Suffield Academy - Review #5

Suffield Academy
5

About the Author:

College Enrolled University of South Carolina
Home Town, State (Country) Windsor, CT
Years Attended Boarding School 4
Activities During Boarding School Leaders TA program Varsity Softball (Team captain 2 years) Varsity Soccer (4 years) Cross Country (1 year) Swimming (2 years) Yearbook (Editor 1 year)

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Mandatory leadership class Freshman and Sophomore years Mandatory work-job for each student as well as mandatory leadership position for seniors
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I loved getting to know my teachers so closely. Many of them I still stay in contact with and have been able to help me throughout college.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Branch out! Go try to talk to everyone, there are people with experiences that you've never had or even dreamed of and its your chance to go and learn from people with completely different backgrounds.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I loved that it was small. I loved getting to know everyone and all of my teachers.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Work in admissions to get free bagel cards, the bagels are THE BEST.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved that most of my classes were below 14 people. I never had trouble getting my teacher's undivided attention and they were almost always willing to meet after classes, during breakfast or dinner, or whenever they were on dorm duty. The teachers were so highly accessible. The academics were challenging, but the teachers were reliable for extra help.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved that athletics were required. Because I loved sports so much, I found that many of the people at school with me felt the same way. We all had this one common bond with sports that helped to develop relationships from the start. There were levels for everyone, including the more artsy kids.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Our Theatre program was top notch and won so many awards. Even though I never participated, I saw all 4 plays and all 4 musicals put on in my time at Suffield and thoroughly enjoyed each one!

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved working on the Yearbook committee all four years as well as being a TA my junior and senior years. I got to know people really well because our committees and classes were so small. There were a lot of things to choose from too!

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
The dorms are relatively new and extremely nice.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The dining was absolutely incredible. I loved the food, and as a day student I even came for breakfast and stayed for dinner most nights because the food was that great. There are a million options and the kitchen is always willing to work with you.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Suffield is a quaint little town with lots of history. Its pretty quiet but still with enough nearby amenities (like a CVS, Dunkin Donuts, and grocery store). There were two malls within 20 minutes of the school too.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Everyone was really involved, and most people, whether day student or boarder, would stay and socialize in the union during the day as well as after classes and sports.

Alumni Reviews
  Review School

  • Review Description
  • Suffield Academy Alumni #1
    Class of 2017
    5 Stars   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. . .
  • Suffield Academy Alumni #2
    Class of 2016
    5 Stars   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 2016
    5 Stars   10/18/2017
    Northeastern University
    It's centralized location to a (sudo) urban city- Hartford while at the same time maintaining the quintessential large open landscape that boarding schools are known for. . .
  • Suffield Academy Alumni #4
    Class of 2015
    5 Stars   6/1/2017
    Tufts University
    Suffield is an extremely tight-knit community. I knew every single person by name and could hold a decent conversation with almost everyone. The teachers are like second parents who will listen to all of your. . .
  • Suffield Academy Alumni #5
    Class of 2015
    5 Stars   12/3/2016
    University of South Carolina
    Mandatory leadership class Freshman and Sophomore years Mandatory work-job for each student as well as mandatory leadership position for seniors. . .
  • Show more reviews (6 reviews)
Recent Articles
The Boarding School Application Process
June 22, 2018
Applying to boarding school requires completing a sheaf of forms. We look at how to accomplish this important task.
What's It Like At Boarding School?
May 09, 2018
Inevitably at some point while you are looking at boarding schools, your child will ask what it's like living at boarding school. Here are some answers to those questions.
Looking For Some Great Summer Programs?
May 03, 2018
The quality of a summer camp depends very much on the quality and experience of the folks running it. When you select a summer program run by a boarding school, you are getting a program with experienced, well-organized professionals at the helm. More here.