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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 2019

November 5, 2018

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.

The Experimentory is a place to try new things--areas of study, solutions to problems, ways of looking at the world. It is also a way to try a new setting--boarding school and Deerfield Academy. A summer at the Experimentory is full of little sample spoons: a taste of sustainable design, a dab of living away from home, a lick of collaborative projects, a mouthful of Deerfield traditions. As a result, we hope our students will have a better sense as to what sort of school, classes, and learning suits them. We want them to order with bold confidence when it's their turn at the window!


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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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