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Holiday Party and Sesquicentennial Kickoff

On Dec. 5, 2014, nearly 200 people gathered at the Liberty Hotel in Boston to celebrate the kickoff of the Academy’s sesquicentennial year, or 150 years since its founding.

Board of Trustees member Robert Young ’69 welcomed the group to the event and he was joined on stage by Brett Torrey ’85, Sylvia Lilienthal ’40, Trustee Don Irving, and Peggy Lee, who read excerpts from Thomas Parkman Cushing’s will and remarks from Cushing’s dedication. Norm Carey, who will finish his 34-year Cushing career in June, read two poems he wrote that capture the essence of life at the Academy. Headmaster Chris Torino also spoke, telling the guests about how Cushing’s traditions and past will inform its future. You can see pictures of the event here and here.

There will be a number of sesquicentennial events throughout 2015. We hope all of our parents, alumni, and members of our extended community will join us as we celebrate 150 years of this wonderful institution. For information about events, stories from our archives, a timeline of Cushing’s history, and more, visit the sesquicentennial page

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.