Save the Year: Cushing's 150th Anniversary Celebration

Mark your calendars for 2015 to celebrate Cushing's 150th anniversary!
On May 15, 1865, the Great and General Court of Massachusetts passed the The Act of Incorporation of Cushing Academy. After a decade of planning and building, the Academy opened in September 1875 with an inaugural student body of "66 gentlemen and 56 ladies." And, as they say, the rest is history.

Leading up to and during this sesquicentennial year, students and faculty will reflect on our proud history, with on-campus celebrations, speakers and special projects. Alumni, parents and friends are invited to join the Cushing community in a calendar of events celebrating this milestone, including gatherings across the country, our kickoff event at the Liberty Hotel in Boston on December 5, a compilation of remembered stories, both written and oral, the new Cushing Performing Arts Series, and the grandest reunion ever.

2015 also marks the 250th anniversary of the Town of Ashburnham's founding, with many shared celebrations in the works.

Stay tuned for a detailed schedule this fall, which we will post with other celebration news at, and plan to join us for a wonderful year!


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.