• Cushing

Redesigned library opens for students, classes and collaboration

Returning to campus after enjoying a long weekend, Cushing students found the doors to the redesigned Fisher-Watkins Library open for the first time on Tuesday, October 13. Librarians welcomed the open house visitors who eagerly explored the collaborative learning environment, complete with instruction space, study carrels and a cyber café. Students also got acquainted with the Academy’s collection of over 70 e-readers and a number of new online datasources. Says Tom Corbett, Director of Media and Academic Technology, “It was very satisfying for our staff to see how quickly and enthusiastically our students adopted this new library space as their own.”


The Academy believes the transformation of its library from one that was primarily print to one that is primarily digital will serve as a national model for 21st century school libraries.




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.