Cheshire Academy is home to students from over 30 different countries who chose the Academy because of our reputation as one of the best private schools in the United States. The tradition of enrolling international students at Cheshire Academy dates back to 1850, making this school among the first to enroll students from other countries.
Cheshire Academy provides a comprehensive learning environment and support system for students and their families that includes the following programs:
The Global Student Union (GSU) is a group of students who work with the International Student Coordinator to organize trips and activities that highlight our diverse Global community. Two unique events are our One World Different Cultures Day in the fall and our International Festival Weekend in the winter. During OWDCD we invite Juniors and Seniors to work with faculty members to put together an educational presentation that highlights their culture or heritage. They spend an afternoon presenting to our school community. During our International Festival Weekend, students, their families and our faculty and staff come together to represent their respective cultures and celebrate their traditions. This exciting annual event is full of traditional food, music, and performances. Another Cheshire Academy tradition are our International Dinners. Faculty and Staff open their homes and invite students to cook and learn about authentic cuisines from around the world with a series of dinners throughout the school year.