Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders.

The Cushing Educational Process begins and ends with inquiry. We challenge and support each student through intentional collaboration, feedback, and reflection. Through authentic and complex questions developed by both students and teachers, students gain a sense of purpose in and control over their own learning. They learn to leverage their strengths and grow through challenges; through exploration and imagination, they discover and create new approaches to unsolved problems. By solving problems, answering questions, and understanding paradox, they synthesize information and apply it in new ways. Finally, Cushing students are self-motivated, launching from one understanding into the next inquiry with creativity and discovering new approaches to solve problems with confidence as they embrace and grow through challenges. 

At Cushing, we don’t measure success simply by where students end up. We’re just as interested in the journey that gets them there.

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Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy is a coed, college preparatory day and boarding school for grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in and out of the classroom through outstanding academic, art and athletic offerings. Visit our welcoming community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.