“Every student at Suffield will be exposed in a direct way to important components of the Leadership Program. Our curriculum is not only focused on teaching about leadership, but on helping each student develop skills and habits that lend themselves to effectively inspiring others.” Headmaster Charlie Cahn
The initial areas of emphasis in the Suffield Academy Leadership Program are personal skill-building and group dynamics. We then turn the focus to self-assessment and understanding different leadership styles. Lastly, we underscore the overarching importance of having a significant and positive impact on society. Students in grades 9, 10, and 11 take required year-long leadership courses where the curriculum emphasizes experiential learning and guided self-discovery. The leadership experience at Suffield concludes in the 12th-grade, when every senior holds at least one formal leadership position and present a personal speech to the community. During spring term, the future graduates participate in a seminar program that focuses on topics such as financial awareness, digital footprints, and Title IX.