July 1 - August 3

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  • Credit Courses for a Competitive Edge

    Cushing’s College Prep program lets you dive deeply into a subject of your choice so you come away with greater understanding and dramatically improved skills. In addition, our College Prep courses give you an advantage for future studies in related fields.
  • “Step Up” to Honors and AP

    Our summer programs are a great way to “Step Up” to higher-level classes. The rigorous College Prep program provides the skills and knowledge necessary for more advanced courses in high school.
  • Competitive Athletics

    Students will have the opportunity to play on competitive soccer or basketball teams during Summer Session. These teams will practice each day in a double elective period and compete against local schools each week. Note: The Competitive Athletic program is selective and will hold try-outs during the first week of Summer Session. Other opportunities to participate in soccer or basketball are available in our Instructional Athletics and/or Intramural programs. 
  • Robotics and Engineering

    Students have ample opportunities to pursue their interests in both robotics and engineering. Our Prep for Success program offers a stand-alone robotics course, as well as the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in STEM classes (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). In addition, a more advanced engineering class is offered as an afternoon elective.
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

    Our Prep for Success program offers classes in science, technology, engineering, and math, also known as STEM. Through inquiry-based projects, this interdisciplinary class integrates the four disciplines using real-world applications.
  • College-level Scientific Research

    Our College-level Scientific Research program provides high school scholars with a hands-on research experience across several disciplines. Students will conduct research in a chosen field and acquire critical analytical skills through the scientific process (inquiry, research, hypothesis, testing, analysis). The course culminates in a formal research paper and presentation.
  • Leadership Opportunities in academics, athletics, and residential life

    Through community engagement and hands-on experience, students in the Summer Session Leadership program will gain the confidence and skills necessary to inspire and motivate their peers in all areas of life at school. In this process, participants will become familiar with the “tools” of effective leadership: innovation, problem solving, entrepreneurship, modeling, and purposeful change.
  • Academic Skill Building

    With study in both English (reading and writing) and mathematics, our Critical Skills program will help you will master the essential building blocks for success. In this process you will sharpen important study skills such as time-management, research, strategies for test taking, and note taking.
  • SAT Prep/TOEFL Prep

    Focus on the verbal and mathematical skills and the test-taking techniques required for your success on the SAT. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for entrance into most American colleges and universities. This course provides you a thorough review of the types of questions that appear on the TOEFL examination, including the Internet Based Test (iBT).
  • Visual and Performing Arts

    Studio Art and Portfolio Preparation - nurturing the artist within 
    This five-week course introduces students to the fundamentals of color, composition, line, and space used in media from pencil, canvas, metals, photographs, watercolor, and oil as you learn through hands-on practice of the techniques covered in class.
    Afternoon Electives
    Visual and Performing Arts electives have included dance, theater, instrumental music, photography, painting and drawing, silversmithing, sculpture, pottery, and stained glass.
  • English for Language Learners

    Our English for Language Learners program includes English immersion, intensive TOEFL preparation, and experiences in American culture. Increase your English proficiency in just five weeks!
  • Trips throughout New England

    Weekend trip options include:

    Six Flags New England*
    Shopping! Copley Square/Newbury St. -Boston
    12 Cinema Theatre, Mall at Whitney Field*
    Roller-skating at Roll on America
    Sky Zone trampoline park
    New England Whale Watch*
    Basketball Hall of Fame*
    Boston Red Sox Baseball*
    Cambridgeside Mall
    Canobie Lake Amusement Park*
    Deep Sea Fishing*
    Harvard Square
    L.L. Bean & Outlet Shopping
    Martha’s Vineyard
    Mt. Monadnock*
    New England Patriots Football*
    New England Revolution Soccer*
    Quincy Market
    Touring Broadway Musicals*
    Volunteer Opportunities
    Water Country Fun Park*

    *There is a charge for ticketed events.

What’s the best kind of summer? One that’s both fun and intense, full of activities and friends, where you share countless experiences together—and where you also achieve far more than you thought you could.

Cushing Academy’s five-week Summer Session is this kind of summer. Students from across the country and all over the world come here in July to participate in one of our dynamic on-campus programs:
In just five weeks, you’ll make tremendous academic or artistic progress while also enjoying arts and athletic electives, organized excursions around the region, and amazing new friendships that will last a lifetime. It’s exciting, it’s exhilarating — and it’ll give you a competitive edge. When it’s over, you won’t believe how much you’ve done.

If you’d like to learn more, we’d love to hear from you!
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Cushing Academy Summer Session

39 School Street
Ashburnham, MA 01430-8000

Tel: 978.827.7700
Fax: 978.827.7087

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy is a coed, college preparatory day and boarding school for grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in and out of the classroom through outstanding academic, art and athletic offerings. Visit our welcoming community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.