The Cheshire Academy

Tel: (203)272-5396
Grades: 8 - 12 | 339 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 question as there are students, because education that inspires the individual is our way of life.
Students, 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.
While our past makes us one of the nation's oldest schools, our curriculum encourages intellectual and ethical maturity for today's global society.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Independent Private Schools Association
Institute for Independent Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 8 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1794

Student Body

Total Students 339 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade The Cheshire Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 82 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Mon-Thurs: Academic Dress; Friday: Formal Dress)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / Jan. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes Day: $32,360 Boarding: $45,385
Acceptance Rate 75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director John Ettore


Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Baseball, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

School Notes:

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Benhaven School (4.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Bridget School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Bridget School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Cheshire St. Bridget School
    (Roman Catholic)
    171 Main Street
    Cheshire , CT , 06410
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.3  mi  |  420  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Cheshire
    Boulder Knoll Montessori School
    Montessori School
    660 Boulder Rd.
    Cheshire , CT , 06410
    Montessori School
    2.5  mi  |  20  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Cheshire
    Webb School At Cheshire
    Special Education School
    725 Jarvis St
    Cheshire , CT , 06410
    Special Education School
    2.6  mi  |  27  students  |  Gr.  2-8
  • Wallingford Benhaven School
    Special Education School
    125 N Plains Industrial Rd
    Wallingford , CT , 06492
    Special Education School
    4.4  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  UG
  • Cheshire Cheshire KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1544 Byam Road
    Cheshire , CT , 06410
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    4.5  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK

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