Cheshire Academy is a community in which talented, dedicated faculty and staff motivate our students to stretch beyond their comfort zone. We encourage our learners to embrace academic rigor, challenge themselves in their course load, and to try new activities to broaden their perspective.
Developing citizens of strong character is at the heart of what we do and is based upon the eight Pillars of Bowden: respect, responsibility, caring, citizenship, civility, morality, fairness and trustworthiness.
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The Academic Vision: Cheshire Academy students grow increasingly capable of independently observing, questioning, explaining, interpreting, and analyzing the world. Our academic process begins with what students know and want to know, and develops active learners who reflect on their growth and the implications of their learning.
Many students come to Cheshire Academy knowing they love the arts; others discover their passion while attending. All of our students experience the process of creating art and learning to be more imaginative in solving problems — whether it’s in the keyboard lab using technology to build new sounds, the digital photography studio exploring shooting and editing techniques, or on stage developing dramatic tone and movement.
The athletics program offers more than 20 competitive sports for boys and girls, and a range of noncompetitive athletic activities, all focused on skill development and team building, competitiveness, wellness, fitness, and pride in contributing to a team.
The Cheshire Academy experience is full and active; living and learning takes place not only in the classroom, but also in the art studios, dormitories, dining commons, on the athletic fields, and even on the footpaths that wind around campus. The Academy is a tight-knit and dynamic environment that offers a community rich in diversity.
The extraordinary commitment of our alumni, parents, faculty and staff, and friends helps to maintain the excellence of a Cheshire Academy education and ensures that we can remain true to our mission.
College-level reading and writing require flexibility, open-mindedness, discernment, and a willingness to learn along the way. This course is designed around those principles, and encourages stud…