Summary: The Office of Community Life encompasses programs and activities outside the classroom and off the playing field. It is the home of the Deans of Students, the International Student Coordinators, and the Director of Student Activities.
Cheshire Academy is a vibrant community where learning occurs not only during the academic day but also in dorms, on the stage, in rehearsals and performances, during on and off campus events, in the evenings, and on the weekends. There are many Community Service opportunities, such as volunteer work at day care and senior centers, the Soup Kitchen in New Haven, and the Food Pantry in Cheshire. Dorm activities include food fests, dorm competitions, and restaurant and movie trips. The International Student Coordinators provide ongoing support and cultural experiences for our diverse group of students from around the globe.
There is never a dull moment on the weekends. Activities are planned to entertain a wide variety of interests. Typical offerings include outdoor movies, cooking in the Student Center, intramural competitions, talent shows and recitals, paintball trips, cultural outings in New Haven and Hartford, bowling and ice skating, and even a Mystery Shuttle.
Cheshire Academy is located just 20 minutes north of New Haven and 20 minutes south of Hartford, so a wide range of weekend activities — trips to local attractions, restaurants, and cultural events — are offered year-round. Popular past activities include: an indoor soccer tournament; trip to a local orchard and corn maze; a Moon Festival dinner; a multi-prep school dance and open gym events; shuttles to nearby malls; “under the lights” football games; NYC trips; open gym, fitness center, swimming pool, and weight room; off-campus “mystery trips”; outdoor movies and food on the quad; paint ball; Ropes Course Challenge; pep rallies; and on-campus performances.