What We Do

Students meet with a Learning Specialist four time a week, who uses brain-based research to help them develop academic skills that will serve them well as lifelong learners. Students can meet with a Learning Specialist in different class configurations (1:1 and 4:1).

Who We Are

Students come to Academic Support with a variety of profiles that often include challenges such as ADHD, dyslexia, executive function, test anxiety, and health impairments that impact how they process information, function in the classroom, and produce work. A dedicated part of Cushing’s inclusive community, our Learning Specialists bring years of training and experience to their work with students as they progress through a general education curriculum. 


High School & Beyond

Learning Specialists help students develop self-advocacy, self-confidence, academic skills, and important transferable skills for college and professional life. They also help students apply for accommodations for standardized testing and work with the College Counseling Office to identify higher education institutions that match students’ interests and educational goals.

If you have any questions regarding the Academic Support Program, please email academicsupport@cushing.org.

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.