Diversity & Inclusion
Lean into every experience and be very present. You have little idea of what will lead you to your future path. Challenges have a way of making us stronger and more open to the world around us. Diya Peterson ’90
The Suffield Academy Family
Suffield Academy has a close-knit, diverse community. The school has a nurturing, welcoming environment where all students effectively learn and grow. Our inclusiveness is reflected by the meaningful relationships built and sustained on campus. The educational and campus life experiences at Suffield are designed to promote a healthy, warm campus climate and a community based on mutual respect, generosity, kindness, and genuine concern for others.
We believe a diverse and inclusive educational atmosphere helps students grow in positive ways and prepare for college and life. The philosophy is transparent: Our faculty serves our students with an unwavering commitment to leadership and acceptance. Our community is diligent in supporting students, faculty, and staff concerning all issues of equity and opportunity as they relate to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, learning style, and interests. Suffield Academy’s Statement on Diversity was endorsed by the faculty and Board of Trustees in 2006 and resonates as powerfully today.
Suffield Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, physical attributes, disability, age or sexual orientation. We administer our admissions, financial aid, educational, athletic, extracurricular and other policies so that each student is equally accorded all the rights, privileges, programs and facilities made available by the school.