Visiting Cheshire Academy
A campus visit is not required as part of the application process, but if you would like to have a tour of campus, it’s important to note our current policy. As a fully vaccinated community, we are asking that all visitors to campus be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. If you are vaccinated and would like a tour, please know that masks and distancing will be required for the duration of your visit. Tours will be “tour only”, conducted Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. by an Admission Officer (as opposed to a Student Ambassador). All interviews are currently being conducted on Zoom. Please contact the Admission Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.439.7250, to schedule your visit and/or your Zoom interview. We look forward to meeting you!
How to Prepare for Your Interview
While we call it an “interview,” we think of it as more of a casual conversation. We use this time to get to know each student as an individual. We generally ask questions about the student’s interests, goals, and experiences. Following a conversation with a prospective student, each parent will also have time for questions with an Admission Officer.
Although there are no standard questions, if you would like to prepare for the interview, we encourage you to think deeply about the following topics:
Do you have a subject, hobby, or interest? If so, why do you enjoy that activity? Is there a skill or subject area that you want to get better at? Try to think about specific things you’re excited to learn. For example, instead of just getting better at history, perhaps you want to learn more about the airplanes used in World War I because you are also interested in engineering.
Exit 27 (691 East) to Rt. 10 exit. Turn right. Follow Rt. 10 south for 4 miles. Cheshire Academy is just beyond the Maplecroft Shopping Center. Turn left at the next light into the campus entrance.
From I-95 (to I-91 North)
Follow I-91 North to exit 10 (Rt. 40 connector). Follow to Rt. 10. Turn right at the end of the connector toward Cheshire. Follow for 8 miles. Turn right into the campus entrance at the second light after the Cheshire Town Green.
From Rt. 15 (Merritt Parkway)
Exit 61 (Whitney Avenue/Rt. 10), turn right. Continue on Rt. 10 for 8.5 miles. Turn right into the campus entrance at the second light after the Cheshire Town Green.
From I-91 (North of Meriden, CT)
Exit 18 (691 West) to Rt. 10 exit. Turn left, follow Rt. 10 South for 4 miles. Cheshire Academy is just beyond the Maplecroft Shopping Center. Turn left at the next light into the campus entrance.
Where to stay
Less than a mile from the nearest train station and two blocks from Yale’s Old Campus, this trendy, modern hotel is in the heart of New Haven, Connecticut and 30 minutes away from Cheshire Academy.
Address: 9 High St, New Haven, CT 06510
Off Interstate 91, this modern hotel with a casual vibe is 7 miles from Cheshire Academy’s campus.
Address: 90 Miles Dr, Wallingford, CT 06492
Website: Homewood Suites
Surrounded by several of the city’s most prominent destinations, Residence Inn Southington offers the ideal location for any business or leisure traveler and is 7 miles from Cheshire Academy’s campus.
Address: 778 West St, Southington, CT 06489
Website: Residence Inn Southington
Private Car Service
Airport Transportation: 860-508-4949
People’s Limousine: 203-404-4948
Limousines Plus: 203-272-7712
The Limo Group NY: 203-234-9990
Yellow Cab (New Haven & Waterbury): 203-754-5151
Metro Taxi (Cheshire, Meriden, & Wallingford): 203-777-7777
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