The Derryfield School

2108 River Rd, Manchester, NH 03104

The Derryfield School The Derryfield School

For 50 years, Derryfield has offered students the challenges and outcomes of the finest
independent schools in a day program that helps them find and direct their passions
toward personal bests. A core college-preparatory curriculum is enhanced by more than seventy
elective classes and independent learning opportunities; arts, athletics, and leadership
are built in, not added on. Derryfield students travel the world, win athletic championships,
lead service initiatives, and shine on stage. Close relationships with advisors, teachers, peers,
and coaches encourage students to push their limits and take risks on a daily basis in a safe
environment. As a result, Derryfield graduates meet the world as global citizens: curious,
confident, and committed to lives of passionate engagement. One hundred percent of Derryfield
graduates are admitted to four-year colleges and universities. Eighty-eight percent
of the Class of 2013 was admitted to one of their top three college choices with an average
yearly merit award of $28,000 per student. Derryfield is a coed college-preparatory day
school for students in grades 6-12

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades 6-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address2108 River Rd, Manchester, NH 03104
Year Established1964
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$28,535; estimated extras $500-1000
Merit Scholarships Awarded10
Value of Merit Scholarships$62,000
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded87
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$1,527,520

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarTrimester
Advanced Placement CoursesCalculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English, English Literature, Latin, Physics, Spanish, Spanish Literature, Statistics, US History
Summer SessionAges 8-16. Recreational. Theater. Tuition Day $450. 2 weeks
Accredited ByNEASC
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross-country, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball
Interscholastic Girls' SportsField Hockey, Softball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School64
Most Common Graduate DestinationsNortheastern U 4, U of Tampa 3, UNH 3, Bates 2, Boston U 2, Rochester Inst of Tech 2
Mid-50 Percentile Math SAT530-640
Mid-50 Percentile Critical Reading SAT550-680
Mid-50 Percentile Writing SAT530-660
ACT Mid-50 Percentile23-30


Applications DueFebruary
Application Fee$50
New Students86
Tests Used for AdmissionSSAT


AdministratorMary Halpin Carter
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2012
Administrator's CredentialsAB, Dartmouth College, MEd, Harvard Univ, PhD, Univ of New Hampshire
Director(s) of AdmissionsSusan Grodman, Director of Enrollment

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment380
Day Students380
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)116
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)252
Student Body EthnicityWhite 91%, Latino 1%, African-American 2%, Asian 5%, Other 1%
Average Class Size15
Student-Faculty Ratio8:1
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty43
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)51
Male Teaching Faculty24
Female Teaching Faculty19
Faculty EthnicityWhite 95%, Latino 2%, African-American 1%, Asian 1%, Other 1%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage84
Buildings on Campus5
Facilities Value$10,700,000
Endowment Value$4,700,000
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