We believe that Suffield should strengthen the ability of students to function as productive citizens in a democratic society. The social contract that is the basis of every democratic society stresses individual responsibility for moral conduct. Every citizen is expected to foster community welfare.

Suffield provides the opportunity for individuals of diverse backgrounds to live, work, and grow together in a community of learning. An essential condition of sustaining a successful coeducational community is adherence to fundamental standards and values. Absence of such standards subverts the goals and values that are the basis of Suffield’s educational philosophy.

Our Standards of Individual Responsibility & Community Life

The following standards constitute fundamental expectations of community life at Suffield. The list is not intended to be all-inclusive, and we assume all students matriculating to Suffield are committed to the mission, program, and ideals of the school.