Academic Support

High School and Beyond

Program Outcomes

The Academic Support faculty work closely with the College Counseling Office and apply, on behalf of the student, for accommodations on standardized tests such as the PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, Advanced Placement, ACT, and TOEFL. This collaboration provides students a greater awareness of their strengths, challenges, and learning styles. In the process, they will acquire the ability to use strategies independently and effectively, gain confidence and self-awareness, and are prepared for success in college and beyond.

Recent academic support student college matriculation

  • American International College
  • American University
  • Bentley University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Champlain College
  • Clark University
  • Cornell University
  • Creighton University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • High Point University
  • Hobart and William Smith College
  • Lafayette College
  • Lynn University
  • Marist College
  • Merrimack College
  • Northeastern University
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Saint Anselm College
  • Saint Mary’s College
  • Stonehill College
  • Suffolk University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Virginia
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wheaton College

At Cushing

The successful Academic Support student leaves Cushing and/or transitions from the program with:
  • Independence
  • Autonomy
  • Self-reflection
  • Self-assessment
  • Self-advocacy
  • Organization
  • Time management skills
  • Reading strategies
  • Writing strategies
  • Math strategies
  • Research skills
  • Study skills
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Technology competency
  • Effective communication skills
  • Metacognition

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.