185 North Main Street Suffield, Connecticut 06078
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.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • 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

Top Rankings

Suffield Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 298 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Offering Breadth
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Suffield Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1833
1906
Campus Size
350 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
415 students
310 students
% Students of Color
17%
25%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
70%
Average SAT Score
1450
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
31
*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
Casual
Average Class Size
9 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
28
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
80%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$80 million
(Net endowment of more than $125,000 per student. )
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$68,500
$61,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$33,900
Tuition international students
$70,000
$55,000
% Students on Financial Aid
34%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$25,595
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
Average Percentile SSAT
70%
-
Acceptance Rate
20%
58%
Director of Admissions
Sean Atkins
Associate Director of Admissions
Liz Hodosy

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
28
17
Courses
AP 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

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
24
23
Extracurriculars
SAVE, Work Program Inspectors, World Music Combo, Writing Center Tutor

Club or Organization:
A Capella Singing Group, Admission Tour Guides, As Schools Match Wits, Black Student Union (BSU), Chess Club, Community Life Group, Disciplinary Council, Fellowship of Christians at Universities and Schools (FOCUS), Model UN, Proctor Program, Student Government, TA Program, The Bell (newspaper, The Pioneer (yearbook), TREE, Weekend Activities Committee, WNMH Radio

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

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 2020
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Northeastern
16
New York University
15
Boston College
12
Boston University
12
Santa Clara University
12
Gettysburg
11
SMU
11
Bates
10
University of Chicago
5
University of Michigan
4

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.
  • 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Suffield Academy cost?

Suffield Academy's tuition is approximately $68,500 for boarding students.

What schools are Suffield Academy often compared to?

Suffield Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Westminster School, Loomis Chaffee, The Hotchkiss School by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of Suffield Academy?

The acceptance rate of Suffield Academy is 20%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 58%. Suffield Academy's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.

Who are famous alumni from Suffield Academy?

Suffield Academy famous alumni include: Leigh Perkins, James Tisch, Grace Oboma-Layat, Barry Scherr, Archer Mayor, Vinnie Del Negro, May Chow, John Adler, Jack Robinson and Christian Wilkins.

What sports does Suffield Academy offer?

Suffield Academy offers 28 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Diving, 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 and Wrestling. Suffield Academy is ranked as one of the top boarding schools for most sports offered.

What is Suffield Academy's ranking?

Suffield Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Low acceptance rates, Most sports offered, High # of AP/advanced courses offered and High average SAT scores.

When is the application deadline for Suffield Academy?

The application deadline for Suffield Academy is Jan. 15.

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description

Class of 2017
5.00
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
5.00
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
5.00
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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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • 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

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