Student & Parent Handbook

A dedication to living by high standards is vitally important at Suffield Academy. This handbook covers expectations of the school’s policies and expectations. It also outlines Suffield’s philosophy and mission. The core of the document—Suffield’s emphasis on providing a structured, challenging, encouraging program for all students—is intended to remain steadfast.

Over time certain specific policies evolve and change, yet the fundamental expectations of students remain consistent. Their dedication to living by high standards is vitally important. Suffield Academy community members must agree to the items below for the 2022-2023 academic year.


The Suffield Academy Mission Statement
Suffield Academy is a coeducational, independent secondary school serving a diverse community of boarding and day students. Our school has a tradition of academic excellence combined with a strong work ethic. A commitment to scholarship and a respect for individual differences guide our teaching and curriculum. We engender among our students a sense of responsibility, and they are challenged to grow in a structured and nurturing environment. The entire academic, athletic, and extracurricular experience prepares our students for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and active citizenship.

Non-Discrimination Policy
Suffield Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, physical attributes, disability, age, or sexual orientation. We administer our admissions, financial aid, educational, athletic, extracurricular, and other policies so that each student is equally accorded all the rights, privileges, programs, and facilities made available by the school.