You’ve asked one of the most important questions! After looking over what Cheshire Academy has to offer, you may decide you’d like to submit your application and see what happens. Keep in mind that Cheshire Academy accepts students all year round (referred to as rolling admissions), however the regular decision deadline, which is important for available space and financial aid consideration, is February 1. Talk to your family—and your admission counselor—to decide when the best time to apply might be for you. Once you contact us for more information, we’ll set you up with your own personal counselor who will guide you and your family through the process.
The Visit and Interview
Applicants and their families are required to visit Cheshire for a tour and an interview with one of the members of our admission team. (Want to learn more about what the
interview involves? Check out what Assistant Director, Tia Lazarus, has to say!)
We give tours and interviews throughout the week, Monday-Friday, all year round! You may need to take a day off from school to visit, but sometimes CA is in session when your school is out, so we’ll help you figure out a time that works best. It’s always a good idea to visit during the school year so you can see campus life in full swing, and one of our student tour guides can offer you a real-life perspective on classes, clubs, social life, and boarding.
If you are unable to visit campus due to distance or a special circumstance, the campus visit and personal interview may be replaced by a webcam interview. To schedule your visit, you can call the Admissions office at 203-439-7250 or just email us!
The application can be broken down into eight parts: two parts will be filled out by you, three parts will be filled out by your parents, and the remaining three parts will be filled out by your current school. You can find the complete application in our viewbook, but it will also be mailed to you in the admission packet we send out to you once you request information. You can also also apply online. Alternatively, you can complete the Common Application available on The Association of Boarding Schools website. The complete application must be submitted by February 1 in order to receive an admission decision by March 10.
The admission process also include standardized testing. Please see the application packet for more information about the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). The test should be scheduled if you are applying for grades 9 - 11.
While younger candidates can take the SSAT or ISEE, if you are applying to enter grade 12 or a post-graduate year, results from a recent ACT, PSAT or SAT are preferred.
If English is not your native language, you must submit scores from a TOEFL (Test of English as a Second Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam.
As long as your application, interview and visit, and standardized testing results are complete by February 1, you will be notified of the Admission Committee’s enrollment decision on or around March 10. Applications received after February 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.
Remember: Don't hesitate to contact us for help with any of these steps! That's what we're here for!