Emma Pyles '20 - Connecticut College
My first week at Derryfield, I was stopped by a teacher in the hall. As a nervous new student, I was sure I was in trouble. However, the teacher simply wanted to introduce himself since we had overlapping free periods. The concern that the faculty has for each student is part of what makes Derryfield so special. I chose Connecticut College because of its similarly welcoming environment. I feel confident and prepared as I head to college, and for that I am so grateful to the teachers at Derryfield.
In every class that I have taken at Derryfield, the teachers have encouraged students to ask questions, welcomed differing opinions, and emphasized seeking extra help. All of these aspects of a typical Derryfield classroom will enable me to succeed in college, no matter the subject.
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.