The Suffield Academy Financial Aid Program has a two-fold purpose: to provide deserving students with an opportunity for an excellent education that might otherwise be unobtainable and to provide the school with a well-qualified student body reflecting a broad social and economic mix. To achieve these goals, it is our hope that the ability to pay the full tuition will not be the deciding factor in determining whether a promising young person may attend the Academy.
A substantial financial aid budget provides need-based grants and scholarships, or a combination of these resources for tuition assistance. Intended as a supplement to family resources, financial aid awards are made not only to families whose ability to pay is extremely limited, but also to those of more substantial means who may need only a minor subsidy to meet the tuition charges.
Parents who feel they need financial assistance are encouraged to request it. Approximately one-third of new and returning students at the Academy receive financial aid. Awards are made with the understanding that the Academy and each family have priorities that demonstrate a commitment to common goals and values. Admission to Suffield Academy and access to the Financial Aid Program are open to students of any sex, race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, physical attributes, disability, age, or sexual orientation.