Suffield Academy

Suffield Academy is a coeducational independent secondary school serving a diverse student body of day and boarding students from across the United States and from many foreign countries.
The school is grounded in a tradition of academic excellence combined with a strong work ethic; respect for individual differences and a commitment to scholarship guide our curriculum and our pedagogy.
We engender among our students a sense of responsibility and challenge them to grow in a school community which is both structured and nurturing.
We expect our students to emerge from their Suffield experience prepared for a lifetime of learning and active citizenship.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 410 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $71,500
  • Acceptance rate: 29%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Suffield Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Language Based
Year Founded
1833

Student Body

Total Students
410 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Suffield Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
51 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
76%
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
boarding cost
% on Financial Aid
34%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$26,400
Acceptance Rate
29%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sean Atkins
Admissions Associate
Emily Leech
Endowment Size
$75 million

Sports

School Notes

  • Suffield Academy is a coeducational independent secondary school serving a diverse student body of day and boarding students from across the United States and from many countries.
  • The school is grounded in a tradition of academic excellence combined with a strong work ethic; respect for individual differences and a commitment to scholarship guide our curriculum and our pedagogy.
  • We engender among our students a sense of responsibility and challenge them to grow in a school community which is both structured and nurturing.
  • We expect our students to emerge from their Suffield experience prepared for a lifetime of learning and active citizenship.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Leigh Perkins - President and CEO, Orvis
    • James Tisch - CEO, Loews Corporation
    • Grace Oboma-Layat - Legal Aid Society NY
    • Barry Scherr - Former Provost, Dartmouth College
    • Archer Mayor - Best-selling mystery writer
    • Vinnie Del Negro - NBA basketball player and coach
    • May Chow - World renowned chef
    • John Adler - Stanford Neurosurgeon
    • Jack Robinson - Green Investor
    • Christian Wilkins - NFL Miami Dolphins
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Suffield Academy cost?
Suffield Academy's tuition is approximately $71,500 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Suffield Academy?
The acceptance rate of Suffield Academy is 29%, which is lower than the national average of 69%. Suffield Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Connecticut with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from Suffield Academy?
Suffield Academy famous alumni include: Leigh Perkins, James Tisch, Grace Oboma-Layat, Barry Scherr, Archer Mayor, Vinnie Del Negro, May Chow, John Adler, Jack Robinson and Christian Wilkins.
What sports does Suffield Academy offer?
Suffield Academy offers 24 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo and Wrestling. Suffield Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for most sports offered.
What is Suffield Academy's ranking?
Suffield Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Suffield Academy?
The application deadline for Suffield Academy is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Suffield Academy located?
Suffield Academy is located in the Suffield Depot neighborhood of Suffield, CT.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 410 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $71,500
  • Acceptance rate: 29%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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