• Cushing

Facts at a Glance

With so much going on, your best bet to capture the essence of Cushing is a visit to campus. Here are some facts to give you a head start on the fact-finding tour (and they’re just the tip of the iceberg…which of course is home to our mighty Penguins).
Founded 1865
Coed Since 1865
Grades 9-12 & PG
Number of Students 400
Boarding Students 330
States Represented 28
Countries Represented 31
Student/Faculty Ratio 8:1
Average Class Size 12
Tuition 2016-2017 Boarding $59,750
Day $41,300
Varsity Sports 23
Junior Varsity Sports 23
Performing Arts Events 21
Visual Arts Offerings 15
Miles from Boston 62
School Colors Purple & White
School Mascot The Penguin
Famous Alumni
Bette Davis '26
Nate Berkus '90
John Cena '95
His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk '99

Cushing Academy Mission Statement

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders.

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.