Enrolled Students

Welcome to Penguin Nation

We look forward to welcoming you to Cushing this fall! To help you prepare, we've provided the following timeline and list of contacts. In the coming weeks and months, we will add additional important information and links to this page, so please be sure to check back often. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to us if questions arise.

New Student Calendar

  • Sign up for 2020 Summer Community Read
  • Review academic course listings and submit course request form 
  • Complete health forms and permission forms
  • Complete Student Life Resident forms
  • Select fall activity
  • Receive information for varsity sports tryouts and summer training
  • Review “What to Bring” and start dorm shopping
  • Get connected to your summer community read group
  • Make travel arrangements to arrive to school for your orientation
  • Review the Community Handbook
  • Make sure friends and family have your new school address
  • Ship any items you can’t travel with to yourself
  • Intro to parent group at CA 

2020 Summer Community Read

  • 2020 Summer Community Read
    This year, Cushing's Summer Community Read involves CHOICE! Students and faculty were given the opportunity to submit recommendations, and the resulting list of options is impressive in its depth and breadth. We are excited and confident that there is something for everyone on it. Students and faculty are asked to select and read one book from the list. Students and faculty will be placed in discussion groups when school starts back up in th

List of 9 news stories.

  • Office of Admissions

    Catherine Pollock - Associate Head of School for Enrollment Management and External Affairs

    Dan Morrissey - Director of Admission and Financial Aid

  • Academic Office

    GRADE 12 & PG
    Raja Bala - Dean of Academics

     10 & 11

    David Stone - Associate Director of Academic Affairs

    GRADE 9 & New Academic Support Students
    Dr. Jen Willis - Director of Teaching & Learning
    Academic Office - 978-827-7011
    In June, your parents will receive an email regarding instructions for completing the enrollment forms which will include your course selections.

    In June, the Academic Office will send a link to the 2020 Summer Community Read.
    By July 1 - Send your final transcript to the Academic Office. Final transcripts can be emailed to academicoffice@cushing.org, or mailed to:

    Cushing Academy
    Academic Office
    39 School Street
    Ashburnham, MA 01430 

    Please note, scanned and emailed is preferred.
  • College Counseling Office

    Emily Roller - Dean of College Counseling

    In July, if you are a PG or new grade 12 student, one of our college counselors will reach out to you to begin the college search process.
  • Office of Student Affairs

    Josh Doyon - Director of Student Affairs
    In June, your parents will receive an email from the Director of Student Affairs with a link to permission forms, emergency contact, school policies, roommate questionnaire, etc.
  • International Students

    Dr. Bruce Sinclair - Department Head - ESL
    If you are currently studying in the United States OR attending a summer program prior to starting at Cushing Academy, please be advised that your current institution will transfer your I-20 form to us.
    If you are not currently studying in the United States OR attending a summer program prior to starting Cushing Academy in September, you may expect to receive the I-20 form, via courier, by the end of June.  Along with the I-20 form, you will receive a letter with instructions on how to apply for your F-1 Student Visa.
  • Business Office - Tuition

    Paul Silva - Chief Financial Officer

    For families who have elected to enroll in the One or Two Payment Plan, the tuition payment will be due June 1, 2020.
    For families who have elected to enroll in the Monthly Payment Plan, administered through Smart Tuition, payments begin May 1, 2020.

  • Health & Wellness

    Susan Casey B.S., M.S., F.N.P. - Director of Health Services

    John Price B.A., MSW, LCSW, LICSW - Director of Counseling
    In June, your parents will receive an email which includes information from the Health Center about completing the medical registration forms. 
  • Athletic Department

    Jennifer Viana - Director of Athletics
    Only invited varsity candidates may report to fall preseason.

    July 15 - Deadline for new students enrolled in the school to contact the head varsity coach if they feel they are eligible to participate in preseason. Late admits may reach out to the head varsity coach upon enrollment for further information.

    August 1 - Deadline for invited preseason athletes to respond to invitations from head coaches to attend preseason.

    September 2 - Invited athletes report to campus for preseason.
  • Summer Planning

    Review the Cushing calendar for important dates.
    Boarding students review the "What to Bring" webpage.
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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.