Winter Family Weekend

We are pleased to welcome parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends to enjoy the Cushing experience at Winter Family Weekend.

Winter Family Weekend
February 24-25, 2023

We're so excited to invite you and your family to join us on campus for our Winter Family Weekend.

You'll have the chance to meet with teachers and advisors, attend sporting events and performances, network with other Cushing families, and get a first-hand sense of the Cushing experience.

Scheduling Appointments with Teachers and Advisors
Invitations to book appointments with teachers and advisors will be sent directly to registered families approximately two weeks before Winter Family Weekend. Appointment slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend registering for Winter Family Weekend sooner rather than later, to make sure your family receives an early invitation. 




Winter Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, February 24, 2023

  • 7:30 - 8:30 am — Breakfast (Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons)
  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm — Registration (Main Building)
    Continental breakfast and snacks will be available for parents in the Admissions Lounge
  • 8:30 am - 12:15 pm — Class Visitation (Various classrooms)
    There will be a modified academic schedule on Friday so you can join your student and attend a session of all of your student's classes. (Don't be fooled: you are encouraged to join your child. Many parents report classroom visitation as one of their favorite events of the weekend.)
  • 9:30 - 9:55 am — Assembly
    Parents will have assembly in Cowell Chapel.
    Students will have assembly in the Watkins Field House
  • 8:30 am - 12:00 noon / 1:00 - 4:00 pm — College Counseling Meetings
    Meeting times with College Counselors are reserved for parents of Juniors
  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm — Lunch (Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons)
  • 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm — Family Photos (TBD)
  • 1:00 - 4:00 pm — Teacher/Advisor Meetings (Various Classrooms)
    10-minute meetings will be scheduled in advance of Winter Family Weekend
  • 4:30 - 6:00 pm — Head of School Reception (Emily Fisher Landau Center for the Visual Arts)
    In addition to the Head of School Reception, take in the Art Show in the Maude Bowen Carter Gallery.
  • 5:00 - 7:00 pm — Dinner (Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons)
  • 7:00 pm — Winter Musical (Cowell Chapel)

Athletic Events

  • 6:00 pm — RUST CUP: Cushing vs. Salisbury (Iorio Arena)
  • 8:00 pm — RUST CUP: Avon Hills vs. Winchendon (Iorio Arena)
    Boys' Varsity B Hockey is hosting the Rust Cup this weekend. 





Saturday, February 25, 2023

  •  8:00 am - 12:00 noon — Registration (Main Building)
    Coffee and snacks will be available in the Admissions Lounge  
  • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm — College Counseling Meetings (College Counseling Offices in Main Building)
  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm — Teacher/Advisor Meetings (Various Classrooms)
  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm — Brunch (Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons) 
  • 7:00 pm — Winter Musical (Cowell Chapel)

Athletic Events

  • 12:00 noon — RUST CUP: Consolation Game (Iorio Arena)
  • 1:30 pm — Boys' Varsity Basketball vs. Wilbraham & Manson Academy (Watkins Field House)
  • 2:00 pm — RUST CUP: Championship Game (Iorio Arena)
  • 3:00 pm — Girls' Varsity Basketball vs. St. Paul's School (Watkins Field House)
  • 4:00 pm — Girls' Varsity Ice Hockey vs. Choate Rosemary Hall (Iorio Arena)




Photos From Previous Family Weekends

Flickr album: 2022 Fall Family Weekend | Height: auto | Theme: Default | Skin: Default Skin


Staying for the Weekend?

Here are listings for local places to stay:

Maguire House Bed & Breakfast
82 Main Street
Ashburnham, MA 01430

The Colonial Hotel  
625 Betty Springs Road
Gardner, MA 01440

Doubletree Hotel
99 Erdman Way
Leominster, MA 01453

Great Wolf Lodge
150 Great Wolf Drive
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Clamber Hill Inn
111 N. Main Street
Petersham, MA 01366

Howarth House Bed + Breakfast
81 Ross Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Monadnock Inn
379 Main Street
Jaffrey, NH 03452


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