The Derryfield School
|The Derryfield School|
|2108 River Road
Manchester, NH 03104
|Head of school||Dr. Mary Halpin Carter, (2012-)|
|Faculty||50 full-time, 6 part-time|
|Mascot||Cougar, Moose (unofficial)|
Established in 1964, Derryfield is well known in New Hampshire for its combination of academic, athletic, and artistic programs. Derryfield's school colors are maroon and white. The 2011 - 2012 tuition is $27,435.
Derryfield's commitment to public service is made clear in its mission statement: "Recognizing that academic achievement without compassion and concern for others is meaningless, we are committed to purposeful involvement in the world outside our school in both the local and the global community." Over three-quarters of the student body are involved in volunteer activities. The Middle School's Builders Club and the Upper School's Key Club, both affiliated with Kiwanis International, provide opportunities for students to become involved in community projects. Since 1991, the school has housed Breakthrough Manchester (formerly Summerbridge), the third oldest Breakthrough Collaborative site in the nation.
Students in grades 7-12 are required to participate in two trimesters of athletics each academic year, while sixth graders participate in a comprehensive physical education and wellness program. The school competes in several sports, including cross-country running, crew, field hockey, golf, and soccer in the fall; basketball, skiing (alpine and Nordic), and swimming in the winter; and baseball, crew, lacrosse, softball, tennis, and equestrian in the spring. Derryfield competes within the NHIAA and has won more than eighteen championships in the past twenty years. The 2007 Girls' Field Hockey team won the school's first ever state title with a 17-0 record. The Derryfield Field Hockey Team won the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Division III state championships. They are undefeated for the 2013 season and playing in the Semifinal match on Oct 30, 2013.
The Derryfield Golf team has won the state championships that last 2 years.
Students may also earn credit for participating in Derryfield's non-competitive athletic options, including yoga, weight-training, and dance. Students rigorously pursuing sports not offered at Derryfield (e.g., gymnastics, fencing, etc.) may pursue an independent sport credit once a year in lieu of a team sport at the school.
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