Suffield Academy

5.00 5 1 (7 reviews)
Suffield Academy
Suffield, CT 06078
Tel: 860-386-4440
  • "Suffield Academy is an exciting and supportive school. Our dedicated faculty bring talent, compassion, and creativity to their work. Our students bring ambition and vitality to the school's diverse community. We have a strong boarding school tradition-seventy percent of our students live on campus-that balances our core values with the imperatives of change..." Our unique Leadership Program flavors the atmosphere of the school both academically and socially.

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  • 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. . .

  • 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. . .

  • Class of 2014
    5 Stars   12/29/2016
    University of Miami
    I applaud Suffield on several things but perhaps the most important is the way they have modernized. I have attended other schools that stick to the traditional boarding school model and do not stray an. . .

  • Class of 2011
    5 Stars   7/19/2011
    Columbia University
    Suffield Academy has the a very close teacher- student relationship. The accessibility of getting extra help or having a adult to talk to is very easy at Suffield. The faculty is very understanding and open. . .

  • Class of 2004
    5 Stars   10/11/2005
    Smith College
    Coming to Suffield Academy, I was amazed by the beauty of the campus and the facilities. The gym was renovated with a new fitness center. Track and field was totally rebuilt during summer. I lived. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Suffield Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1833 1910
Campus Size 340 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 415 students 298 students
% Students of Color
17%
20%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
68%
Average SAT Score 1900 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1700 - 2100 -
Average ACT score 28 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 10 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 18 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
80%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $46 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,500 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$40,500 $28,500
% Students on Financial Aid
34%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $25,595 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 65% -
Acceptance Rate
25%
57%
Director of AdmissionsSean Atkins

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 18 16
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus I: AB, AP Calculus II: BC, AP Chemistry, AP Gov't & Politics, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics C: E&M, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, English III Honors, French V Honors, Multivariable Calculus, Spanish V Honors

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 25 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 27 23
ExtracurricularsAdmission Tour Guides, Amnesty International Club, As Schools Match Wits, Chess Club, Disciplinary Council, Fellowship of Christians at Universities and Schools (FOCUS), Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Head Waiters, International Student Club, Jewish Organization of Students, Model UN, Multicultural Association, Peer Tutor, Philosophy Club, Proctor Program, SAVE, Student Government, TA Program, The Bell (newspaper, The Pioneer (yearbook), The Work Job, Tiger Lilies, Tiger Sports Network, TREE, Weekend Activities Committee,

College Matriculation

Year: 2009 - 2013 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Trinity College 16
Bentley College 15
George Washington 15
New York University 13
University of Vermont 13
Santa Clara University 12
Gettysburg 11
Bates 10
SMU 10
Boston University 9
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
  • School 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
    • Roger Faxon - COO, EMI Music
    • Barry Scherr - Provost, Dartmouth College
    • Archer Mayor - Best-selling mystery writer
    • Vinnie Del Negro - NBA basketball player and coach
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