Admission
Application Process

Middle School

Come to Derryfield to be transformed. Your passions will guide the change.

Upcoming Events

List of 3 events.

  • Apr
    13

    Spring Concert

  • May
    4

    Admission Open House

    Would your family like to find out how Derryfield students are discovering their passions for learning, the arts, athletics, and service right here near home?  

    Please join us! 
    This informative evening program features the following:
    * Student and Faculty Q&A Panel 
    * Student-led tours of campus 
    * Light refreshments 

    This program will give your family an insight into Derryfield's extensive academic and extracurricular program offerings, as well as provide admission process information for students exploring this option for the fall of 2018 and beyond.  We also encourage families considering entering in the fall of 2017 to come learn about our rolling admission process.  This is your chance to explore and ask, ask, ask!

    The program begins in the Lockwood Lyceum.  Parking is available in the Middle School and Upper School parking lots.  Please arrive by 5:45 to register.  Siblings, other family members. and friends are welcome to attend!
    Location: Lockwood Lyceum
  • May
    19

    Upper School Play

    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
    Location: Performing Arts Auditorium
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Middle School Application, Grades 6-8

Steps for Applying
  1. Complete the online inquiry form.
  2. Schedule an interview with our office.
  3. Begin completing your online application (directions will be sent to you after you submit an inquiry).
  4. Download, print, and submit the required Middle School Recommendation Forms to your teachers.
  5. Sign up for standardized testing
  6. If you are a homeschooled student, download the additional guidelines.
Applicants who complete the process by the priority deadline of February 1, 2017 can expect to receive admission decision on March 10, 2017. Applications received after the deadline will be considered in our "rolling admission" process, and qualified candidates will be offered admission if spaces become available. Please call the Admission Office at 603.669.4524 for details on the rolling admission process.

This is the BEST part of the process! You will spend a full day at Derryfield with a student host, attend classes and activities, participate in the Derryfield community, and meet teachers and students. The day begins for your family with an 8:00 a.m. campus tour, led by one of our student ambassadors. Directly after the tour or when your class day ends, an admission counselor will interview you and meet with your parents.
OPTION #1 
Tour Student Interview Parent Chat Dismissal
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 2:20 p.m.
       
OPTION #2
Tour Parent Chat Student Interview Student Dismissal
8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Please call us at 603.669.4524, option 3 to book your visit!

Taking the SSAT
Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) scores are a required portion of the Derryfield application. Our admission process does not seek aspecific score or threshold of standardized achievement; rather, scores are useful in generating the most complete picture of the student we can obtain. A pamphlet enclosed in the Derryfield admission packet outlines how to sign up for the test at SSAT. The site also contains a wealth of information about the test, including registration for free webinars on such topics as the test format and content, strategies for taking the test, and understanding the score report. When you register for the test, be sure to enter the Derryfield code, 2800, so that your scores will be reported directly to us.

Middle School applicants may take the test at any SSAT testing site listed on their website. Please note that The Derryfield School is a testing site in October, November, December, and January. You can register to take the test at Derryfield by accessing SSAT. We encourage testing in November and December; this allows time for a second test if the family wishes, or rescheduling if your child should be ill or a family emergency arises.

Please note that students who take the test later than January 7, 2017 national date will miss the priority application deadline of February 1, 2017. To meet this deadline, students are encouraged to register for the earlier test dates. The SSAT website has detailed information about dates, locations and special testing accommodations.

2016-17 Middle School Forms

2016-2017 SSAT Test Calendar

October 15, 2016*
November 12, 2016*
December 10, 2016*
January 7, 2017*
February 11, 2017
March 4, 2017
April 22, 2017
June 10, 2017

*offered at The Derryfield School

The Derryfield School

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