Back to School
Here you will find information for the start of Suffield's 188th academic school year. You may also visit our 2020-2021 Reopening Plan page for additional information. Thank you for your support and best wishes from Suffield.

Day Student Letter [PDF]    Boarding Student Letter [PDF]   9/21 Day Student Registration Schedule [PDF]

Tiger Pride Promise
As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic we must rely on each other to stay well. All members of the Suffield Academy community must download the below document and agree to its terms [a link to its form will be sent to families during the week of August 24]:

View the Tiger Pride Promise [PDF]

Textbook Ordering
Textbooks should be ordered from our online bookseller, MBS Direct. To ensure delivery for the start of school it is important to order your books right away. If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties, please call the Suffield Academy bookstore [860-386-4494] for help.

Access Suffield’s bookseller    More Information about Textbook Ordering

Dress Code
Boys’ and girls’ formal dress applies to clothing worn during the class day [Monday through Saturday] and within the academic buildings and academic quadrangle.

Suggested Packing List
We will start the academic year in family-style cohorts and students may need to begin the year in a temporary dorm placement. Students will be housed during this cohorting period by the regions of the country and world where they live. As we anticipate many boarding students will need to move to different dorm rooms after our cohorting period, we need help encouraging students to bring only necessary items with them to campus. Clothing, school supplies, some electronics will be appropriate. Non-Suffield furniture, rugs, shelving units, curtains, etc. will be difficult to move and should be avoided in the students’ initial placement. We are hopeful that students will be able to pack up quickly and easily when necessary to move to their permanent dorm location.

Note: extension cords are not allowed. Students may bring surge protectors for additional plug space. Please refer to the Student & Parent Handbook for a list of permitted and non-permitted items.

Frequently Asked Questions