Derryfield is excited to announce an array of domestic and international opportunities for our middle and upper school students for the 2016-2017 year. Limited financial assistance is available, and we encourage families to apply using the financial aid application. The deadline to apply for financial aid is October 14, registration forms are due October 21. For further information on these programs, please contact Susan Grodman at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 603.669.4524, ext. 2106.
Students will experience many aspects of New York on this four day, three night trip. Staying in midtown Manhattan, the group will see a Broadway show, visit the 9/11 Museum, go to the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island, and more. Of course there will be time for a bit of New York shopping and eating as well!
Derryfield has partnered with Deer Hill Expeditions for this trip, an organization with over 30 years of experience in Southwestern wilderness expeditions and service projects. Students will spend the first half of the trip hiking, mountain biking, and rafting, in the Moab, Utah area. The second half will be spent in Navajo Nation, Zuni, or Hopi communities, working on a service project in conjunction with community members, and participating in local cultural events.
For the fourth time, retired faculty member Candy Chaplin, who runs a foundation that supports health care and education in two Nepalese villages, will take students to Nepal. Students trek to the two villages, meet with local adults and children, perform service projects, and assist with medical clinics set up by the group (a physician accompanies the group.) This trip is a great way to experience the beauty of the people and scenery of Nepal.
Accompanied by Derryfield's Chinese language teacher, Julie Avery, students will visit an area of the country where Ms. Avery lived and taught. The group will start their journey in Xi’an, move on to Guangyuan, and end in Chengdu. Along the way students will see the Terracotta Warriors, visit museums and other cultural sights, work with students in local schools, and go to a Panda breeding center. Studying Chinese is not a prerequisite for this trip.
(March 19–26, 2017) Must be 16 or older by March 19
Once again, Derryfield will head down to North Carolina (in vans) to work with the Forsyth County Habitat for Humanity chapter, building homes alongside their construction staff and local volunteers. We will work hard, but also have the opportunity to explore the area; and we promise you will return home with sore muscles and a great sense of satisfaction!
Derryfield partners with two high schools in South Africa; Wynberg Boys’ High School in Cape Town, and Durban Girls’ College in Durban. Each winter, two girls from Durban and one boy from Cape Town come to Derryfield for a six week educational/cultural experience. These students live with the families of ninth and tenth grade students. In exchange, the Derryfield students with whom they live travel to South Africa over the summer to live with their exchange family, for a period of three to six weeks. This is a great way to make life-long friendships and experience all that South Africa has to offer.
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.