How To Apply

We are excited to receive your application; this is the first step of an exciting journey to becoming a Penguin! Thank you for choosing Cushing Academy.



Submit an Application

Cushing Academy accepts the following applications (please only submit one):

As a part of the application process, be prepared to submit recommendations, transcripts, and essays. All are required by the application deadline.


Submit Standardized Test Results

  • All Applicants (Optional)
    Submitting Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) scores is optional. Please include Cushing Academy's school code (2698) when registering for the test.

    If you have already completed the PSAT, SAT, or ACT, and would like to share them with Cushing Academy, ask your current school to submit your scores directly to Cushing or include your scores as a PDF with your application documents. This is also optional. 
  • International Applicants
    Cushing Academy requires an English proficiency test. Please submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) or the Duolingo English Test and standardized testing by grade (as above). Please include Cushing’s School code (9176) when registering for the TOEFL iBT test. 
  • Mainland China students
    All applications must be verified through Vericant before the December 1 deadline. Applicants will then schedule an interview with our Admissions Team. 
  • Applicants with a WISC or an evaluation of learning style difference
    Submit any testing results as a PDF via email alongside your application.


Need Assistance?

Our Admissions Team is ready to help with your questions and provide any assistance during your application process. Get in touch: [email protected](978) 827-7300, or live online chat.


Admissions Timeline

Spring Enrollment*: Application DeadlineNovember 15
Spring Enrollment*: Decisions ReleasedEarly December
Fall Enrollment: Application DeadlineFebruary 1
Financial Aid Application DeadlineFebruary 1
Fall Enrollment: Decisions ReleasedMarch 10
Revisit Day for Accepted StudentsEarly April
Decisions Due for Accepted StudentsApril 10

*Spring Enrollment is dependent on space availability. Please inquire with our Admissions Office at [email protected] or (978) 827-7300 if you are interested in Spring Enrollment.


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