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Cheshire Academy

School rating 3.2 / 5 by

10 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410 United States
Boarding
9th to PG
Day
6th to PG
Gender
Coed

Academic

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Cheshire Academy has some teachers that will prepare you very well for the rigor of college academics. The problem is that there are just a few that will prepare you. It is ridiculously easy to get away with doing minimal work and receiving great grades with most teachers. That being said though, there are a lot of AP and IB courses that can be taken advantage of, but those classes do not replicate the amount of work received in college. The classes are all small in size so getting on a personal level with the teacher is something many students take advantage of.

College Counseling

College counseling is fantastic. My college counselor personally drove me fourteen hours to see a....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

As a four-year tour guide, I can say that the admissions process is not much....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

This is the worst part of Cheshire Academy. The new administration DOES NOT put student satisfaction at the top of their list. The new headmaster is rarely seen and the students would still live an explanation of why the previous headmaster was fired as everyone seemed to love him. The students have very little freedom in the dorms and simply put, dorm life is not enjoyable. The school spirit is fairly high since the football team has been near the top in all of prep school football in the past six years and the basketball team is also at the....

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