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Boarding School Cheshire Academy

Address: 10 Main St, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
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Description Boarding School Cheshire Academy

  • Established: in 1794
  • Location: Cheshire, Connecticut, USA
  • Age of students: 14-19 years
  • Total number of students: 350 (60% in the board; 45% of foreigners)
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation: residence (full board), daily form is available
  • Language of instruction: English.

Dear, well-known school with an excellent reputation since 1794 - Cheshire Academy - equally affable to both American students and foreigners. It is one of the oldest private educational institutions in the United States (and the oldest in Connecticut), but today the Cheshire Academy is actively keeping up with the times, constantly improving the student-centered approach, honing educational methods and manuals. Self-confident future specialists with developed critical and analytical thinking, with a strong character and excellent deep academic knowledge, emerge from these walls. Foreigners began to be accepted here back in 1875 — today, representatives of 11 national states and 28 countries study and live here, getting used to ethnic differences, intercultural communication, and communication with people from very different cultures and traditions.

In children, they actively develop the skills of critical, analytical, truly academic thinking, instill in them a passion for knowledge, new discoveries, and self-education. A special code of principles has been adopted at Cheshire Academy - The Eight Pillars of Bowden:

  • good faith
  • respect
  • justice
  • a responsibility
  • moral
  • care
  • civil identity
  • correctness in behavior.

These are the fundamental moments on which the learning process and the daily communication of the school are based - they form a full-fledged, harmonious personality, ready to live in modern international society.

The school has adopted a system of individual coaching: it ideally prepares high school students for admission and life at the university.

Just look at the list of universities that graduate from Cheshire Academy to verify the quality of educational programs:

  • Colorado State University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Oxford
  • Boston University
  • Purdue university
  • London Contemporary Dance School
  • University of Ithaca
  • University of washington
  • Sophia university
  • Pick university
  • California State University
  • University of miami
  • University of massachusetts
  • College of Emory University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of california berkley
  • Concordia University Montreal
  • Bradley University
  • Parsons The New School for Design
  • Academy of Art University
  • Binghamton university
  • Georgetown university
  • Cornell university
  • James madison university
  • John Hopkins University
  • University of Hong Kong.

Many graduates have become real stars in their chosen areas:

  • former president of CBS News Fred Attack
  • Coca-Cola Director Roberto S. Goizuet
  • rap singer talib kweli
  • writer robert ludlam
  • actor james van der beek
  • State Supreme Court Justice Angela Robinson
  • a successful industrial entrepreneur JP Morgan and many others.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Boarding School Cheshire Academy

Program name

Middle and high school (American system)

A traditional US education program that prepares students for a certificate and enrollment in selected universities in America, Europe and the world.

The curriculum is very rich and includes a large number of subjects:

  • English language and literature
  • maths
  • science course: biology, chemistry, physics
  • Modern foreign languages: Chinese, Spanish, French
  • social Sciences
  • story
  • physical Culture and sport
  • history of world cultures
  • music
  • the photo
  • art (in particular, fine)
  • printing and some others.

Upon completion of the program, students receive a certificate of secondary education and can prepare for admission to the selected university.

The cost of schooling is $ 58880 per academic year. The amount already included:

  • training program
  • necessary books, manuals and study materials
  • accommodation and meals (boarding)
  • extracurricular leisure and entertainment activities, excursions.

Full-time education will cost $ 41100 per year.

AP (Advanced Placement)

Complicated, in-depth program for high school students 15-18 years: it is not for everyone, but it significantly increases the chances of enrolling in the top universities in the USA, Europe and the world.

Students choose the subjects for study in the senior grades of AP themselves:

  • English
  • English literature
  • US policy
  • maths
  • introduction to higher mathematics
  • European history
  • music theory
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • physics
  • US history
  • mathematical analysis
  • foreign languages: spanish, french and others
  • psychology
  • computer science
  • statistics.

The AP certificate is highly valued: most often, AP certificate holders with high enough points are enrolled in selected universities without additional entrance exams / tests. In addition, courses successfully completed at the AP stage are considered university rich and can be credited when receiving higher education ( as a rule, first year undergraduate).

The cost of schooling is $ 58880 per academic year. The amount already included:

  • training program
  • necessary books, manuals and study materials
  • accommodation and meals (boarding)
  • extracurricular leisure and entertainment activities, excursions.

Full-time education will cost $ 41100 per year.

from 58 880 $ / year

International Baccalaureate (IB)

International program for high school students aged 16–18: originating in Switzerland in the middle of the 20th century, it quickly became the universal standard of knowledge for applicants around the world. Holders of IB certificates can absolutely not limit themselves in choosing a university and enter any country in the world.

The curriculum includes 6 disciplines, 3 of which are studied at the standard level of complexity, and 3 at the in-depth level. Items are chosen independently - it can be:

  • English
  • English literature
  • art
  • maths
  • natural sciences (optional)
  • social studies (optional)
  • economic courses
  • modern foreign languages.

Additionally, all students without exception take a course in general theory of knowledge (CSC), disciplines at CAS (Creativity, Service, Activity) and prepare a research project in the form of an extended essay (4,000 words, the topic is chosen independently and approved with the teacher).

