and analytical skills.

College Counseling

Deerfield college counselor encourage students to create a 30/50/70 list of colleges at the end....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

Deerfield is interested in many types of individuals. The school takes a good portion of....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

The student population at Deerfield is extremely friendly and outgoing. Single rooms are usually guaranteed to sophomores, juniors and seniors at Deerfield. Deerfield has an outstanding proctor/peer counseling support system for younger students and a very strong alumni network for recent graduates. Dining and food options at Deerfield is nutritious and is satisfactory overall. The school also possesses excellent science, athletic, and library facilities. ...

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