Cheshire Academy is an independent, co-ed college preparatory school located in Cheshire, Connecticut.
Founded in 1794 as the Episcopal Academy of Connecticut, Cheshire Academy was the tenth private academy founded in the United States. The school’s Bowden Hall is recognized as the oldest schoolhouse still in continuous use in Connecticut. A pioneer school for its inclusion of international students dating back to the 1850’s, Cheshire Academy’s continually growing international student body and accredited International Baccalaureate Programme further support the school’s educational philosophy to “prepare thoughtful, active graduates who embrace both their membership and potential in the global community.”
Current students at Cheshire Academy come from approximately 30 different countries and 14 states, with a total student body of 370 students enrolled. The school is divided into the Middle School (grades 7 and 8) and the Upper School (grades 9 through 12) including a post-graduate program.