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Congrats to the Class of 2016

Under a grand tent on Drew Common, Cushing celebrated its 141st Commencement on Saturday, May 28, with a wonderful crowd of family and friends in attendance. Many thanks to artist Will Day ’89, who not only delivered a fantastic graduation address, but also spent several days on campus, teaching our advanced artists and working with the entire senior class on a group painting that was revealed during the ceremony. We wish the members of the Class of 2016 the best of luck and look forward to welcoming them back to campus as alumni!

Click the links below for the following:

Commencement Video

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Headmaster Torino's Address,
with student speakers Rachel Zhu, Ethan Roswell, and Caroline Mattoon (PDF) 

Commencement Address by Will Day '89 (PDF)

Valedictorian's Address by Mackenzie Burke '16 (PDF)


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.