There is always something to do at Cheshire Academy! The number of clubs, activities, student publications and performance groups is extensive and often grows or changes to meet the interests of the students. There truly is something for everyone.

Art Club

Visual arts affectionados gather to create visual works in a variety of mediums.
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Young Entrepreneurs Club

The Young Entrepreneurs Club is being created to serve the interests of entrepreneurially minded Cheshire Academy students by providing mentorship for projects created/undertaken by student teams, providing insight as to possible projects that student entrepreneurs may wish to undertake, and arranging meetings with successful entrepreneurs from whom our aspiring entrepreneurs can learn

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Candy Club

The Candy Club offers connoisseurs of confection the chance to compare and contrast sweets from all around the world in a convivial setting. This group meets every Thursday to vote on a favorite candy of the week.
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Cheshire Academy Through Sound

This is the premier performing group of the music department, performing approximately 8-12 concerts a year, both on and off campus. This group practices twice a week and sings a mix of songs from classical to pop to jazz, both a cappella and with accompaniment. To learn more about our music program, visit our performing arts page.
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Chess Club

All students who are interested in chess are invited to gather and play together, regardless of skill level. Those who don't know how to play chess can learn about the game and gain valuable skills while having have fun after a busy school day.
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The Coleman Group

The Coleman Group is an action-oriented association of dynamic women who create a positive environment of experience and learning, enrich the lives of young women, and provide support to advance the mission of Cheshire Academy. Each year, the Coleman Group sponsors two major symposiums, hosts six informal “Girl Talk” meetings, and a senior recognition reception and pinning ceremony.
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Connecticut Youth Forum

Founded in 1992, The Connecticut Forum is a one-of-a-kind 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving Connecticut and beyond with live, unscripted panel discussions among renowned experts and celebrities.
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Digital Photography Club

Aspiring photographers of all levels gather together for this student-led club. Students learn about technique and composition through regular assignments and critiques, as well as hands-on learning opportunities, both on and off campus. Photo by Greg Howley.
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Eco-Leaders work to understand and advance the sustainability of the Cheshire Academy campus and community. Through example, education, and activities, they work to reduce waste, manage recyclables, and improve the use of resources.
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Gay/Straight Alliance

The Gay Straight Alliance is a group of students who are allies for those who not only identify as Gay or Transgender, but who identify as a minority. The GSA sponsors social and educational events that celebrate diversity and individual differences. The group is a member of True Colors and GLAAD: statewide organizations that provide resources and support to GSA's.
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Jazz Ensemble/Rock Band

This group is open, without audition, to any instrumentalist or vocalist. The repertoire ranges from Traditional Jazz, to Blues, R&B, and Rock music styles.  The ensemble performs twice each year for the Winter and Spring concerts, and is available for smaller performances on and off campus.
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Cheshire Academy’s literary magazine is published annually each the spring. Students are invited to submit their creative works, including poetry, short stories, drawings, photography and more. To view recent Juxtaposition publications, view our News & Publications page
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Mathematical Modeling Team

Guided by a mathematically inclined Cheshire Academy faculty member, the Mathematical Modeling Team works together to create models of buildings, honing their architectural design skills. Photo by Jishen Chen '16.
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Model United Nations

Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations through which delegates debate, collaborate and attempt to solve wide-ranging international issues of immense importance. In so doing, participants develop skills in diplomacy, cooperation, and critical thinking that motivate lifelong global citizenship. Cheshire Academy's Model United Nations group travels to Yale's MUN conference each January.
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New England Math League

New England Math League (NEML) is a league specific to the New England area in which mathematically talented Cheshire Academy students compete for honor and recognition. 
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Piano Master Class

Led by master level pianist Eun Joo Lee, students take part in guided individual practices and share master class style sessions with other students periodically. Individual students perform at the honors recitals that happen at the end of each semester. This club provides a great supplement to our music program.
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Snowsports Club

The Cheshire Academy snowsports club gets together Mondays-Thursdays and head to the Mount Southington ski area located just fifteen minutes from campus. Seasoned skiers and snowboarders, as well as those just starting out, are welcome to join. Prior to the season, the team heads to a local ski shop to either purchase or rent equipment for those who need it.
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String Ensemble

Students in this group rehearse twice a week and play a variety of music including show tunes, holiday music, classical and Broadway. They perform at the annual Winter Reception for alumni, parents and guests, as well as at smaller events both on and off campus. This club acts as a supplement to our music program.
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The New Review

The online student newspaper comes out approximately four times a year and covers important information about campus life and the world around us.
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10 Main Street
Cheshire, Connecticut 06410

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MAIN FAX: 203-250-7209
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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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