Deerfield Academy (Massachusetts)
Deerfield Academy is a co-ed boarding school that was established in 1797, located in Deerfield, Massachusetts. An endowment in 2007, made the cost $680,000 to pay for one student’s yearly education. $37,000 per day or $52,000 for boarders. They have 520 boarders, in a total school size of 600 students. It was originally a boarding school for prominently wealthy boys that opened in 1797 when Governor Samuel Adams signed a charter to have a school in the Deerfield, Massachusetts area.
In the 20th century, when Frank Boyden became headmaster, he told farmers that Deerfield could educate their sons and make them highly successful. In 1989, the academy opened the door to girls, making the school coed after changing back to an all boys school in 1948. In 1944, the academy temporary became a co-ed boarding school. Many of the academy’s alumni had gone on to graduate from schools such as Princeton, Colby, Brown, and other ivy league schools.
Since 1922, Choate Day has been an academy tradition. The top two boarding schools would have a varsity sports competition during the final week of the fall season. The boarding school competed against Andover – Exeter, Groton – St. Mark’s, and Lawrenceville – Hill.
Associations & Organizations
- National Association of Independent Schools
- The Association of Boarding Schools
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