Since its laptop initiative in 1993, Suffield Academy has long embraced technology as a method of connecting students and teachers to innovative ways of learning and thinking. While the COVID-19 global pandemic causes uncertainty and disruption to daily life and routine, the Suffield faculty remains committed to its mission as educators with a shared love for their school and motto: Esse Quam Videri.
In an effort to ensure the safety and well-being of its community, Suffield Academy’s Remote Learning Program begins on April 1 with virtual classes extended world-wide. Faculty members are excited and prepared to implement inventive ways of teaching and communicating with their students throughout the spring term.
The school will utilize platforms such as its learning management system (Schoology) and Microsoft Teams to keep its community connected and sustain its educational programming. While our classrooms may be empty and playing fields silent, the voices that make our home at Suffield Academy will remain heard. From performing arts to mathematics to physics, chemistry, and ceramics, the show will go on.
“We believe the arts are vital to learning, especially during a time like this,” says Performing Arts Chair Tom Dugan. “They give our students a creative outlet and will without a doubt help them through this challenging time. May we all find solace in community.”