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 USA. 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:
  • ELL classes (also known as ESL) and TOEFL support
  • A private TOEFL testing site
  • A dedicated International Student Office
  • International Student Mentor Program that pairs current students with Cheshire Academy alumni and rising seniors
  • Monthly orientation meetings for new international students
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. In the fall, students typically take a trip during the November break to visit colleges on the West Coast, and participate in a community service spring break trip. One unique event is our International Festival Weekend. We invite students to represent their respective cultures to celebrate their traditions. This exciting annual event is full of traditional food, education and music. 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. 

The Inside Story - Hannah '14

To the Boston Conservatory and Beyond
Hannah, an international student from Germany, debunks misconceptions about American students and describes how the world school atmosphere at Cheshire Academy sets the stage for new friendships.
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Cheshire Academy
10 Main Street
Cheshire, Connecticut 06410

MAIN PHONE: 203-272-5396
MAIN FAX: 203-250-7209
ADMISSIONS FAX: 203-439-7601
ATHLETICS OFFICE: 203-439-7242 

About Cheshire Academy

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  • The student-centered private school in CT

    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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