The cost of schooling is $ 58880 per academic year. The amount already included:

  • training program
  • necessary books, manuals and study materials
  • accommodation and meals (boarding)
  • extracurricular leisure and entertainment activities, excursions.

Full-time education will cost $ 41100 per year.

Accommodation and food

Cozy, comfortable and spacious residences with rooms for 2-3 people (separate houses for boys and girls, only 5 buildings) are prepared for schoolchildren. In the houses there is access to WiFi, international telephone, living rooms for recreation with TV, board games, books. Meals are provided in the common dining room three times a day + snacks: the quality of cooking and the composition of dishes are monitored by a special commission from the SAGE association, so you should not worry about the usefulness and balance of the diet.

Events Boarding School Cheshire Academy

23 electives work on a regular basis at the school - and their number is constantly growing, so there is no question what to do with yourself in your free time!

  • chamber music
  • jazz bands
  • drama and theater
  • chess
  • hiking and survival skills, orienteering
  • issue of the school literary magazine Juxtaposition
  • protection of minorities and racial equality
  • public speaking and public speaking skills
  • skiing
  • snowboard
  • choreography
  • baseball
  • football (american and european soccer)
  • basketball
  • volleyball
  • mountain bike (mountain bike)
  • fencing
  • field hockey
  • golf
  • softball
  • lacrosse
  • swimming
  • tennis (large and table)
  • frisbee
  • wrestling and martial arts
  • Athletics
  • figure skating
  • Student Council
  • Club of photography
  • youth model UN
  • Association of International Students
  • creativity and art
  • Club of Young Entrepreneurs
  • Candy Club
  • female community The Coleman Group
  • eco-community.

You can concentrate on one sport and practice it almost at a professional level, or you can try several of them and change them throughout the year. School teams in volleyball, tennis, basketball and volleyball have long established themselves in regional and national competitions, taking first and top places.

The program of events is also saturated - entertainment, leisure, excursion. You can go to New Haven to the famous corn fields, take part in a football tournament or dance marathon, watch a movie in an open-air cinema with friends, take a walk around the city and go shopping.


  • Excellent reputation in the USA and the world, earned over decades of successful work
  • Spacious and superbly equipped campus
  • International atmosphere, friendliness towards all foreigners
  • High quality educational programs: SAT scores on annual exams fluctuate from 1470 to 1800 (average score - 1661)
  • Small classes (6-10 students), teacher to student ratio is 1: 6, which ensures an individual, attentive, personal approach
  • A wide range of sports and creative sections, interesting and educational leisure activities, programs, excursions
  • Special language course for foreigners ESL ("English as a second (foreign) language").

Equipment Boarding School Cheshire Academy

The school campus is located in the small cozy city of Cheshire (population of about 30 thousand people) in Connecticut (northeast USA). This state is the first in the country in terms of GDP per capita, and specifically Cheshire was included in the TOP 100 American cities for better living several times (Money Magazine, 2009 and 2011).

You can reach the nearest major cities (New Haven, Hartford) in just 20 minutes, and within 2 hours by car there are as many as three international airports: John Kennedy (New York), Boston Logan (Boston), Newark (New Jersey).

Like the best American private schools, the Cheshire Academy keeps the bar high in equipping and equipping its campus:

  • modern educational buildings with classes and lecture halls
  • cozy, comfortable, clean residences for living
  • separate centers for the humanities and mathematics
  • huge library (printed and electronic publications, methodical literature and textbooks)
  • Center for Language Studies
  • special audiences for individual lessons, counseling counseling and meetings with mentors / mentors
  • Center for the Arts
  • large multifunctional gym and gym
  • separate sports complex with a spacious swimming pool
  • numerous open areas for sports: team games and individual training
  • 10 tennis courts
  • football fields
  • basketball fields
  • golf courses
  • volleyball courts
  • running stadium
  • tracks for athletics
  • baseball field.

The total area of ​​the Cheshire Academy reaches 42 hectares.

Term dates and fees

The cost of schooling is $ 58880 per academic year. The amount already included:

  • training program
  • necessary books, manuals and study materials
  • accommodation and meals (boarding)
  • extracurricular leisure and entertainment activities, excursions.

Full-time education will cost $ 41100 per year.

The indicated price is not included and is charged additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Exam Board
  • Tuition deposit
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Round trip
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

In the summer, students have the opportunity to create an innovative project, present and defend it before a special commission: the prize is a special grant of Rizollo-Larson in the amount of $ 5000.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

All arriving in the specified time must provide the selection committee:

  • Report card for the last 2 years
  • Characteristics and recommendations from teachers (at least 2 - from teachers of English and mathematics, it is possible from the class teacher, head teacher, director)
  • Covering letter on the topic "Why do I want to study in your school?" (Written by the applicant)
  • Having awards, achievements, certificates in any areas (academic, creative, social, sports)
  • Test results in English, usually TOEFL (can be passed at school or a special accredited center).

In some cases, it is also required to pass a standard test in mathematics.

Applications are accepted until February 1 - for the next academic year.


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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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