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Cheshire Academy

Call: 203-272-5396
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Cheshire Academy
Cheshire Academy
Cheshire Academy

At a glance

Location Cheshire, CT
USA
Tuition $54,400
Grades 9-12, PG Students Receiving Aid 44.16%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $4,387,685
Student/Faculty Ratio 6:1 Endowment 11.2 million
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 51%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 437

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 11

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 30*
Average SAT Score (Math) 596
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 530
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
Junior Boarding School
Learning Differences
Small Boarding School
Summer 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 Semi-formal
School Setting Suburban
Campus Size (Acres) 104
Head of School John D. Nozell
Endowment 11.2 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.

The Upper School features both day and boarding programs for students in grades 8-12 and the postgraduate year. 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 67
Part Time Faculty 2
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 68%
Faculty with doctorate 2
Faculty with masters 47
Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
Average Class Size 11
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 Science
Drama
Economics
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
European History
Fine Arts
French
Geometry
Government/Civics
History
Mathematics
Music
Music Theory
Other (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme)
Physical Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Psychology
Science
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Study Skills
World History
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 437
Boys 259
Girls 178
% Boys/Girls 50%/41%
Boarding Students 249
Day Students 178
International
Brazil
Canada
China
France
Germany
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Spain
Taiwan
UK
Venezuela
United States
Alabama
Arizona
California
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Vermont
Virginia
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 14%
% of International Students 37%

Admission

E-mail admission@cheshireacademy.org
Web Address www.cheshireacademy.org
Director of Admission Scott Pottbecker
Admission Application Apply to Cheshire Academy
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50
Application Deadline(s) February 10, will rolling after that period.
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 10
Financial Aid Awarded $4,387,685
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 44.16%
Acceptance Rate 51%
Total Applicants 527
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $37,930
Boarding Student Tuition $54,400

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 596
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 530
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 541
Average ACT Score 543
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
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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
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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Phone 203-272-5396
Address 10 Main St - Cheshire, CT 06410 USA
Website www.cheshireacademy.org 
Email admission@cheshireacademy.org 
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