• Cushing
Academic Support

High School and Beyond

Program Outcomes

Academic Support works in consultation with the College Counseling office and applies for testing accommodations on students’ behalf for such high-stake exams as the PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, Advanced Placement, ACT, and TOEFL.

As a result of the Academic Support Program, students will have a greater awareness of themselves as learners. They will understand their strengths, challenges, and learning styles; acquire the ability to use strategies independently and effectively; and gain confidence and self-awareness to prepare for success in life at college and beyond.

Recent academic support student college matriculation

  • American International College
  • American University
  • Bentley University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Champlain College
  • Clark University
  • Cornell University
  • Creighton University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • High Point University
  • Hobart and William Smith College
  • Lafayette College
  • Lynn University
  • Marist College
  • Merrimack College
  • Northeastern University
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Saint Anselm College
  • Saint Mary’s College
  • Stonehill College
  • Suffolk University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Virginia
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wheaton College

At Cushing

The successful Academic Support student leaves Cushing and/or transitions from the program with:
  • Independence
  • Autonomy
  • Self-reflection
  • Self-assessment
  • Self-advocacy
  • Organization
  • Time management skills
  • Reading strategies
  • Writing strategies
  • Math strategies
  • Research skills
  • Study skills
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Technology competency
  • Effective communication skills
  • Metacognition

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.