|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.
Are you ready to be your best?
|Franky Barradale '15 Wins Statewide Student Poetry Contest|
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire (PSNH) announced the winners of its 2014 Student Poetry Contests and Franky Barradale ‘15 won First Place in the Senior Division. PSNH, in partnership with the NH Council of Teachers of English (NHCTE) holds the contest each year. Winning submissions are published in the Society’s quarterly literary journal, The Poets’ Touchstone. Franky’s poem, Calculus, combines poetry with mathematics in a gently humorous way, using mathematical terms to describe a personal relationship....
|June Institute Addresses New Technology and New Teaching|
Every year, when the last student has left the building, the Derryfield faculty gathers for the “June Institute,” two days of professional development workshops. In previous years, experts from outside the school have come to lead the sessions, but for the past two years members of our own faculty have led, addressing issues pertinent to Derryfield....
|Middle School Students Get a Living History Lesson|
On Monday, June 2, the Middle School gathered at a special assembly featuring Stephan Lewy, who, with his family, was able to escape from the persecution of the Jews in Nazi Germany in the 1930s....
|Derryfield Teaching Fellowship Program Finishes a Successful Pilot Year|
Derryfield’s new Strategic Plan calls on the School to “Lead” - to become a regional leader in educational excellence and innovation. The creation of a teaching fellowship program to, in the words of Head of School Mary Carter, “raise up the next generation of educators,” is one of the central tasks to achieving this goal....
|Justice Students Meet a "Real Life Superhero"|
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....