The academic day begins at 8am, Monday through Friday, and class blocks are either 50 or 75 minutes long. Classes end at 3:15pm, except on Wednesdays when they end at 12:10pm. Click here
for the daily schedule, academic year calendar, and upcoming events. (Please note that we will no longer have Saturday classes as of January 2017. We will post our five-day class schedule as soon as possible.)
Extra Help sessions are built into the weekly schedule so that students may seek out teachers for extra instruction or questions. The weekly schedule also allows for meeting times for clubs and other organizations, all-school meetings, and assemblies. After classes, students typically attend their afternoon activities. These activities might be athletic in nature—sometimes team sports, but also fitness classes—or they might be related to visual or performing arts, community service, or an academic independent study.
The Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons is open for breakfast from 7:15 to 8am, for lunch from 11:30am to 1pm, and for dinner from 5:30 to 7pm. On weekends, the dining hall often serves brunch and the schedule may sometimes change depending upon special events such as family weekends. You can view our daily in the yellow block on this page.
In the Evening
From 8 to 10pm, Cushing students are in study hall. Students may study in their rooms or in the Fisher-Watkins Library. This nightly routine provides appropriate structure for completing academic work, and helps develop effective and enduring study habits. Because study hall is an important commitment at Cushing, students are not excused from study hall for non-Cushing athletic events and social activities. From 10 to 10:30pm, students have time to make phone calls and prepare for bed, with lights out at 10:30pm (11pm for seniors).