If accepted, families submit a nonrefundable deposit in the amount of 10% of the tuition, and choose one of the following payment plan options:

Payment Plans

A - Payment in full by June 1.

B - Payment of 50% of the net tuition after enrollment deposit by June 1, with the remaining due by October 1. Tuition insurance is required with this plan.

C - Cushing Academy has partnered with Smart Tuition to manage our monthly installment program. With the Smart Tuition program, you may elect to pay the full year’s cost over 10-months; the first payment is due on or before May 1, 2019.

Further information will be provided with the Cushing Academy enrollment agreement.

Need Based Financial Aid

School and Students Services (SSS) is a national financial aid calculation service operated by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). They use family size, income, assets and debts, as well as other factors such as number of students in tuition charging schools, or other allowances, to determine each individual family's need. The Financial Aid Committee at Cushing uses this computation, in addition to the supporting financial documents (such as W2s, 1040s), to determine each financial aid award and family contribution. While we are not able to offer financial aid awards to every family who qualifies for assistance under these guidelines, when offering financial aid the committee meets the family's need, as determined through the SSS calculations. 

Cook Merit Scholarship

The George and Josephine Veinot Cook Merit Scholarship is a competitive, merit-based program that recognizes exceptional day students based on academic achievement, standardized test results, and personal qualities as measured by extracurricular interests, character, and motivation. The Financial Aid Committee will review all day applications to determine a small pool of finalists, from which the winners will be selected by a scholarship committee. 

The recipients of a Cook Merit Scholarship will receive a $5,000 scholarship, with additional need-based financial assistance provided to those who qualify. All Cook Scholars are responsible for fees and are expected to submit the appropriate enrollment deposit. 

Eligibility for the Cook Merit Scholarship is limited to new applicants entering grades 9 and 10.

If you have any other questions, please contact the Office of Admissions

If you have any other questions, please contact the Office of Admissions:

Cushing Academy
Office of Admissions
39 School Street
Ashburnham, MA 01430-8000

Tel: 978.827.7300
Fax: 978.827.6253

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.