I came here my sophomore year from a Macon area private school after my dad's job transferred him to the Albany area for a year. Honestly, I found the academics here to be a joke. I had to work extremely hard to maintain good grades in Macon, and barely cracked open a book and made all A's honor roll
... Read more the entire year here. They told me the "adanced" classes would be too challenging for me when I came, yet my English teacher told me it was crazy they didn't put me in advanced classes because my work was better than some college students he had seen. The books we read in my freshman English classes in Macon were books not read until Junior year advanced English here. In comparison to other schools in the area, sure, Deerfield is probably a better choice. But in comparison to other schools in Georgia? There is no comparison. I also found this school to be extremely unwelcoming to new students, to have very close-minded and sheltered students, and couldn't believe how much sports were held to a higher importance than academics. Unfortunately people here seem to have a skewed idea that they attend the Harvard of private schools. Clearly they've never made it out of Albany. Read less
Posted by a other on 05/01/11
Academically, this school is probably the best in the area. However, I found it weak in one important aspect. According to its webpage, the school expects its students to maintain the school's commitment to "honor, respect, and civility," yet my experience was that these traits were not encouraged
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Posted by a parent on 03/04/11
My children and grandchildren graduated there and they have received very good preparation for college and life.
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Posted by a other on 10/13/10
Because my son cannot wait for school to start each year! What a testament to a great school!
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Posted by a parent on 11/03/09
I do not feel that Deerfield-Windsor adequately prepares students for challenging colleges. I graduated in '07 as an honor student, which gave me a false sense of security, as I am now merely an average student at my university. Deerfield-Windsor focuses too much on athletics, and the nepotism associated
... Read more with many sub-par teachers is appalling. Along with a closed-minded outlook on everything from applying to colleges outside of Georgia to political and religious affiliation, I can't recommend Deerfield-Windsor as a good school. However, it is the best private school in the area, which is tragic. You're better off sending your children to boarding school. Read less
Posted by a student on 04/23/09
DWS is an excellent school! We had our son at another private until he started DWS in the fifth grade. Our only regret is that he didn't start in pre-school. Oh well- batter late than never. My niece graduated in 2008 and was extremeley prepared and is top of the chemistry department at the university
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Posted by a parent on 12/05/08
Deerfield Windsor is an excellent school. The students are more than prepared for college. They excel because of the caring and skilled faculty and administration. We travel each day to attend and it is worth the trip. Our son is at Georgia Tech and doing well because of the preparation that he
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Posted by a parent on 09/02/07
i attend DWS and think the school is awesome! i love the teachers (most) and the sports are great!
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Posted by a student on 05/24/07
I attended DWS and cannot recommend it. It is years behind the best private school in Columbus (around an hour and a half away) academically; and has a number of teachers and coaches who display an appalling level of immaturity.
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Posted by a former student on 09/21/06
DWS is an awesome school. The faculty is top-notch and extracurricular programs abound. With 100% college placement at top schools, this school is fantastic. I greaduated a few years ago and found the honors program at my top-rated university not very challenging due to the excellent foundation I
... Read more received at DWS. Graduate school was a breeze after the biology department at DWS. The faculty are still among my first sources for advice on life and educational matters. The atmosphere is very caring, class sizes are small, and extracurriculars are great. The cultural and travel experiences offered are amazing. Read less
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Albany schools — Deerfield-windsor School is located at 2500 Nottingham Way, Albany GA 31707. 2500 Nottingham Way is in the 31707 ZIP code in Albany, GA Deerfield-windsor School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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