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Our Best for Your Best. That's the Derryfield promise. It's realized every day through small, engaged classes taught by dynamic, dedicated teachers. In Derryfield classrooms, students feel safe to take intellectual risks. And what happens in the classroom is only the beginning. For example, Derryfield's active style of learning brings Middle School science students out to the woods to track animal prints in the snow. It sends Upper School language students to Manchester's Hispanic communities for service learning. It encourages our seniors to complete Independent Senior Projects that take them, in some cases, all over the world!

Our Middle School Academic Programs combine a seriousness of purpose with a sense of fun and love of learning. Our Upper School Academic Programs result in a 100 percent acceptance rate at four-year colleges for graduates. The fact is, Derryfield is committed to fostering the best intellectual development and the best educational outcomes for all students.

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Academic News
Justice Students Meet a "Real Life Superhero"
3/10/2014
World Justice class introduces Derryfield eighth graders to the voices of many warriors for human rights, including Nelson Mandela and Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957. By a stroke of great fortune, our eighth graders were able to travel to Brooks School to meet, in person, another great warrior for equality and justice: Diane Nash....

Derryfield Student Artists Receive Honors
1/31/2014
A great way to wash away the winter doldrums is with a trip to an art gallery; now you can do that and enjoy Derryfield student artists at the same time. Honors for the 2014 Scholastic art awards have been announced, and works by eight different Derryfield students have been recognized....

Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest, or, I Think, Therefore Iamb
1/16/2014
All-School-Assembly on Monday, January 13 was a special, hour-long celebration of poetry. Twelve upper school students recited poems as part of Derryfield’s annual participation in the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation contest....

Derryfield Mathematicians Stretch their Muscles
1/8/2014
Who says you can’t have fun with math? Derryfield’s middle and upper school students are making math both fun and competitive, by forming math teams, and challenging each other and other school teams....

Holden '14 Selected to Women in Technology Program
11/15/2013
Eighteen years ago, BAE Systems in Nashua began its Women in Technology program, to encourage and inspire young women to pursue careers in STEM fields. The idea was to select high school students who had demonstrated interest, and invite them to the BAE campus to get more hands-on experience through a series of workshops held with BAE staff. From its start in Nashua, the program has gradually spread across southern New Hampshire, and this year, Derryfield is proud to have its first student participate in the program....
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