Resources and updates for the 2023-2024 school year are available here


We are thrilled that you are applying to Cheshire Academy!

Below you will find a helpful outline of the steps necessary to complete your application for the 2024-2025 year.

As a school that has enjoyed record-setting enrollment in recent years, the admission process at CA is very selective, so please note the important deadlines and key dates. If you are ready to apply now, start by clicking on the Standard Application Online graphic to the left.

If you have any questions the Admission Office is here to help. Please email  or call 203-439-7250.

Application Steps


We’d love to hear from you. Submit an inquiry form so that we can get a dialogue started and introduce you to what Cheshire Academy has to offer.


To apply to Cheshire Academy, please complete and submit  SSAT’s Standard Application Online (SAO). Within the SAO portal, all applicants are required to submit a student profile, transcripts, three recommendations, a parent statement, and a few short essays. A graded writing sample is optional but encouraged.

If you are applying for grade 9 or 10, please provide transcripts for the current and previous school years. If you are applying for grade 11, 12, or PG, transcripts for all years completed at the high school level will be needed.



Submitting standardized testing is optional at Cheshire Academy. Applications with or without standardized test scores will be evaluated equally. However, for students whose first language is not English, a test of English language proficiency will be required. For more information on testing, please see guidance below:

Students in the U.S

For 9th grade and 10th grade applicants, you may register to take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) through the SSAT website or by phone (609-683-4440). Be sure to list Cheshire Academy as the school to which you are applying. We will also accept the ISEE for 9th grade and 10th-grade applicants in lieu of the SSAT. If you choose not to take the SSAT or ISEE, you may also submit results from State or County mandated testing from the past two years.

For 11th grade, 12th grade and PG applicants, you may submit results from the PSAT, SAT, ACT or State or County mandated testing from the past two years.

International Students

For applicants whose first language is not English, we require a recent test of English aptitude. The most common test our applicants take is the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) which can be done at a testing center or, temporarily for those in countries with public health concerns, via TOEFL’s Special Home Edition test. Visit the ETS website or call 609-771-7100 for more information. Cheshire Academy’s TOEFL code is 8672.

Alternatively, we also accept the IELTS and Cambridge English Exam. If there are special circumstances which make these three options impossible, please reach out to us for approval to submit an online English test like Duolingo.

Interview &
Campus Tour

For the 2024-2025 school year, we welcome you to schedule either an on-campus tour and interview OR a Zoom interview. On campus tours are typically offered Monday-Friday 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. ET and require an appointment. Zoom interviews are offered 8 a.m.–4 p.m. ET Monday-Friday.

Please email the Admission Office or call 203-439-7250


Please call the Admission Office
at 203-439-7250 or send us an email.
Cheshire Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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