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 (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 413 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $66,500
  • Acceptance rate: 29%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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

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Attribute
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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Language Based
Year Founded
1833
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
413 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 28%
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
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
$50 million

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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 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.
  • 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

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 413 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $66,500
  • Acceptance rate: 29%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Hartford County, CT is $19,728 for elementary schools and $36,936 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hartford County, CT is 62% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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