College Counseling

When you arrive at Cushing Academy, you may already be thinking about the next step — college — and that’s good, because it’s never too early. Colleges and universities are swamped with applications, and with some careful planning, our College Counseling staff can help ensure that yours will stand out.
As early as your freshman year, the College Counseling Office will help you make informed decisions about academics and activities. We start early because we want you to feel calm and confident about achieving your goals. We’ll walk you through every aspect of the college process - from evaluating schools to thinking about careers and deciding which colleges might fit you best to submitting successful applications to choosing among those that accept you. Typically, all of our graduating seniors go to college, and most have several from which to choose.
The members of the College Counseling staff have years of experience helping students find colleges where they will be happy, can fulfill their ambitions, and strive to achieve their goals.
A hallmark of our program is our accessibility, and we invite you to contact us with any questions. We look forward to working with you!

College Counseling Staff

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Emily Roller

    Emily Roller 

    Dean of College Counseling
  • Photo of Brian Jurek

    Brian Jurek 

    Associate Dean of College Counseling
  • Photo of Richard Roller

    Richard Roller 

    Asst. Direct of College Counseling
  • Photo of Kathleen Ftorek

    Kathleen Ftorek 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Lori Nix

    Lori Nix 

    Administrative Assistant

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.