• Cushing


Welcome to Cushing! For 150 years, Cushing has transformed students as scholars, athletes, artists, and individuals who are endlessly curious and actively engaged in discovering new talents and interests. For example:

Rigorous Academics: Our innovative curriculum prepares you well for college and life by emphasizing essential 21st century skills such as collaboration, communication, and global awareness. While we are widely recognized as a leader in educational innovation — such as transforming our library into a digital learning center — our real strength is in the commitment of every teacher to the success of every student. As pioneers in Academic Support, Cushing meets students where they are and gives them a powerful toolkit for academic success at Cushing and beyond. Our internationally renowned ESL Program provides 360-degree support tailored to students' needs, preparing them to take full advantage of the curriculum.

Spectacular Arts: Our expansive visual and performing arts offerings attract accomplished young artists to Cushing, while our "just try it" philosophy invites everyone to explore creativity and discover new talents.

Exciting Athletics: With 26 teams in 14 sports, we offer something for athletes at every level of experience, and thrilling competition that binds us together as Penguins for life. In the past 17 years, Cushing teams have won 24 NEPSAC championships in 6 sports.

Welcoming Community: At Cushing, you'll quickly discover that you're a part of something bigger than yourself and find many opportunities to build leadership skills and to leave your mark.

The best way to discover if Cushing is right for you is to visit and experience our extraordinary community of learners for yourself. We look forward to hearing from you!

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.