Campus Life

Learning doesn’t take place only in the classroom—at Cheshire Academy, it happens everywhere, every day. In all locations and programs, students expand their horizons in a vibrant, full, and active setting; in the art studios, student center, dining commons, and dormitories, on the athletic field, and along the pathways of campus.


Our tight-knit and dynamic environment is rich in diversity. Our boarding, day, and international students become friends, teammates, and confidants who form lasting connections.


Here’s an example of a packed weekend: Weekend Schedule


Our faculty members living on or off campus lend a helping hand to students at all hours, during study hall, extra help sessions, and afternoon activities, and in the classroom. Weeknight and weekend activities include evening residential programming, trips into nearby towns and cities, community service opportunities, “Pillar Events” Community Weekends, special dinners, on-campus activities in the gyms, open library and Student Center hours, shopping trips, college tours, adventure excursions, and countless other exciting opportunities for exploring new experiences and forming friendships.

Mark Kolman

Dean of Students

email: Mark Kolman MORE

Colleen Altenburger

Science Teacher; Associate Dean of Students

email: Colleen Altenburger MORE

Mark Cheong

Director of Residential Life

email: Mark Cheong MORE

Kristin Ornato-Giano

Student Activities Coordinator

203-439-7445 email: Kristin Ornato-Giano MORE

Barbara Wrzosek

Community Life Assistant

203-439-7256 email: Barbara Wrzosek MORE

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