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At Derryfield, the idea is to become not just the best student you can be, but also the best person you can be. Arts, athletics, community service, and student organizations all present ways for students to pursue individual interests, develop leadership and interpersonal skills, make lasting friendships, and enjoy the many rewards of being a part of something greater than oneself. Student life at Derryfield is busy, challenging, fun, inspiring, and energizing all at the same time. The opportunities to discover and fulfill your potential as a member of our community are endless. That's because at Derryfield we want you to be yourself, only better.
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A Glimpse into Skill Building in the Classroom
What is "close reading" and why is it important?
One of the most important skills students learn at Derryfield is the ability to examine a text closely to discover its meaning....

Finishing Strong!
The recent warm weather has prompted a palpable change in the mood and energy
of students and faculty alike. This afternoon as I made my way from the Gateway
Building back to the Upper School, I was delighted to see thirty or more students

Reflections on Derryfield from South of the Equator
Each winter, Derryfield is host to three exchange students from South Africa. Two girls come to us from the Durban Girls’ College in Durban and one boy from the Wynberg Boys’ High School in Capetown. (In turn, three Derryfield students spend a portion of their summer in South Africa.) As this year’s students, Cassandra Erasmus and Kiara Lakaram from Durban and Kim Verburg from Capetown, were heading back to their homes, we asked them to reflect on their time at Derryfield...

Derryfield Players to Perform Lend Me a Tenor
The Derryfield players are excited to present Lend Me a Tenor, a comedy written by Ken Ludwig, described as a “madcap, screwball comedy, guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.” There will be three shows, April 24 at 7 p.m, and April 25 at 2 p.m and 7p.m. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the door or through

Girls’ Tennis Hosts Derryfield Jamboree
As spring approaches, the urge to get out onto the courts is strong. And that is just how Derryfield girls’ tennis kicked off the beginning of April, with snow still on the ground.
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