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Cheshire Academy
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  • Private, Boarding
  • CHESHIRE, CT

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

The Cheshire Academy campus is open! Students, faculty, and staff are all vaccinated. We are conducting interview and tours online and in person. If you wish to visit campus, please first contact the Admission Office, in advance, for more information. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A

About

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$29,850
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$57,250
Received Financial Aid
53%
Average Financial Aid
$26,500
From Cheshire Academy

Founded in 1794, Cheshire Academy is a college-preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 plus Postgraduate (PG). The historic 104-acre campus is nestled in the bucolic but central town of Cheshire, CT, just two hours drive from both Boston and New York. With approximately 304 students from 13 states and 21 countries, the Academy takes a flexible and tailored approach, allowing students to combine a variety of academic and extracurricular offerings optimal to their individual needs, strengths, and interests. Key offerings include our Art Major Program, Roxbury Academic Support Program and the International Baccalaureate Program. And with just over 20 interscholastic athletic teams, 10 non-competitive offerings, many performing and visual arts options, there’s a passion to be uncovered for all students.

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Cheshire Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1240
133 responses
Average ACT
29
22 responses

Academic Vision

Academic Vision: Cheshire Academy students grow increasingly capable of independently observing, questioning, explaining, interpreting, and analyzing the world. Our academic process starts with what students know and want to know, and develops active learners who reflect on their growth and the implications of their learning.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 31 responses
Poll
97%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
  • Fall/Spring Fling
    23%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • international weekend
    17%
  • Color Wars
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Winter musical and concerts
    7%
  • community service weekend for charity
    6%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
63%
Boarding Days Per Week
5-day, 7-day
Top Countries
China, Mexico, Spain, Viet Nam, Nigeria
International Boarding Students
30%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
304
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 30 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 33 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 33 responses
Poll
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 33 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 30 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 30 responses

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