The Cheshire Academy

  • The student-centered school.  Founded in 1794, Cheshire Academy is a coed independent school serving students in grades 9-12 and postgraduate.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Institute for Independent Education
National Independent Private Schools Association
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1794

Student Body

Total Students420 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeThe Cheshire Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size9 students
Number of AP Courses6 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1130
Average ACT score24
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Mon-Thurs: Academic Dress; Friday: Formal Dress)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 10 / rolling
Tuition NotesBoarding: $58,880 Day students: $41,100
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$20,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSara Lynn Leavenworth
Admissions AssociateDevin Worthington


Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WeightliftingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
FencingField Hockey,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chinese Culture Club, Community Service, Dance, drone club, Garden Club, Haunted trail club, Ich Dien Society, international tea club, Model UN, National Honor Society, Pep Club, Puzzle Club, Science Olympiad, Yearbook, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Drama, Music

Recreational Athletic Programs:
basketball, Fencing, Fitness, Tennis

School Notes

  • Cheshire Academy is a boarding school in Connecticut that challenges students in grades 9-12 and post graduate to discover and hone their unique talents. This college preparatory school offers personalized learning opportunities like the Roxbury Academic Support Program and the IB Program. Artists can benefit from the Art Major program, while high school athletes can benefit from competitive athletics. Overall, students at the private school are encouraged to become culturally sensitive and internationally minded, and develop the critical thinking skills, confidence, and character that enable them to succeed in college and as citizens of a global society. 
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The average private school tuition in Connecticut is $15,721 for elementary schools and $32,031 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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