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Announcement from the Board of Trustees

Dear Members of the Cushing Community,
Christopher Torino came to Cushing in July of 2013 and has been our Headmaster for over three years.  He came at time of change within the institution and has shepherded us through some important transformations. 
During his tenure here, Chris has been a valued colleague, mentor to students and collaborator with the Board.  He has brought a deep dedication to excellence and a very real sense of decency to all that he has done here.  We have valued his tireless efforts and his professionalism. 
Today, we are sad to announce that Chris has decided to resign from his position as Headmaster, effective Dec. 31, 2016, as the Board embarks on new initiatives for the Cushing community.  His letter to the community can be found here.  Chris will be available to assist us in our work as needed throughout the spring.  You can anticipate seeing him at Jewett House and around the campus. 
We owe Chris a tremendous debt of gratitude for his work and commitment to our Academy and we thank him and wish him well in his future endeavors.
Cushing Academy Board of Trustees


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.