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Over fifty years of leading lives of passion and purpose.
Dear Prospective Students & Families,

At The Derryfield School, our teachers, coaches, and advisors are dedicated to helping students find not only what they love to do, but also what the world calls them to do. This purpose has guided the Derryfield community for the past 50 years.

Derryfield’s beautiful, 84-acre campus offers a rich variety of academic, athletic, artistic, service, and social opportunities to help each student identify his or her interests, talents, and calling. Students are challenged, supported, and appreciated both for the people they are and for the potential inside them.

A school is only as strong as its faculty. Derryfield’s teachers are smart, passionate, and caring. They are committed to excellence, and teach with inspiration and humor. The School’s mission is “to inspire bright, motivated students to be their best,” and our faculty rise to this standard daily. Classes are small, and each student’s success and point of view matters. It is rare to find students who appreciate their education as much or who love and respect their teachers and coaches more than do the students at Derryfield.

From your first day here, you will be welcomed as part of the Derryfield family. You will grow and develop in this close, nurturing community where compassion, humor and joy matter. We want to help you become your best. Come to our campus and experience Derryfield for yourself.

Mary Halpin Carter, Ph.D., P'13, '16, '18
Head of School
  • Founded: 1964
  • Type: Independent, co-educational, college preparatory day school
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Area Served: 54 towns in NH and MA
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Campus size: 84 wooded acres
  • Student Body: 400
  • Faculty: 54 faculty members, 80% hold advanced degrees
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 8/1
  • Average Class Size: 16 students
  • Percent of students who are accepted to four-year colleges: 100%
  • Financial Aid: Awarded on a need basis to about 28% of students
  • Website: www.derryfield.org

The Derryfield School

2108 River Road, Manchester, NH 03104     p: 603.669.4524     f: 603.625.9715