Beyond the Classroom
For one day each week during the June Session we step outside the classroom to explore educational destinations throughout New England. These program-specific field trips build on and support the daily work in the classroom. Trips include: The Freedom Trail, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, New England Aquarium, and Old Sturbridge Village.
One of the unique aspects of living and learning in a boarding school environment is the endless opportunities to engage in the community outside of daily classes. Whether it is through dormitory life, meals in the Dining Hall, weekend trips and activities, or extra-curricular programs, students will build lasting friendships and develop important life skills in a close-knit and welcoming community.
Weekend Events and Activities
Classes are just a part of your life at Cushing Academy during the Summer Session. We firmly believe that a well-rounded summer school experience should allow time for play as well as for work, and we continue to maintain a healthy balance between the two.
On weekends, we offer a host of activities to appeal to every interest. For the adventurous, we organize whale watching and paint ball excursions, as well as trips to Six Flags and Sky Zone amusement parks. Of course, the summer would not be complete without shopping trips to Copley Square and Newbury St. in Boston, as well as to local malls and outlet stores. Catch the most popular movies at our local 12-cinema theater, go roller skating with friends at Roll on America, or enjoy the diverse and delicious local cuisine. In addition to these options, students can make trip or activity suggestions to our Director of Student Activities—or as he is better known on campus, “Mr. Fun!”.