Visiting Cheshire Academy
We welcome prospective students and their families to visit our campus!
Whether in person or online, we are looking forward to hosting tours for students and families interested in seeing the Cheshire Academy campus. We are conducting individual family on-campus tours, scheduled in advance through the Admission Office. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-439-7250 to talk about how we can create the best in-person or online experience for you.
During the spring, our campus is gradually reopening to visitors, CA families, alumni, and spectators. Please check with the appropriate department or person before planning to come to campus. Plans for Admission events which include open houses, in-classroom visits, and discussion panels with current students and faculty will be announced.
Health and safety protocols are in place, including required face coverings and physical distancing, as well as compliance with COVID-19 testing. Please contact Associate Head of School David Dykeman if you have questions. Individuals not following these important procedures will be asked to leave campus.
Where to Start Your Visit
Once an online interview is complete, you are welcome to schedule an in-person campus tour. Tours are primarily conducted outdoors, as we need to limit the number of guests going into school buildings. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful campus!
Prospective families start their visit in the Admission Office. Visitor parking spaces are located in the parking lot to the right of the building.
GPS address for the Admission Office:
125 Sheriff Drive
Cheshire, CT 06410
You will have a tour with an Admission Officer or an admission ambassador—a current student at the Academy. Please plan to be on campus for approximately two hours.
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.
Shadow a Current Student After Your Application is Complete
Students interested in shadowing a current student after they have completed their admissions application are welcome to contact the Admission Office at email@example.com or call 203-439-7250 to schedule a day.