Take your summer to the next level!

Explore Cushing’s 5-week Summer Session programs
in academics and arts (and TONS of fun!) for students ages 11-18.

Get ready to begin an amazing journey.
You'll have the BEST SUMMER EVER! 

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Experimenting in Astrophotography

Check out this cool star trail image by Jack XU ’20. To create what appears to be the motion of stars in the night sky, Jack set up his tripod, set the timer, and captured 1,000 shots over the course of six hours. Stacking software then allowed him to combine them all into the single image you see here. Jack, who is self-taught, said he had tried this method of astrophotography in Beijing, but because of pollution, he couldn’t get the trailing effect. Once he arrived in Ashburnham, well, it was a different story! We look forward to his future experiments in photography. 

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.