A Message from Our Principal

Welcome to the online home of the Deerfield Community School, home of the Deerfield Dragons!

This website is intended to share important news and information to our current DCS families—from contact numbers to class supply lists to calendars for our outstanding enrichment and athletic programs, you will find it here. It is also intended to provide parents of prospective students a glimpse of the incredible spirit and excellence in education that define our school. If you are considering a move to the area, please come visit to see what a special learning environment we have created.

As our mission states below, our goal is to inspire each student to think, learn, achieve, create, and care. We are fortunate to have an exceptional team of teachers at DCS who devote countless hours to preparing the innovative lessons and creative activities that keep our students thinking critically and gaining an appreciation for so many aspects of the world.

As principal, I can say with utmost confidence that the staff leaders and I work tirelessly to make the Deerfield Community School a safe and caring community for each child. Our curriculum, which you can read about in more depth in the Academics section of the site, emphasizes flexible instruction that aims to engage and challenge while fostering creativity.

We are proud of our school, which was the recipient of a New Hampshire Excellence in Education Award (“NH Edies”) for K-8 in 2017, and the success we see students enjoying year after year. Thank you for being a part of our special learning community!


Kristen Withee


Our Mission

To create a supportive, welcoming culture that embraces individuality while championing the value of teamwork and friendship. To expose our students to cutting-edge technology in a way that best positions them for future success in our modern society. To provide the very best in academic instruction, emotional guidance, and social development for each child as they learn, grow, and experience life.