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Notes for Prospective Students
- Cheshire Academy is a community within a community, close to
large cities, yet suburban enough that students feel comfortable
on- and off-campus.
What discoveries await a student here? There
are as many answers to that as there are students because education
that inspires the individual is our way of life.
teachers, coaches, and parents combine their diverse talents to
create a learning and living environment that honors the
differences in all of us.
Our history includes women and men who
changed the course of world events because they stood up for who
they are, and we're proud they learned to do that here.
past makes us one of the nation's oldest schools, our curriculum
encourages intellectual and ethical maturity for today's global
Academics & College Prep: Cheshire stresses strong,
informed college preparation.
We offer a range of honors classes,
AP courses, electives, and independent studies.
including a writing center and math lab, rounds out our curriculum.
A full-time college counseling team guides students through their
college search process, and more than 150 college representatives
visit campus each year.
2008 college acceptances included Bates
College, Bentley College, Boston College, Carnegie Mellon
University, New York University, Purdue University, Smith College,
University of Michigan, and Wheaton College.
Athletics & Afternoon Programs: The tradition of athletics
is integral to the life of Cheshire Academy.
including baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, field
hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming,
tennis, track, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, and wrestling, each
student is encouraged to participate for a minimum of one season,
although many choose to play all three.
For those who want to
explore a new sport, the beginning and junior varsity teams provide
a chance to acquire basic skills, make new friends, and learn about
Cheshire Academy's other afternoon programs
introduce new interests and life-long passions that emphasize
teamwork, goal setting, and self-confidence.
Our community has
produced a wide range of internationally recognized athletes,
musicians, actors, novelists, and playwrights.
Extracurricular Activities: Extracurricular activities are as
varied as student interests, often organized in response to student
The Proctors, Student Council, Peer Counselors, and the
National Honor Society provide student leadership.
Our many other
organizations include the Diversity Club, Key Club, Earth Club,
Chess Club, Model U.N., and two computer clubs.
A literary magazine
and new multi-media clubs provide practical experience in writing,
editing, photography, and digital imaging.
Campus Life: Learning occurs not only in classrooms but also in
halls and dormitories.
A powerful connection is created when
teachers also serve as dorm parents and advisors.
Programs like the
Citizenship Committee are fundamental to who we are as a school and
Each program adds to our authentic, whole-learning
environment, and students are able to voice their opinions about
the activities that interest them.
Financial Assistance: Cheshire Academy annually awards $2
million in financial assistance.
In addition, we award a four-year
scholarship to a town resident, a three-year scholarship to an
incoming sixth grader, and a scholarship from the Goizueta
Foundation for a candidate of Latin background.
Admission: There is much more to learn about us! We look
forward to showing you our wonderful community.
To arrange a tour,
please contact the admission office at 203-439-7250.