“Jack Coogan and Derryfield opened my mind to the arts and to theater. It taught me that theater can have an impact on the world. It has the ability to put the audience into someone else's shoes and feel what they feel. I think that is very important and needed in today’s world.”
“Derryfield encouraged me to try new things and take risks. My advisor and coach, Dudley Cotton, encouraged me to lean into what I was good at and made me realize that I didn’t have to stick to the traditional path.”
“Derryfield always kept me interested, the school let me be an athlete one day and be cast in the spring musical the next. Derryfield taught me how to love learning and thoroughly prepared me for my future. Everyone there was bright and motivated. It was a relief to be with like-minded folks, instead of being the odd one out.”
“Derryfield gave me exposure to a much bigger world than I knew at the time. It gave me the experience and tools that I have implemented in all of my endeavors. It taught me how to be comfortable outside my comfort zones as well as the importance of teamwork. DS told me that the sky's the limit and that I could do anything I set my mind to. The lessons I learned from Derryfield are now the lessons I share with my two daughters.”
At Derryfield, a common, unseen thread that I wasn’t able to recognize until after graduating was how fearless we were encouraged to be. Jump, try anything while embracing the possibility of failure. Race down the ski course a little faster than you feel comfortable doing, take the harder class, try a new club you don’t have any background in...
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.