Student Resources

Advisory Program

Advising is a key part of the Suffield faculty member's role at the school. Each student at Suffield is assigned a faculty advisor who serves as a central contact within the school community for the student and that student's parents and teachers. The advisor is helpful in handling questions about school and personal matters. The role of the advisor is to make each student's experience at Suffield optimal by keeping track of his/her academic progress, assisting with course planning and selection, and facilitating communication between the student and other constituents in the community. In addition to advisor reports, which are sent to families twice a year, parents are encouraged to direct any questions aor concerns about about their child to the advisor as well as meet with the advisor during campus visits.

Peer Tutoring

Another level of support involves student-centered assistance in the form of peer tutoring. Academy tutors are trained in every subject and are a popular method of support. These students know what it takes to be successful writers, learners, and thinkers, and are happy to help their fellow students succeed. Peer tutoring often occurs in conjunction with extra help with a teacher and is available many evenings during study hall as well as during the day.

Academic Support

The Academic Support program at Suffield Academy is designed to teach and support compensatory study strategies to students who have been identified as having atypical learning styles. The center staff meets two to four times per week with students. Progress reports are sent home each term to keep families up-to-date regarding the specific initiatives undertaken by the student in partnership with the Academic Support Center. Students who have documented special accommodations in classroom procedures and testing are expected to speak to their teachers about their needs. All requests for extended time or other accommodations in formal exams and standardized tests must be made through the Director of Academic Support and approved by the Academic Dean.

Student Support Contacts

List of 4 members.

Schedules

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • + 2018-2019 Academic Calendar

    October
    12-13 Fall Parents’ Weekend
    13 Extended Weekend begins — 5:00 pm
    16 Extended Weekend ends — 7:30 pm (Check-in for Boarding Students)
    17 Classes resume
     
    November
    11-16 Fall Term Examinations
    16 Thanksgiving Recess begins — 12:05 pm
    26 Thanksgiving Recess ends — 7:30 pm (Check-in for Boarding Students)
    27 Classes resume
     
    December
    13 Winter Vacation begins — 12:05 pm
     
    January
    2 Winter Vacation ends — 7:30 pm (Check-in for Boarding Students)
    3 Classes resume
    31 Extended Weekend begins — 12:05 pm
     
    February
    4 Extended Weekend ends — 7:30 pm (Check-in for Boarding Students)
    5 Classes resume
     
    March
    1 Spring Vacation begins — 12:05 pm
    25 Spring Vacation ends — 7:30 pm (Check-in for Boarding Students)
    26 Classes Resume
     
    April
    26-27 Spring Parents’ Weekend (Parents’ Association Auction on Friday)
    27 Extended Weekend begins — 5:00 pm
    29 Extended Weekend ends — 7:30 pm (Check-in for Boarding Students)
    30 Classes Resume
     
    May
    23 Reception for Seniors and Parents followed by Dinner — 5:15 pm
    23 Baccalaureate — 8:00 pm
    24 186th Commencement (Class of 2019) — 10:30 am
    25-29 Spring Term Examinations for Grades 9-11
    29 Close of School for Grades 9, 10, 11 Students — 12:00 pm
  • + Daily Schedule

    Monday
    8:00–8:45: Period A
    8:50–10:00: Period B
    10:05–10:50: Period E
    10:55–12:05: Period C
    12:15–12:55: LUNCH
    1:00–1:50: Chapel
    1:55–3:05: Period G 

    Tuesday
    8:00–9:10: Period A
    9:15–10:00: Period B
    10:05–11:15: Period E
    11:20–12:05: Period G
    12:15–12:55: LUNCH
    1:00–1:45: Period D
    1:50–2:35: Period F
    2:40–3:05: Conference

    Wednesday
    8:00–9:10: Period D
    9:15–10:00: Period C
    10:05–11:15: Period F
    11:20–12:05: Period L & Conference
    11:30–12:55: LUNCH

    Thursday
    8:00–9:10: Period B
    9:15–10:00: Period A
    10:05–11:15: Period G
    11:20–12:05: Period E
    12:15–12:55: LUNCH
    1:00–2:10: Period C
    2:15–3:05: Period L & Conference

    Friday
    8:00–9:10: Period A
    9:15–10:00: Period B
    10:05–10:50: Period F
    10:55–12:05: Period E
    12:15–12:55: LUNCH
    1:00–1:45: Period G
    1:50–2:35: Period D
    2:40–3:05: Conference 

    Saturday
    8:00–9:10: Period F
    9:15–10:00: Period C
    10:05–11:15: Period D
    11:20–12:00: LUNCH
  • + Weekly Schedule

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 
    7:00–8:00 am: Breakfast
    8:00 am–3:05 pm: Classes
    12:15 pm: Lunch—all school formal sit-down
    3:30–5:30 pm: Athletics
    5:30–7:00: Dinner
    8:00–10:00: Study Hall
    10:45 Lights-out (Freshman and Sophomores)
    11:00 Lights-out (Juniors and Seniors)
     
    Wednesday
    8:00–11:15 am: Classes
    11:20 am–12:05 pm: Conference Period
    11:45 am–12:45 pm: Lunch (buffet style)
    Afternoon Athletics

    Saturday
    8:00–11:15 am: Classes
    11:20 am–12:05 pm: Conference Period
    11:45 am–12:45 pm: Lunch (buffet style)
    Afternoon Athletics
    5:30 pm: Dinner
    11:15 Check-in (most Saturdays)
      
    Sunday
    10:00–11:30 am: Brunch
    11:30–7:30: Weekend Activities
    5:00–6:00 pm: Dinner
    7:30: Return from weekends
    8:00–10:00: Study Hall
    10:45 Lights-out (Freshman and Sophomores)
    11:00 Lights-out (Juniors and Seniors)
  • + Vacations & Extended Weekends

    School vacations and long weekends are also located on the school calendar.

    Fall Parents’ Weekend (October 12–13)

    Extended Fall Weekend (October 13–16)

    Thanksgiving Break (November 16–26)

    Winter Break (December 13–January 2)

    Extended Winter Weekend (January 31–February 4)

    Spring Break (March 1–25)

    Spring Parents’ Weekend (April 26–27)

    Extended Spring Weekend (April 27–29)

    Commencement (May 24)

    Close of School for Grades 9,10,11 (May 29)

    Note: Students should return at their scheduled time and not before. No vacations may begin earlier or extend beyond the appointed times. Students are not required to leave campus for long weekends.
Suffield Academy   185 North Main Street   Suffield, Connecticut 06078   Phone 860.386.4400  |  Fax 860.386.4411