Mountain Day!

Instead of heading to classes on Tuesday, Sept. 22, Cushing students, faculty, and staff traveled north to climb Mt. Monadnock, the famed New England peak in celebration of Mountain Day, one of the Academy’s oldest traditions.
Mountain Day began under Dr. Hervey Cowell, who served as headmaster from 1887-1926. Every October, Dr. Cowell would invite a group of Cushing students to join him on a hiking trip to one of the local mountains. It was during headmaster James W. Vose’s tenure that the annual climb was formally dedicated to Dr. Cowell in honor of his birthday and Monadnock, located in Jaffrey, NH, became the chosen destination. Mountain Day has been celebrated ever since, except for a brief period during WWII when gasoline for the trip to Monadnock was unobtainable.
Mt. Monadnock is said to be the world's third most climbed mountain, following Japan's Mount Fuji and China's Mount Tai. 

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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.