Suffield Academy

Suffield Academy
Suffield, CT 06078
Suffield Academy is an independent school with 415 students located between New York and Boston and easily accessible to major international airports.
Suffield has distinctive four-year college counseling and leadership development programs.
The school has invested more than $120 million in its beautiful campus over the past decade. There are new facilities for academics, athletics, arts, and community life.

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  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    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. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars  
    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. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars  
    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. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Suffield AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18331907
Campus Size350 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment415 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1360* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1170 - 1420-
Average ACT score29*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size9 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio5:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2818
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$63 million
(Net endowment of more than $125,000 per student. )
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$25,595$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineJan. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Average Percentile SSAT70%-
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsSean Atkins

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2818
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus I: AB, AP Calculus II: BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Gov't & Politics, AP Linear Algebra, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics C: E&M, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, English I Honors, English II Honors, English III Honors, French V Honors, Honors Biology, Honors Biotechnology, Honors Calculus II, Honors Chemistry, Honors Environmental Science, Honors Jazz, Honors Physics, Honors Research Methods, Multivariable Calculus, Spanish IV Honors, Spanish V Honors, US History Honors


# Interscholastic Sports Offered2916
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Diving, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations2623
ExtracurricularsAdmission Tour Guides, Amnesty International Club, Big Friends / Little Friends, Black Student Union (BSU), Disciplinary Council, Model UN, Proctor Program, SAVE, Student Government, TA Program, TREE, Work Program Inspectors, World Music Combo, Writing Center Tutor

Club or Organization:
A Capella Singing Group, As Schools Match Wits, Chess Club, Community Life Group, Fellowship of Christians at Universities and Schools (FOCUS), The Bell (newspaper, The Pioneer (yearbook), Weekend Activities Committee, WNMH Radio

Arts and Music Programs:
The Work Job, Tiger Lilies, Tiger Sports Network

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 202010 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
New York University15
Boston College12
Boston University12
Santa Clara University12
University of Chicago5
University of Michigan4
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Suffield Academy offers a challenging and supportive experience for 410 students in grades 9-12. We have a strong boarding school tradition-two-thirds of our students live on campus-that balances tradition and change. Outstanding athletics and arts programs complement our academic offerings. Suffield's Leadership Program is a unique initiative in the independent school world, and a central part of the experience for each student here.
  • LD types supported: Writing Center, Peer Tutors, Academic Support
  • Suffield Academy accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Leigh Perkins - President and CEO, Orvis
    • James Tisch - CEO, Loews Corporation
    • Grace Oboma-Layat - Legal Aid Society NY
    • Barry Scherr - Former Provost, Dartmouth College
    • Archer Mayor - Best-selling mystery writer
    • Vinnie Del Negro - NBA basketball player and coach
    • May Chow - World renowned chef
    • John Adler - Stanford Neurosurgeon
    • Jack Robinson - Green Investor
    • Christian Wilkins - NFL Miami Dolphins

Profile last updated: 03/15/2021

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