Suffield is an academically challenging, nurturing school with an intentional program for between 410 and 420 students.
A strategic plan endorsed by the Board of Trustees in October 2018 articulates Suffield’s goals for the student enrollment, academic program, school culture, and resource development. It marks the most recent step in planning for Suffield's future and follows the completion of two extensive Campus Master Plans executed between 2007 and 2017. This was made possible by fundraising of more than $120 million. New facilities were constructed for academics, athletics, the arts, college counseling, residential life, health services, yoga and mindfulness, dining, and student life. Below is a summary of the 2018 Strategic Plan, the 2011 and 2007 Campus Master Plans, and more brief history about the school’s development.
2018 Strategic Plan
A Strategic Plan for Suffield—2018 Onward—helps shape the school’s direction and future decision making. It was crafted over a full year with input from trustees, faculty, alumni, students, and parents. It has four sections: (1) enrollment; (2) school culture; (3) academic programs; (4) finances and development. Features include a desired student enrollment target of 410-420 students, embracing a range of academic profiles, sustaining commitments to several school traditions, having a student-centered and encouraging culture, and a focus on recruiting, supporting, and evaluating a talented faculty who is involved in all parts of school life. The plan outlines goals for academics, athletics, the arts, and the school’s focus on college counseling and leadership development. It also speaks to the goal of aggressively maintaining an outstanding physical plant.