Suffield Academy - Review #8

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Suffield Academy
5

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
1978-1980
Sports and Activities:
varsity swimming, dorm proctor, tour guide, tennis, jv field hockey, cross country, French club
College Enrolled:
Bucknell
Home Town, State:
Auburn ny, CT

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Extremely warm nurturing atmosphere. Small environment where meals are shared with faculty. College prep and search process was very strong. Counselors worked with students to help define a list of schools that were appropriate for each student, and where the student could succeed.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
There were many things to do on the weekends, like movies, our programs, visiting speakers. There was also a winter carnival. There was a mall close by and transportation back-and-forth.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would've taken more risks and gotten involved in more activities. I had to work very hard coming from a public school. However, I probably should have tried drama or music or to take advantage of some of the other activities.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Size,college prep, friendships.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Suffield is a great community. Take time to get to know your professors, and find your passion.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Loved The small class size. My senior year was given the opportunity to participate in a a tutorial with one other student on James Joyce. I came from a public school, and was given a lot of assistance my junior year to help me catch up and maximize my opportunity at Suffield

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
For students who didn't want to participate in a sport, there were other opportunities like a dance group, and a school work crew. I ran cross country with the objective of getting in shape for swimming, it was not a team I had a lot of experience with, but I was excepted into the group and encouraged to run in meets .

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I do not have a lot of dramatic talent, but there were great plays and opportunities for students to get involved.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I do not have a lot of dramatic talent, but there were great plays and opportunities for students to get involved. I loved the art program in the chance to take art as an elective.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
The Dara dorms at Southfield are small and intimate. I was an RA in a nice storm. There was also a faculty member who lived on my hall.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Salad bars, good diversity of food.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Suffield is a sweet little town, there is a good relationship between the school and the members of the community. There were opportunities to volunteer in local schools, and other activities. They were many day students who had a good relationship with the boarding students.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
There were many things to do on the weekends, like movies, our programs, visiting speakers. There was also a winter carnival. There was a mall close by and transportation back-and-forth.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
9:00 AM
Classes
12:00 AM
Lunch
1:00 PM
Classes
4:00 PM
Sports
6:00 PM
Dinner
8:00 PM
Study hall
10:00 AM
Free time
Weekend
9:00 AM
Classes
1:00 PM
Sports or games
2:00 PM
Free
11:00 PM
Lights out
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Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description
Suffield Academy Alumni #1
Class of 2014
5.00 3/11/2020
Columbia University
I a writing this as a parent. My son was not doing well in public school. He has consistently tested as a genius level IQ. he needed small classes functioning at high levels. He needed. . .
Suffield Academy Alumni #2
Class of 2016
5.00 6/9/2018
New York University
Suffield Academy is truly an exceptional place. I graduated in May of 2016 on a beautiful sunny day. As tradition stands, I rang the bell four times at graduation marking the amount of years I. . .
Suffield Academy Alumni #3
Class of 2017
5.00 1/16/2018
Loyola Marymount University
One of the best things about suffield is the teachers. I had never been to a school where they care so much. I got really close with my advisor and they helped me a great. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 415 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $68,500
  • Acceptance rate: 20%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update