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We have invested $80 million in our physical plant and programs over the past decade, all funded through gifts from alumni, parents, and friends. From this position of strength in the competitive independent school landscape, Suffield has a unique opportunity to reaffirm our values and traditions and help ensure they are carried on for future generations of students. In other words, with our house in good order we can now focus on building our resource base and continuing to partner with families attracted to Suffield’s compelling value proposition.
Charlie Cahn, Head of School

Charles Cahn III
Head of School

About Our  Head of School

Charlie Cahn was appointed as Suffield’s Head of School in 2004. He is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and graduate of Gilman School, University of Michigan, and Wesleyan University. He came to Suffield as a faculty member in 1992, taught in the English department for four years, and was the head boys’ lacrosse coach for seven years. He was also the director of admissions, dean of faculty, and associate head of school.

Charlie currently serves or has previously served on several non-profit boards including Eaglebrook School, Renbrook School, Rumsey Hall School, the Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation, the WALKS Foundation, the SPHERE Consortium, and the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools. He is on the New England Association of Schools & Colleges [NEASC] Commission on Independent Schools. Charlie is an enthusiastic sports fan and participant as well as an avid reader. He lives on campus with his wife Hillary. Their daughter Peyton ’18 is at University of Michigan and their son Harrison ’22 is at Suffield. Together, they all enjoy spending time at their home in Maine during the summer.

Our community is led by high-energy, kind people who are encouraging and nurturing. Healthy and strong, world-class schools like ours are not led by envy; they embrace who they are and always strive to improve. We embody and stand behind our motto, Esse Quam Videri [To Be, Rather Than to Seem]. New memories are being made each day here, ones that will be vividly recalled decades from now at reunions in Brewster Hall. This is a great environment benefitting from a crystal clear philosophy of how to best help people navigate their adolescent years.