Cushing Academy

Ashburnham
, MA
Location
Post-Graduate (Grades 9-12; PG)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Co-Ed
Gender
390
Students
93%
Boarding
Informal
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
24
Sports
1865
Year Founded

Description

Cushing Academy is recognized as a unique educational setting whose faculty, staff, and facilities nurture the optimal growth of students with a range of talents, abilities, and interests. Our community-oriented environment is supportive and diverse, promoting and valuing intellectual challenges and emphasizing the arts, athletics, and cultural competence.

Unique Characteristics

Academic Support – Cushing was an early leader in Academic Support, and the Academic Support program is central to the Academy’s ethos as an inclusive community. The support we offer is unique and holistic. Our experienced specialists assist students with a variety of learning differences (including but not limited to ADHD, dyslexia, executive function, test anxiety, and health impairments) in a way that allows them to fully integrate with the full Cushing experience.

Visual and Performing Arts — Cushing offers extensive programs in both visual and performing arts led by professionally trained and practicing artists. Whether drawn to the stage, the studio, or the practice room, students have the freedom to rigorously explore their creative side at Cushing with both academic and extracurricular opportunities. 

Athletics — Featuring 36 teams in 13 sports, Cushing Academy offers outstanding athletic opportunities for both high-performing athletes and those new to competitive athletics. With excellent facilities, two on-staff athletic trainers, and a roster of seasoned coaches, Cushing has claimed 25 NEPSAC championships in the last 17 years. 40% of senior varsity athletes go on to play in college and 50+ Cushing athletes have been drafted or gone pro. Wherever you are as a student-athlete, coming to Cushing Academy will bring your game to the next level.

College Matriculation These are the handful of schools or colleges where students have most frequently matriculated.

Academics

Semesters
Schedule
ESL Programs
Summer Programs
No Saturday Classes

Admissions

SSAT Required
January Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
Gateway
SSAT SAO
School-Specific

Student Body

390
Students
Co-Ed
Gender
Boarding
0%
International
0%
Students
of Color
0%
International Students From The countries with the largest number of students at the school.
China, Mexico, Korea, Brazil, Spain, Kazakhstan, Germany, Switzerland, Serbia, Indonesia, Russia, Vietnam.

Location

Address39 School Street Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430
Nearby Airports

International: Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

Domestic: Worcester Regional Airport (ORH); Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

Campus Size162 Acres

Contact Information

Tyler Hart
Admissions Director
Catherine Pollock, Associate Head of School
Head of School
978-827-7300
Phone