Cheshire Academy

Cheshire Academy
Cheshire Academy
Cheshire, Connecticut, USA
School type Private
Religious affiliation(s) none
Established 1794
Headmaster Douglas G. Rogers
Faculty ~70
Campus Suburban
Campus size 105 acres
Mascot Fighting Cats
Yearbook The Rolling Stone

Cheshire Academy is a college preparatory school located in Cheshire, Connecticut. Founded in 1794 as the Episcopal Academy of Connecticut, it was the tenth private academy founded in the United States.

The school has students from approximately 30 countries around the world, and a total student body of 367 students enrolled, 130 girls and 237 boys. It is divided into the Middle School (grades 6 though 8) and the Upper School (grades 9 through 12 and post-graduate).



Bowden Hall, the oldest schoolhouse in continuous use in the state of Connecticut

The campus of 104 acres (0.42 km2) is in the center of the town of Cheshire.

Recent academic awards and achievements

  • High School Mathematical Modeling Contest - In 2007-08, Cheshire Academy entered a team in the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications[1] annual math modeling contest. The CA team’s 60-page model was judged to be in the top 4 out of the 270 teams competing and they were awarded the designation of National Outstanding.[2]
  • Software award - In 2008, five students were awarded Ars Technica's Best Indie Software Award after exhibiting in the Macworld expo.[3][4][5]

Cheshire Prep

Cheshire Prep is a new community service program where Cheshire Academy students mentor 4th and 5th grade students from Jumoke Academy,[6] a public charter school in Hartford, CT.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Cheshire Academy will offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme starting with the 2011-2012 school year.[7]


The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund, created by Roberto Goizueta '49, provides an annual scholarship for a student of Hispanic background.[8][9]

Accreditation and memberships

The school is accredited by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools,[10] New England Association of Schools and Colleges,[11] and The Association of Boarding Schools.[12] Additionally it holds memberships in the National Association of Independent Schools,[13] and the Secondary School Admission Test Board.[14]

Notable alumni


External links

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Coordinates: 41°30′03″N 72°54′03″W / 41.50095°N 72.9009°W / 41.50095; -72.9009

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