Does your child look forward to going to school every day? Derryfield students do! Give us an hour of your time to explain how you can have a happy middle or high school student.
At this small, informal session families enjoy a brief presentation including a video, have an open question and answer session and also have the opportunity to explore our wonderful campus with a student ambassador. Light snacks and beverages will be available. Parents, prospective students, and siblings are welcome!
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!
Take Route 101 to I-93 North. Follow I-93 to Manchester Exit 9N. At the first traffic light (Bank of America) turn left onto West Alice Avenue, which makes a sharp left turn and ends at a stop sign. Turn right onto Bicentennial Drive and go to the bottom of the hill to the stop sign. You are facing The Derryfield School campus. To go to the main entrance, turn left and the entrance will be on the right. To go directly to the Admission Office, go straight at the stop sign across River Road into our Middle School entrance. Part way down the hill, turn left into the large lot next to the Gateway Building. On the left, you will see four reserved spots for Admission. Take the staircase on your left, which leads to the front of the Gateway Building and directly into our Admission reception area.
Take Interstate-93 to Manchester Exit 9N. At the first traffic light (Bank of America) turn left onto West Alice Avenue, which makes a sharp left turn and ends at a stop sign. Turn right onto Bicentennial Drive and go to the bottom of the hill to the stop sign. You are facing The Derryfield School campus. To go to the main entrance, turn left and the entrance will be on the right. To go directly to the Admission Office, go straight at the stop sign across River Road into our Middle School entrance. Part way down the hill, turn left into the large lot next to the Gateway Building. On the left, you will see four reserved spots for Admission. Take the staircase on your left, which leads to the front of the Gateway Building and directly into our Admission reception area.
(Bedford, Amherst, Nashua, Hollis): Take I-293 North along the Merrimack River past downtown Manchester. Take Exit 6, Amoskeag Bridge. Follow your first right off of the rotary. Move into the left lane and stay left over the river to the light at Elm Street. Turn left on Elm, and left again at the next light onto Webster Street. Turn right onto River Road. Follow approximately two miles to Derryfield's main campus. (Note: Continue straight at the stop sign where Union Street intersects with River Road.) The main entrance will be on the left. To go directly to the Admission Office, go approximately 200 yards past the main entrance and turn left into the Middle School entrance. Part way down the hill, turn left into the large lot next to the Gateway Building. On the left, you will see four reserved spots for Admission. Take the staircase on your left, which leads to the front of the Gateway Building and directly into our Admission reception area.
Susan has been happily employed by The Derryfield School since 2005. During this time, she has been able to pursue her passions for service and travel by creating service learning and global education programs for the School. Susan has also spent time teaching history and advising upper school students.
Currently, in her role as Assistant Head for External Affairs, Susan is involved with marketing, communications, admission, summer programs, international trips & exchanges, and international students. Whether it's taking a group of students to China, arranging an exchange for a South African student, interviewing a prospective student, or tweeting about Derryfield, Susan is thrilled to be part of the Derryfield community, interacting daily with dedicated faculty and hard working students.
Susan has two grown sons, Adam and Jesse, who attended Derryfield from sixth-twelfth grade (and are both supporting themselves!), and a wonderful teenage daughter, Talia. Outside of school, she spends time with her family, volunteers in the community, and finds ways to enjoy the indoor and outdoor pleasures of New England.
A Derryfield alumna of the class of 1987, Kathleen happily rejoined her alma mater in 1996. Since that time, she has been involved in both the Advancement and Admission worlds at Derryfield in a variety of capacities, including Director of the Annual Fund and Director of Admission. In 2005, Kathleen took a breather and stepped into an Associate Admission role, which left time for everything else, including serving as a ninth and tenth grade advisor, running the tour guide program, and helping to initiate Derryfield's social media presence.
In the summer of 2013, Kathleen stepped back into role of Director of Admission with a new exciting team! Her goals include combining a passion for social media with her institutional memory to tell the world about Derryfield. She claims that the best thing about being employed at her alma mater is the privilege of working alongside inspiring colleagues, who were once her admired and influential teachers.
Mother to Miles '17 and Parker '21, Kathleen spends her spare time living the life of a domestic diva: cooking, baking, watching the kids play sports, and obsessing over the bluebirds in the backyard. Bucket list accomplishments include three marathons, the Mount Washington Road Race, and skydiving. What's next?
A recent college grad and DS alumna from the class of 2011, Meredith attended American University, where she graduated with a B.A. in Strategic Communication and Public Relations, and took advantage of the city’s ever-growing start-up culture. In her last year of college, Meredith worked with a DC-based women’s apparel brand and the city’s very first grilled-cheese bar in marketing and public relations.
As the Assistant Director of Admission, Meredith spends her days interviewing applicants, working with student ambassadors to ensure that every campus visit runs smoothly, and running the international student program; however, Meredith’s most cherished part of her job is acting as an advisor to a handful of lively freshman!
When she’s not kicking around DS, Meredith loves adventure and trying new things like bouldering, skiing, hiking, swimming, intense kick-boxing classes and meeting up with friends across the globe. It's an extra measure of fun to be back on Derryfield's campus with her sister, Charlotte ’16!
Claire joined Derryfield in 2007, coming from a background that includes college admission office work, restaurant management, property and casualty insurance, and most recently twelve years at American Cancer Society working in administration, special event management and community organization. She remains an active volunteer with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, especially the Derryfield team.
You'll find her responding to all inquiries about The Derryfield School, greeting visitors, facilitating student day visits, and coordinating department events (the ice cream socials being her favorite). She has a strong affinity for the Creative Arts department as a quilter, jewelry designer, and former member of various vocal groups. Her most amazing DS experience came in March of 2012, chaperoning the Habitat for Humanity trip to West Virginia for twenty-three students.
Claire and her husband, Craig, live nearby and when not at home tending their gardens and working on home improvement projects, are on the road. Their favorite destinations are Illinois and Wisconsin--to see their two children and four grandchildren--and the Maine coast.
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.