Overview

Founded in 1794, Cheshire Academy is a college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and postgraduate. The historic 104-acre campus is nestled in the bucolic but central town of Cheshire, CT, just two hours from both Boston and New York. With approximately 344 students from 19 states and 31 countries, the Academy takes a flexible and tailored approach, allowing students to combine a variety of academic and extracurricular offerings optimal to their individual needs, strengths, and interests. For example, many students choose to stretch their intellectual boundaries by taking one of 32 advanced International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme courses. This internationally respected program offers a global perspective, challenging students to be independent, critical thinkers concerned and involved with the world around them.

With 21 interscholastic athletic teams, 10 non-competitive offerings, many performing and visual arts options, there's a passion to be uncovered for all students. The Academy also offers a unique Art Major program for those who plan to continue on to an arts or design program at the university level.
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Cheshire Academy With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

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A- Academics
A- Extracurricular activities
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A- Reviews
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Boarding Grades: 9-12, PG
Co-ed
Rural
ESL: Yes
Boarding Tuition: $59,500
Day S. Tuition: $30,950
# of Students: 344
Boarding Rate: 55%
Teacher:Student: 1:6%
International Student: 28%
AP Courses: 2
Endowment: $58,140/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 67%
SAT: 1260/1600
IB: Yes
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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#9 Duke University 1
#9 Johns Hopkins University 1
#13 Dartmouth College 1
#14 Vanderbilt University 1
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 1
#23 University of Michigan 1
#25 University of Virginia 1
#28 New York University 6
#28 Wake Forest University 1
#34 University of California: San Diego 1
#34 University of Rochester 2
#36 Boston College 2
#36 University of California: Irvine 1
#38 Georgia Institute of Technology 1
#38 University of California: Davis 1
#42 Boston University 1
#42 University of Wisconsin-Madison 1
LAC #9 Middlebury College 1
#47 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2
#49 Pepperdine University 1
#55 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1
#55 University of Miami 1
#62 Rutgers University 2
#63 George Washington University 3
#63 University of Connecticut 2
#68 St. Lawrence University 1
#68 University of Massachusetts Amherst 2
#75 Baylor University 1
#79 American University 1
#89 Stonehill College 1
SUNY University at Buffalo 1
#103 Clark University 1
#104 University of Colorado Boulder 1
#111 Susquehanna University 1
#115 Fairfield University 1
Arizona State University 1
#136 University of New Hampshire 1
LAC #35 College of the Holy Cross 2
#182 University of Rhode Island 1
LAC #38 Bucknell University 1
LAC #38 Franklin & Marshall College 2
LAC #38 Lafayette College 1
LAC #38 Skidmore College 1
#219 Sacred Heart University 1
#219 University of Maine 2
LAC #46 Trinity College 1
#234 University of Hartford 1
LAC #50 Connecticut College 1
#285 University of Montana 1
#285 University of New England 1
#285 Western Michigan University 1
#299 Old Dominion University 1
Bergen Community College 1
Bryant University 2
Colorado Mesa University 1
Endicott College 1
Ithaca College 1
LIM College 1
Lynn University 1
Mercer County Community College 1
Mitchell College 1
Providence College 2
Rhode Island School of Design 1
School of Visual Arts 1
St. John's University 1
University of New Haven 2
University of Scranton 1
University of Toronto 1
Wagner College 1
Wentworth Institute of Technology 1
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AP Courses

(Total 2)
Statistics
Calculus AB

IB Courses

(Total 17)
IB Literature and Performance
IB English
IB French
IB French ab Initio
IB Spanish
IB Spanish ab Initio
IB Economics
IB Geography
IB History
IB Biology
IB Literature and Performance
IB English
IB French
IB French ab Initio
IB Spanish
IB Spanish ab Initio
IB Economics
IB Geography
IB History
IB Biology
IB Chemistry
IB Computer Science
IB Physics
IB Analysis and Approaches
IB Theatre
IB Visual Arts
IB Theory of Knowledge
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Sports

(Total 12)
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Fencing
American Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Fencing
American Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 25)
Astronomy Club
Black Girl Coalition
Black Student Union
CA Content Creators
Chess Club
Ceramics Club
Coleman Group
Debate Club
Diversity Club
Eco Leaders
Astronomy Club
Black Girl Coalition
Black Student Union
CA Content Creators
Chess Club
Ceramics Club
Coleman Group
Debate Club
Diversity Club
Eco Leaders
Future Business Leaders of America
Garden Club
Gender/Sexuality Alliance
Ich Dien Society
Kindness Club
Magic: The Gathering Club
Manga/Anime Club
Math Club
Model United Nations
Photography Club
Spirit Squad
Student Activities Committee (SAC)
Student Ambassadors
Student Equity Team
Transformers
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Arts

(Total 13)
Directing
Music
Music Production
Playwriting
Production
Theater
Ceramics
Digital Imaging
Drawing
Painting
Directing
Music
Music Production
Playwriting
Production
Theater
Ceramics
Digital Imaging
Drawing
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Art
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1794
Campus Size: 104 acres
Boarding Rate: 55%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 02/01
Interview: Zoom, Skype, On Campus, Admission Travel to China, WeChat
Pre Interview: No Requirement
Other Accepted Scores: Other Recognized English Standardized Testing
School Code:
TOEFL: 8672
SSAT: 2362
ISEE: 70095

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Brief Reviews

(Total 37)
4.3/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 2)
5.0 / 5 Overall
5.0 / 5 Academics
4.5 / 5 Campus
4.0 / 5 Student Life
4.5 / 5 Athletic&Art
5.0 / 5 Transportation

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Frequently Ask Questions about Cheshire Academy

Tell me a bit about Cheshire Academy.
Cheshire Academy is Co-ed private boarding school located in Connecticut, US. It was founded 1794 , and currently has about 344 students, 28.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.cheshireacademy.org.
Does Cheshire Academy have rigorous academic requirements?
Cheshire Academy is offering 2 AP courses.

In recent years, 36 of their students score 4 and 5 in AP exams.

Cheshire Academy also have 67% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do Cheshire Academy students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 18.82% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 9.41% go to top 25, and about 2.35% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
What is the application requirement for Cheshire Academy?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Cheshire Academy’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for Cheshire Academy’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for Cheshire Academy in 2024 is $70,500 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admission@cheshireacademy.org .
Where is Cheshire Academy located?
Cheshire Academy is located in the State of Connecticut of USA.
How popular is Cheshire Academy on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, Cheshire Academy is among the most popular schools, within top 68 for all schools on FindingSchool.

Also Cheshire Academy has been favorited by 473 users.
How to start with an application with Cheshire Academy?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about Cheshire Academy. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit Cheshire Academy’s official site: http://www.cheshireacademy.org or call them at 203-439-7250.
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What is the FindingSchool rating for Cheshire Academy?
The overall rating for Cheshire Academy is A.

The section ratings of Cheshire Academy are:
A for Matriculation
A- for Academics
A- for Extracurriculum
A for Community
A- for Students and Parents reviews
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