Gideon Welles Dining Commons

Meals at Cheshire Academy are served in Gideon Welles Dining Commons, a beloved brick building that has served various roles since it was built. Modeled after the Hill School gymnasium by architect Theodore Appel, Welles was first constructed as a gymnasium, which was completed around 1926. The building renovated in the 1960s in order to become the new Dining Commons. Initially, Welles maintained the second floor track balcony from the gymnasium that overlooked the dining hall below, which provided additional seating for students and faculty. That balcony has since been removed from the building, and flags representing the various countries from which our students hail now hang at that level. 

Dining Common Hours

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  • Gideon Welles Dining Commons Hours

    Weekday Meal Schedule:
    Breakfast: 7 a.m. until 8 a.m.
    Lunch: 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.; 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesdays
    Dinner: 5:45 p.m. until 7:45 p.m.

    Weekend Meal Schedule:
    Brunch: 10:30 am until 11:30 a.m.
    Dinner: 5:45 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

S'mores and More!

Special food stations pop up from time to time including a nacho bar, rootbeer floats, sundaes, gourmet cheese platters, smoothies, and more!


Cheshire Academy
10 Main Street
Cheshire, Connecticut 06410

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MAIN FAX: 203-250-7209
ADMISSION OFFICE: 203-439-7250
ADMISSION FAX: 203-439-7601
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About Cheshire Academy

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  • The Student-Centered Private School in Connecticut.

    Cheshire Academy is a boarding school in Connecticut that challenges students in grades 9-12 and Post Grad 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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