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Visiting Cheshire Academy


Campus Visits

For the 2021-22 school year, we are asking all applicants to complete a Zoom interview prior to scheduling an on-campus visit. All families will be required to wear a mask for the duration of their visit, regardless of vaccination status. All Cheshire Academy safety protocols are subject to change based on state and local regulations. You can download a campus map here.

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 admission@cheshireacademy.org or call 203-439-7250 to schedule a day.

Directions

From I-84

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

The Blake 

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

Website: https://www.theblakenewhaven.com/

 

Homewood Suites

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

 

Residence Inn

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

 
 

Transportation

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 

Taxi Cabs

Yellow Cab (New Haven & Waterbury): 203-754-5151
Metro Taxi (Cheshire, Meriden, & Wallingford): 203-777-7777

Connecticut Tourism Brochure

“The perfect blend of experiences in one perfectly located place.” Click here to view a Connecticut Tourism Brochure.

 



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