We are glad you are interested in learning about Suffield Academy. This is a special school with a tremendous clarity of purpose. I am exceptionally proud of our deeply committed and talented faculty, our gorgeous campus, and our commitment to common goals and values. Suffield’s mission is important and unique. It is an essential part of who we are, guiding our philosophy and program.
Specifically, the mission reads: “Suffield Academy is a coeducational independent secondary school serving a diverse community of boarding and day students. Our school has a tradition of academic excellence combined with a strong work ethic. A commitment to scholarship and a respect for individual differences guide our teaching and curriculum. We engender among our students a sense of responsibility, and they are challenged to grow in a structured and nurturing environment. The entire academic, athletic, and extracurricular experience prepares our students for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and active citizenship.”
There is an emphasis here on helping students succeed, and focusing on the distance they travel during their years on the Suffield campus. Our mission also speaks to the nature of our community—what it feels like to be at Suffield. This is a school that combines challenging academics and high standards with an encouraging, supportive faculty. This clarity about who we are gives Suffield an important position in the independent school world. We hope you enjoy this website and that you will take an online tour of our offerings
. Most of all, we hope it inspires you to come visit so you can see and feel what makes Suffield a truly special environment. I look forward to meeting you. For more information on arranging a visit, please contact our admissions office at 860-386-4440.
Charles Cahn III