Welcome to Cushing Academy! 

For over 150 years, Cushing Academy has transformed students as scholars, athletes, artists, and individuals who are endlessly curious and actively engaged in discovering new talents and interests. For example:

Rigorous Academics: Our innovative curriculum prepares students well for college and life by emphasizing essential skills such as collaboration, communication, and global awareness. Widely recognized as a leader in educational innovation, our real strength is in the commitment of every teacher to the success of every student. As pioneers in Academic Support, we strive to meet students where they are and provide them with a powerful toolkit for academic success. Our internationally renowned ESL Program provides 360-degree support, which is tailored to students' needs, and prepares them to take full advantage of our curriculum.

Spectacular Arts: Our expansive and renowned visual and performing arts offerings attract accomplished artists to Cushing, while at the same time, our "give it a try" philosophy allows the entire community to explore creativity and discover new talents. 

Exciting Athletics: With 26 teams in 14 sports, we offer opportunities for athletes at every level of experience, and thrilling competition that binds us together as Penguins for life. In the past 17 years, Cushing teams have won 25 NEPSAC championships in 6 sports. 

Welcoming Community: If there's one thing our visitors experience (and remember!) it's the multitude of friendly Penguins that happily share their own Cushing stories and strive to embody the spirit of our school.                                                                                                                     
Of course, the best way to discover if Cushing Academy is right for you is to visit our campus and experience this extraordinary community for yourself.

To plan your visit, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@cushing.org or at 978-827-7300.

We look forward to meeting you!

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.