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Cheshire Academy Cheshire, CT Celebrates 220 years of Excellence in Education

H I G H E R E D U C A T I O N Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah, NJ

At the 220th Commencement ceremony in June 2014, 112 students received their diplomas, marking the end of an incredible year at Cheshire Academy. Entering the 2014-15 academic year, the Academy is thrilled to welcome new Head of School, John D. Nozell, who brings an impressive blend of management, financial, academic and leadership skills to the community during a particularly prosperous time. When Cheshire Academy opened its doors this fall, it welcomed students from nearly 35 countries and 20 states. Admission has never been stronger at the Academy, with success that can be attributed to the Academy’s student- centered philosophy, strong interest in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, and Roxbury Academic Support Program. The admission team heads back out on the road this fall to meet students from around the world. To learn more about applying to Cheshire Academy, visit The Academy has launched a 1:1 iPad program. Many teachers already embraced the iPad, but the impact will now be felt in all classrooms. Thanks to technology, including apps, ebooks, and a Learning Management System, teachers and students have incredible educational tools available to them daily. For more information on our iPad program, visit Fostering Academic Success This past year Cheshire Academy had a record five students qualify for the prestigious American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME). Two eighth graders participated in the Model UN Conference, both receiving honorable distinctions. For more information about academics at Cheshire Academy, including our IB Program and Roxbury Academic Support, visit Celebrating Four-Sport Championships In athletics this year, the Fighting Cats saw victory, taking home four championship titles: girls volleyball, football, boys basketball and girls softball. Softball’s win marked the second year in a row earning the title. For more information about athletics at Cheshire Academy, visit: Exploring Artistic Expressions Visual artists took part in gallery showings, putting their work in both the IB Visual Art classes and the ArtMajor programon display. Our drama and dance students held performances in the Black BoxTheater, while our musicians put on several concerts throughout the spring. For more information about arts at Cheshire Academy, visit It’s an exciting time to join the student-centered school – visit us at :


Ramapo College of New Jersey is a public liberal arts college located in Mahwah, NJ – in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains on the New Jersey/New York border. Established in 1969, Ramapo College grants bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. The College also offers seven graduate degree programs in the areas of education, nursing, business, sustainability studies, and liberal studies. The approximately 6,000 students can choose their concentration of study from over 37 undergraduate majors and seven graduate degree programs in one of five schools. Ramapo College’s student-faculty ratio is 18:1 with an average class size of 23, allowing students to forge personal relationships with our committed faculty. The College features an interdisciplinary academic structure in which there are four “pillars” of a Ramapo education – international, intercultural, interdisciplinary and experiential. They are reflected across the curriculum and in extracurricular activities including study abroad, student exchange programs, internships, co-ops, and service learning initiatives. This commitment to experiential, hands-on learning allows students to push personal and professional boundaries. These academic opportunities coupled with the attentive teaching and mentoring of faculty empowers students to learn actively, attain the skills they will need to succeed professionally, and become lifelong learners. Ramapo College’s commitment to excellence in and outside the classroom has received numerous accolades. U.S. News & World Report ranked Ramapo College as sixth in the Best Regional Universities North category for public institutions. In addition, Ramapo was listed in the February 2014 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine as among the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges , the ninth consecutive year Ramapo has been included. Ramapo College was also included as one of 226 institutions recommended by The Princeton Review in the Best in the Northeast section in the 2014 edition of 2014 Best Colleges: Region By Region . Ramapo is also recognized as a “Military Friendly School.” Ramapo College’s MBA degree program is accredited by the Board of Directors of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business- AACSB International. Less than five percent of business schools worldwide earned that distinction. To learn more about Ramapo College, visit


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