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

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cheshire academy

Enrollment Resources for Families

We are thrilled to welcome you to Cheshire Academy, an institution rich in history and tradition that remains committed to providing our students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an ever-changing world. With our exceptional academic program; commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; focus on global citizenship; and strong athletic, arts, and co-curricular offerings, we are confident that you will thrive here – learning, growing, and finding a home in our warm and welcoming community.


Note: Newly enrolled families will have access to the MyCheshire Parent Portal in mid-June 2024.
Questions? Contact registrationhelp@cheshireacademy.org.


* All forms, with submission deadlines, can be found on the MyCheshire portal.  Please see below for specific information on Magnus Health and the health registration process. 

July 15

Health registration forms due
(Forms available mid-June 2024)

August 31

Welcome Day w/ Families

September 1

Orientation and Convocation

September 2

First Day of School

Let’s Get Started

Hello and welcome!

As a new parent or guardian of the Academy, you are automatically considered a member of the Cheshire Academy Parents and Families Association (CAPFA).

CAPFA is a great way to get involved and stay connected no matter if you live near or far. We welcome and encourage to explore the various volunteer opportunities we have throughout the year. Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for some of the biggest parent and family events of the year! These events are held on campus, throughout the U.S., and even internationally!

Again, it is a pleasure to welcome you to our wonderful community and look forward to supporting the students and building new friendships along the way.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out by emailing CAPFA at parentsassociation@cheshireacademy.org. 

Go Cats!

Kayla Lipsitz ’10
Director of Alumni and Family Relations

Health Forms: Magnus Health

Complete all health forms by July 15. To access the portal, log in using your Cheshire Academy username and password and navigate the the orange Magnus Health Button.


All forms needed to complete enrollment before the school year begins can be found on the MyCheshire portal. Please see the Magnus Health registration section above for information specific to health forms.


What to bring and what not to bring to campus!

Each room is equipped with a twin bed frame, mattress, desk, chair, closet/bureau, a small personal safe, overhead lights, and window shade. Some dorm rooms are fully carpeted. Most rooms house two students with limited singles in some dorms.

For your bed:

o    Pillows
o    2 Sets of pillowcases and sheets (twin – XL)
o    Comforter, extra blankets
o    Mattress pad (twin – XL)

For your room:

o    Laundry basket and/or clothes hamper
o    Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, stain remover
o    USA-approved surge protector (non-surge protector power strips are not allowed)
o    Small fan
o    Small trash can
o    Small vacuum
o    Cleaning supplies
o    Desk lamp
o    Water bottle
o    Extra storage (i.e. under-the-bed, stackable cubes, etc.)

For the bathroom:

o    2-3 towels
o    Washcloths/loofah/sponge
o    Shower shoes (i.e. flipflops)
o    Shower caddy
o    Toiletries (i.e. soap, shampoo/conditioner, lotion, face wash, razors, shaving cream, deodorant)
o    Oral hygiene products (i.e. toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss)
o    Haircare products
o    Bathrobe (This item is essential as we have dorm parents and other members of the community that live and work within the dorms)

For your closet:

o    Clothes hangers
o    Clothes for school (i.e. presentable academic wear, spirit wear, formal wear)
o    Workout clothes & gear
o    Casual clothes
o    Sleepwear
o    Weather-related outerwear (i.e. winter jacket, rain/snow boots, hat, gloves, etc.)
o    Umbrella
o    Lint roller or brush

For your schoolwork:

o    Laptop w/ charger
o    Notebooks and folders
o    Backpack
o    Pens, pencils, highlighters
o    TI-Nspire calculator
o    Headphones
o    Glasses/contacts
o    Desk supplies (i.e. scissors, tape, sticky notes, paper clips, etc.)

Personal items:

o    Driver’s license and/or passport
o    Wallet (including debit/credit card, other IDs, medical insurance, etc.)
o    Photos, cards/letters, etc.
o    Posters (with Command strips for hanging)
o    Books, movies, music
o    Snacks
o    Cell phone and charger(s)
o    US power adapters

Cheshire Academy is offering students an optional Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Service. This service is offered through E&R-The Campus Laundry:www.EandRCleaners.com / www.TheCampusLaundry.com

Sign up here: trycampuslaundry.com/cheshire

Please do not place an order to rent or buy a refrigerator until you have received your dorm room assignment, as only one refrigerator is allowed per dorm room. We partner with My Cozy Dorm Room for refrigerator rental: mycozydormroom.com.

  • Mini-fridges are permitted in dorm rooms given the following parameters: 
  • Students are permitted one mini-fridge per room. 
  • All units must comply with Cheshire Academy safety standards and size restrictions. The fridge may not exceed 3.2 cu. ft. 

Other appliances are not allowed including microwaves, hot pots or other cooking devices, toasters, coffee makers, blenders, irons, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc.

Also not allowed:

  • Screens or television monitors larger than 32” 

dress code

Our gender-neutral dress code is meant to make students comfortable in their academic environment as well as in their own bodies. All students should follow and meet these requirements as part of their normal routine of attending school at Cheshire Academy. Appropriate Academic Dress is required Monday through Thursday, and Formal Wear is required on Fridays and for special occasions.

At no time at school or at school-sponsored events may a student wear: 

  • Clothing decorated with messages expressing derogatory references 
  • Clothing decorated with messages advocating or advertising violence, alcohol, or drugs 
  • Clothing expressing obscenities or displaying inappropriate graphics or logos 
  • Clothing expressing messages that are contrary to our school values and/or otherwise violate school rules 

All clothing should be clean and in good condition with full coverage from underarm to mid-thigh. Tops must have straps or sleeves. Clothing should also allow students to participate fully in all academic activities. 

Gray dress pants, white button-down dress shirt, white blouse, gray skirt, or gray dress. All students are required to wear a navy-blue blazer with the Cheshire Academy school patch affixed to the left side. A Cheshire Academy school tie or bow tie should be worn with a white dress shirt. All clothing should be clean, without holes, and in good condition. 

Not permitted: white T-shirts, white polo shirts, white sweatshirts, gray jeans, gray leggings (unless worn under a skirt or dress), gray yoga pants, gray sweatpants, slippers, rubber flip-flops/slides, or Crocs. 

If a student or parent/guardian is concerned about school dress or unsure whether certain attire is permissible under Appropriate Academic Dress or Formal Wear, please contact the Dean of Academics, Associate Dean of Academics, Dean of Students, or Assistant Dean of Students before wearing questionable attire to school. 


As we move closer to the start of the school year, we want to provide you with more specific information about our preseason activities for our fall programs. View the most recent School Calendar, with preseason arrival dates.


If there is anything you need as you prepare for the start of the new school year, feel free to reach out to the appropriate people and departments noted below. The CA faculty and staff members listed can help you or get you to the best person to answer your questions.

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