Suffield Academy

Suffield, Connecticut, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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Suffield Academy is located on a beautiful 350-acre campus in historic Suffield, Connecticut, just 10 minutes from the Hartford Airport. Our program is designed for students who seek academic challenge in a friendly, encouraging environment. Strong athletics and arts supplement our curriculum. A Leadership Program for all students and a four-year college counseling program are distinctive elements of Suffield. The campus is highlighted by new facilities for academics, athletics, and the arts.

185 North Main Street, Suffield, Connecticut, USA 06078

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Director of Admission: Terry Breault
Admissions Phone:860-386-4440Fax:860-386-4411
Email: Website:

  • Application Deadline: January 15
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes
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  • Founded: 1833
  • Campus Size: 350 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: NEASC, CAIS/CT
Student Body
Grades 9th-post-grad
Grades 9th-12th
Girls     105 80 185
Boys     160 69 229
Total     265 149 414

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $50,800
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $35,000
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 34.00%
  • Average Awarded: $29,725
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 14.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $7,000
  • Current Endowment: $35,000,000
  • Per Student Endowment: $85,365

Department Director: Sara Yeager

Average Class Size: 11

Full Time Teachers: 47

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 76.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 5/1

Saturday Classes: Yes

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Number of AP Courses Offered: 17

Notable Achievements: Unique Leadership Program for all students

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
  • Post Graduate Year
Support Programs
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Leadership Program
  • Classics
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • Asian History
  • European History
  • Honors
  • United States History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy
  • World Religions
  • Environmental Philosophy, Philosop hy of Education
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Anatomy
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biomedicine Fore nsics
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Statistics
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Applications
  • Web Design
  • Honors Videograp hy
  • Choral Music
  • Music Theory
  • Recording
  • Voice
  • Jazz Band, Ensembles
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Acting
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Directing
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Public Speaking
  • Publications
  • Sculpture
  • Studio Art
Special Programs:
  • Leadership
  • Outdoor Education
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science AB
  • Macroeconomics
  • Comparative Government & Politics
  • US Government & Politics
  • Physics C
  • Statistics

Department Director: Greg Lynch

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 13

No. of Girls Dorms: 7

No. of Boys Dorms: 6

Dorm Amenities:
Laundry Facilities 
Wireless Internet 

Dress Code: Formal

Student Life


  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Sand volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Indoor pool
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Field House

Clubs and Organizations

  • Amnesty International
  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Environmental Club
  • Food Council
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Honor Council
  • International Clubs
  • Investment Club
  • Jewish Student Org
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • Newspaper
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Theater
  • Yearbook

Arts Department Director: Bill Butcher

Athletics Department Director: Andrew Gamere

  • A Cappella Group
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Rock Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
  • Choir
Interscholastic Sports
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Dance
  • Diving
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rifle Team
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Table Tennis
  • Weight Lifting

Department Director: Ann Selvitelli

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Trinity College 16 graduates
George Washington University 15 graduates
University of Vermont 14 graduates
New York University 11 graduates
Bentley University 11 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA


Quotes from Alumni

Summary: The Summer Academy at Suffield welcomes students from around the world. We hope you will join us for five memorable weeks, where you will have the opportunity to meet new friends, enhance your study skills, and prepare for the next academic year. Each summer over 120 students from around the globe come to the Summer Academy at Suffield to experience life in our community—a life filled with exciting opportunities to learn both in and out of the classroom. Students enroll in the Summer Academy to expand their skills, whether in the classroom, in the art studio, or on the playing fields. Being part of our community means being part of a hands-on learning experience. For five weeks you will have the opportunity to eat, live, learn, and laugh with a culturally diverse group of peers and faculty members. Students have the opportunity to take a wide range of classes and participate in a great variety of activities. Our academic program focuses on enhancing study skills and also offers courses in math, science, music, art, English, and foreign languages. We hope you'll explore the Summer Academy's webpage and learn about some of the programs that the Summer Academy offers. In addition to the academic programs, you will read about the faculty, weekend activities, boarding life, and school trips. If you're interested in receiving more information about the Summer Academy, please fill out our online inquiry form. If you'd like to apply, you may do so online. If you have any questions, please call 860-386-4445 or e-mail Jeff Depelteau, director of admissions for the Summer Academy. We look forward to having you join us for the Summer Academy.

Department Director: Jeff Depelteau

Suffield Summer Academy

June 24, 2013 to July 27, 2013

The Summer Academy at Suffield welcomes students from around the world. We hope you will join us for five memorable weeks, where you will have the opportunity to meet new friends, enhance your study skills, and prepare for the next academic year.

Registration Deadline: June 01, 2013
Tuition: $6,500
Financial Aid Available:  Yes
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