As a private coeducational secondary school founded in 1865, Cushing Academy continues to uphold traditions and values that stand the test of time. Our classic setting, warm community, excellent athletics and arts programs, and well-rounded approach create an enriched academic environment that encourages students (grades 9-12 and PG) to thrive and discover their personal strengths.

Students are challenged to think critically and creatively, write effectively, express ideas persuasively, and collaborate with respect. Great teaching, enriched by an amazing breadth of offerings, allows every student to discover a passion for learning and to build skills for success in college and beyond.

We’ve assembled some helpful information to make your visit to Cushing as useful, informative, and easy as possible.

Scheduling A Visit
Cushing Academy is currently not scheduling any physical college visits to our campus this Fall.  We will be scheduling virtual visits and will publish our availability on Counselor Community as soon as our daily schedule has been established.  

If you would like to schedule a visit, we would be delighted to have you. The College Counseling Office welcomes over 80 college admission officers each year. Please go to Counselor Community to schedule your visit. It might be helpful to view the Academic Calendar as you plan for your appointment.  If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Lori Nix at (978) 827-7025.

Cushing is located in Ashburnham, Mass., approximately one hour west of Boston.

When visiting Cushing, you may also want to visit:
  • Oakmont Regional High School (5 minutes)
  • Gardner High School (10 minutes)
  • Winchendon School (15 minutes)

Other private boarding schools within 45 minutes driving distance:
  • Lawrence Academy
  • Concord Academy
  • Middlesex School
  • Groton School
We look forward to seeing you on campus!

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.