The purpose of Deerfield Academy is to educate young people - intellectually, aesthetically, socially, physically and morally - so that they become responsible, contributing citizens and fulfilled human beings.
A Deerfield education is characterized by a rigorous curriculum, lively exchange of ideas and supportive teaching. Its objective is to instruct students in the basic skills and subject matter of the humanities and sciences, to cultivate in them the habits and techniques of learning and to enable them to be curious, creative and independent. The school is committed to the arts and to the development of an aesthetic dimension in its students. The beauty of the campus, together with that of the village and Pocumtuck Valley, enhances this process.