Founded in 1794, Cheshire Academy is a college-preparatory school that challenges its students, who come from all over the world and enroll in grades 9 through PG, to maximize their potential for academic achievement, to discover and hone their unique talents outside the classroom, to become culturally sensitive and internationally minded, and to develop the critical thinking skills, confidence and character that enable them to succeed in college and as citizens of a global society.
Character development has long been a priority at Cheshire Academy. The Eight Pillars of Bowden are the ways in which we demonstrate our core values and basic beliefs, and are represented by the eight pillars that support Bowden Hall. Bowden Hall was originally built in 1796 and is one of the oldest school houses still in use.
Cheshire Academy is a boarding school in Connecticut that challenges students in grades 9-12 and Post Grad to discover and hone their unique talents. This college preparatory school offers personalized learning opportunities like the Roxbury Academic Support Program and the IB Program. Artists can benefit from the Art Major program, while high school athletes can benefit from competitive athletics. Overall, students at the private school are encouraged to become culturally sensitive and internationally minded, and develop the critical thinking skills, confidence, and character that enable them to succeed in college and as citizens of a global society.