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Cheshire Academy

Call: (203) 439-7250
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Cheshire Academy

At a glance

Location Cheshire, CT
USA
Tuition $58,880
Grades 9-12, PG Students Receiving Aid 49%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $3,900,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 6:1 Endowment 11 million
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 52%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 362

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 12

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 35*
Average SAT Score (Math) Mid 50% 510-650
Average SAT Score (Verbal) Mid 50% 540-640
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 17
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Southern Connecticut
Program Emphasis Art School
Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
International Baccalaureate
International School
Learning Differences
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12, PG
Boarding Grades 9-12, PG
Grade Divisions Post Graduate
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1794
Dress Code Other(Semi-formal on Mon, Tue, & Thur., CA Spirit Gear on Wed, School Uniform on Fri)
School Setting Suburban
Campus Size (Acres) 104
Head of School Julie Anderson
Endowment 11 million

History

Cheshire Academy was founded in 1794 as a college preparatory school that would also prepare young men for the ministry. Under the direction of the Reverend John Bowden, the school opened its doors to both boys and girls – something quite unique at that time. Bowden Hall, erected in 1796, is still in use today as administrative offices. The school has gone through several phases in its history, including periods as a boys’ school and a military academy. The first international students were admitted in the 1840’s. In 1937, the school adopted a new charter and became known as Cheshire Academy. Cheshire returned to coeducation in 1969, and now focuses on a student-centered, leadership-based philosophy. Academically, the school’s goal is to provide a comprehensive college-preparatory education that encompasses global understanding and 21st century skills.

Today Cheshire Academy offers both day and boarding programs for students in grades 9-12 and postgraduate. A combination of academics, athletics, the arts, community service, leadership opportunities, a diverse environment, and a strong residential life program helps students contribute to the life of the school and to discover passions and talents that will shape their futures as global thinkers.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 60
Part Time Faculty 10
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 70%
Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
Average Class Size 12
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Art
Art History
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Choir
Chorus
Classics
Community Service
Computer Math
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Drama
Economics
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
Fine Arts
French
Geometry
Government/Civics
History
Mathematics
Music
Music Composition
Music Theory
Other (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme)
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Psychology
Science
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Study Skills
World History
World Literature
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Language
English Literature
European History
French Language
Music Theory
Other (International Baccalaureate Diploma)
Physics B
Psychology
Spanish Language
Statistics
US Government & Politics
US History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 362
Boys 206
Girls 156
% Boys/Girls 57%/43%
Boarding Students 186
Day Students 166
International
China
Germany
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Other (Sweden)
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Taiwan
UK
United States
Arkansas
Colorado
Connecticut
Maryland
Massachusetts
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Texas
Virginia
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of International Students 36%

Admission

E-mail admission@cheshireacademy.org
Web Address www.cheshireacademy.org
Director of Admission Sara Lynn Leavenworth
Admission Application Apply to Cheshire Academy
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $60
Application Deadline(s) February 1, with rolling after that period.
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 1
Financial Aid Awarded $3,900,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 49%
Acceptance Rate 52%
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (Cambridge)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $41,000
Boarding Student Tuition $58,880
International Student Tuition $58,800

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) Mid 50% 510-650
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) Mid 50% 540-640
Average ACT Score Median 25
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Boston College
Boston University
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University of Connecticut
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Washington & Lee University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
fencing
football
golf
lacrosse
other (Ultimate Frisbee)
skiing (downhill)
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
Recreational Sports
dance
fitness
skiing
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
Choir
Community Service Program
Computer Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Gay/Straight Alliance
Judiciary Board
Key Club
Literary Magazine
Model UN
National Honor Society
Student Government
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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Contact Info

Phone (203) 439-7250
Address 10 Main St - Cheshire, CT 06410 USA
Website www.cheshireacademy.org 
Email admission@cheshireacademy.org 
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