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The Experimentory Blog

Our year-round blog describes our program, values, and plans for next year.

The Exp Summer Daily

Our summer news consists of daily updates while we're in session -- giving a window into past years.

Sampling Deerfield

December 21, 2017

Exp16 students stopping for an ice cream on Deerfield Day.Imagine: it's a hot, sticky day in late July. You've just finished a hike and you stop by a local ice cream stand on your way home. Stepping up to the window, you are amazed: they carry every flavor you can imagine -- and many you can't: Noni, Anise, Snozzberry Crunch (what's a snozzberry?). What do you choose? You wish you could try them all first before you decide.  Maybe you should just go with your usual - Vanilla with sprinkles.  What you really need in these situations is a sample -- a taste or two to help you make up your mind. Without that, you would just stick with what you know...

Four girls enjoy their new friends on the final day of the program.

As we move towards our fourth summer in 2018, we like to think of our program as an opportunity for you to Sample Deerfield.  The Experimentory has always been a place to try new things -- areas of study, solutions to problems, ways of looking at the world -- the Experimentory is also very helpful in terms of sampling.  When middle school students spend their summer with us, they are test driving boarding school life and Deerfield Academy. By the end of the summer they have answers to questions like, Is boarding school a good fit for me? What is it like to live in a dorm? Do I like living in a small, historic town? Is Deerfield a place I could see myself?

2018 will include a series of Experimentory Blog posts that explore how the Experimentory introduces students to Deerfield teachers, traditions, history, values, and life. Stay tuned!

Sample boarding school with a summer with the Experimentory


Experimentory Blog posts feature our students, teachers, classes, values, goals, and plans for the coming year. It's a great place to learn what we are like and decide whether we're a good fit for your next summer. If you're interested in subscribing, please complete the form below!

You may also enjoy our second blog, The Exp Summer Daily. It runs each summer during the program itself and can give you an idea of what the program is like on a daily basis.

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