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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
10 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
Telephone
(203) 439-7250

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$41,100
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)
$58,880
Received Financial Aid
49%
Average Financial Aid
$23,500
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 362 students from 15 states and 30 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 Arts 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.

Cheshire Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1230
95 responses
Average ACT
28
18 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Fall/Spring Fling
    27%
  • Spirit Week
    22%
  • international weekend
    16%
  • Color Wars
    9%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • international weekend, winter musical
    7%
  • community service weekend for charity
    4%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    51%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    China, Germany, Ghana, Korea, Republic of, Russian Federation
    International Boarding Students
    36%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    362
    90%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
    95%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    96%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
    Poll
    96%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Average
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
    95%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses

    Cheshire Academy Reviews

    67 reviews
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    The teachers at Cheshire Academy are truly invested in the success of their students. My teachers challenged me academically and supported me as I grew as a person. They encouraged me to try new things and to participate in many different activities on campus. While I tend to be an introvert, the discussion style of the classes taught me to speak up and participate actively. I became a confident student and eventually pursued the full IB diploma. The program was extremely challenging but my teachers supported me and encouraged me along the way. I feel incredibly prepared for college and am proud to have tested out of several general requirements for my freshman year. I also participated actively in music and theater. I love that in both programs students from a variety of backgrounds, interests and ability levels worked together to put on a concert or a show. I made lasting friendships through those activities!
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    Cheshire's small, community focused environment allowed me to thrive in and out of the classroom. I had so many excellent experiences here - rigorous academics in the IB program, multiple leadership positions, involvement in countless clubs and sports team, support from teachers who truly cared about my success and well-being. I was able to grow into myself, establish my values and interests. I left Cheshire Academy poised to take on college. There are always negative things people can say about a place, but when I take a step back - away from the whirlwinds of any high school experience - I can say that I am truly grateful for my time at Cheshire. It is an excellent school!
    The IB program truly prepared my daughter for college. She has become an excellent writer and critical reader. She has learned to interact with a text and can confidently look at all sides of an issue and speak to her opinion with confidence and clarity. She has placed out of freshman level courses and with the credits from IB, will have nearly a full year of college credits before starting her freshman year! I also credit her teachers who challenged her and supported her. The community is warm, caring and real.