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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About Cheshire Academy

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  • The Student-Centered Private School in Connecticut.

    We put the unique needs of every student first. That’s why we offer a flexible program that allows students to mix academic course tracks with athletics and/or fine arts programs, according to their needs and interests.
    Students can stretch their intellectual boundaries by taking one of 20 advanced International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme courses, or practice new skills by participating in a range of afternoon programs including; athletics, fine arts, and performing arts. We are also the only Connecticut private school to offer one-on-one student coaching through our Roxbury Academic Support Program.
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