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Transition from Public School to Deerfield

curlycucurlycu Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
Hi. My son was just accepted at Deerfield - yay! He currently attends a public school where he has a 4.0 with mostly honors classes. However, his workload really isn't tremendous - if he has more than an hour on any given night, I'm surprised. Can anyone comment on transitioning from public school to Deerfield's rigorous curriculum? Also, do the teachers encourage extra help and developing relationships outside of the class? My son may be outgoing when playing sports, but shy when it comes to asking for help in the classroom - typical boy I guess! Thanks!

Replies to: Transition from Public School to Deerfield

  • MAandMEmomMAandMEmom Registered User Posts: 670 Member
    My daughter did the same transition with similar circumstances. I think most BS look at the first fall as sort of an orientation and help with adjustments in workload, organization, and the like. The teachers are really accessible and will makes themselves available during study hall any night. Her grades have been very good.
  • curlycucurlycu Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Thanks so much. I assumed this would hopefully be the case, but good to hear from someone who has gone through it! I know he is definitely ready for more work - and hopefully more interesting classes - but a little adjustment time sounds great!
  • curlycucurlycu Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    MAandMEmom - just wondering, is your daughter at DA or another BS?
  • MAandMEmomMAandMEmom Registered User Posts: 670 Member
    Yes she is a first year 9th grader at Deerfield.
  • curlycucurlycu Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Aside from the transition is she happy? Any complaints? I've heard it is different for boys/girls. It's been my son's dream school since he was about 8 so I was thrilled that it lived up to his expectations once we finally got there. Everyone was super nice and welcoming - coaches have been amazing, kids have been really friendly. I'm excited for him to get back to revisit day.
  • MAandMEmomMAandMEmom Registered User Posts: 670 Member
    Absolutely no complaints at all and she loves everything about Deerfield. We've discussed the girl vs. boy experience at Deerfield because of things I've read here (and knowing they were very late to co-education) but she hasn't reported any issues. Its probably like this at all schools but the students (at least the ones I've met) are super engaging and friendly.
  • curlycucurlycu Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Thank you so much for your input! :)
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