The Commons

A Place of Gathering & Connection

It has been our dream and vision for many years to build a Dining Commons at Derryfield, a spot that would be the heart and soul of our School, a place where we can come together to share a healthy meal, to learn about the importance of good nutrition, and to build community.

Healthy Choices

Derryfield is committed to creating a food service program that provides students the short-term fuel and long-term habits and education needed for wellness and top performance. The Commons will create a culture of wholesome eating and provide the best possible nutrition for growing bodies and active lives.

Safe Choices for your Diet

By partnering with Flik, our community will have access to the Nutrislice app. Flik builds their menus a month in advance, and with fresh scratch cooking, they know each ingredient used to make the meals provided. Families and students will be able to look at menus and identify food allergies, empowering students to move through the dining experience with knowledge and confidence about their food choices.

We’re Almost There!

Your support is important to help us cross the finish line. If you are interested in making a gift to help us complete this project, please contact Anna Moskov, Director of Philanthropy & Engagement at

Watch the Progress

Why We Gave

“The Dining Commons will provide a space for communal meals between staff and students. Eating and socializing together provides an opportunity for collaboration, connection, and communication, which ultimately strengthen bonds and fuel an environment of togetherness.  It is amazing to see The Commons evolve from a dream to reality, and supporting the growth and development of this was an easy decision to make.” – Drs. Karen and Andrew Wu

Meet our Campaign Co-Chairs