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October 21, 2021
Several media outlets have written stories and talked about Cheshire Academy’s bold move as the first independent high school in Connecticut to lower its tuition by as much as a third for day students. See the articles and listen to the radio interview below to learn more about the great news.
WTIC 1080 AM
Is private school getting cheaper?
Head of School Julie Anderson and Director of Admission Sara Lynn Leavenworth discuss Cheshire Academy’s tuition reset on WTIC’s Mornings With Ray and Brian show. Click below to listen to the interview.
Bucking the trend of annual tuition hikes, one Connecticut boarding school is lowering its price tag next year. Cheshire Academy cutting price by nearly a third.
“For years, annual tuition increases at Connecticut private schools have kept them the most expensive in the nation. Next year, one prep school is cutting parents a break.
Cheshire Academy, one of the oldest boarding schools in the U.S., is reducing day tuition by nearly a third — from $42,320 to $29,850 — and seven-day boarding tuition by 10%, from $63,600 to $57,250, the school announced this week. Five-day boarding tuition is also getting a slight discount.” [Read More]
New Haven Register
For some private schools, lowering tuition aims for bigger gains
“Cheshire Academy is taking a road last traveled in an era when tuition rates for private schools continue to rise.
Starting with the 2022-23 academic year, Cheshire Academy will join a small but growing number of prep schools that are reducing tuition rather than increasing it. Cheshire officials believe they will become the first private school in the state to undertake what is known in the academic community as a tuition reset.” [Read More]
Cheshire Academy will reduce tuition costs, improve campus
“…We understand that, when families look at schools to send their children to, the price of Cheshire Academy can cause a family to overlook the school for their children,” Head of School Julie Anderson said. “We spent a lot of time discussing this with our peer schools, financial advisors, alumni and board of trustees and we decided that we would take this leap of faith in lowering our fee structure.”
For the 2022-2023 school year, Cheshire Academy will reduce by a third its traditional tuition for day students — from $42,320 to $29,850. Seven-day boarding tuition will also be reduced by 10%, from $63,600 to $57,250.
“We really took into consideration what would be more reasonable for families in our area here, and we still will offer financial aid and need-based aid to those who qualify for it,” Anderson said. “This really feels like we are doing the right thing.” [Read More]
After COVID, Cheshire Academy Plans Big Changes
“…According to Anderson, the changes are designed to make Cheshire Academy more appealing to families in Cheshire and around the world who are struggling financially.
“We understand that COVID-19 took a toll on all of us, and COVID-19 really made us rethink our priorities, which is why we are also changing a number of things on campus as well,” Anderson said.
In addition to the fee-structure change, Cheshire Academy is also going to be adding a variety of new campus additions to help ensure that sports practice and other activities are equitable. [Read More]
Cheshire Academy to reduce tuition
“Anderson said Connecticut’s independent schools have the highest tuition in the nation. “We felt that now is the time to be proactive. We are implementing this initiative on our own terms, from a position of strength with exciting new developments in motion across campus from the classroom to campus life and facilities.” [Read More]