Mission Statement
Suffield Academy is a coeducational independent secondary school serving a diverse community of day and boarding 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.

Core Values
In large measure, Suffield is thriving as a community because all our constituents—students, faculty, alumni, parents—agree on unyielding fundamentals. Suffield offers a challenging, college-prep educational program with inspirational teachers and world-class facilities. We support our students’ physical and psychological growth in ways that mix firm expectations with empathy and understanding. Everything we do is framed by a commitment to our most essential values—Suffield’s Core Four—kindness, respect, effort, and leadership.
"We are focused on our mission and core values in all that we do at Suffield. These guide our philosophy and program. Our school combines challenging academics and high standards with an encouraging, supportive faculty and an overarching focus on kindness." [Head of School Charlie Cahn]


We are glad you are interested in learning about our school. Suffield Academy has a clear, intentional approach to secondary school education. As noted above, we are guided by shared fundamental values of kindness, respect, leadership, and effortour Core Four. I am exceptionally proud of our talented students and faculty, our gorgeous campus, and our commitment to common goals.

Suffield’s mission guides our philosophy. It speaks to a tradition of academic excellence, respect for individual differences, and preparing for a lifetime of leadership and active citizenship. There is an emphasis here on helping students succeed and focusing on the distance they travel during their years on our campus. Our mission also speaks to the nature of our community—what it feels like to be at Suffield Academy. Our school combines challenging academics and high standards with an encouraging, supportive faculty. This intentional purpose has helped Suffield and our students thrive. We hope you enjoy the website and 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 Academy a truly special environment. I look forward to meeting you. For more information on arranging a visit, please contact our admissions office.


Charles Cahn III, Head of School

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