International Alumni and Parent Councils

Cushing International Alumni and Parents Councils (APCs) are vibrant, local networks that help build supportive communities of parents and alumni around the world. Made up of Cushing alumni, parents, and students, they create opportunties for members of Cushing's international communities to come together to socialize, share stories and business contacts, and more. In addition, they can provide assistance to prospective students and their families as they apply to and experience Cushing.

APC chapters currently exist in Asia, where Cushing has traditionally drawn the majority of its international students, and each chapter has designated volunteer leaders and a structure according to their needs and interests. Each chapter organizes their respective volunteer committee, events and communications in cooperation with the Academy. 

Scroll down for information about current APC chapters. Should you wish to begin an APC near your home, please contact our office at 978-827-7400 or email

Alumni and Parent Council Events

APCs may hold any number of events throughout the year, however here are the kinds of events and APC might hold.

Back to School Event (Late August)
– A gathering before students start the academic year. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for current and new students and their families to meet and prepare them for school.
Admissions Visit (October/November) – A formal gathering for the admissions Dean with alumni, current parents, and prospective students and their families. The purpose is to invite and attract students who want to apply to Cushing.
Winter Break (December) – A casual gathering for alumni, and current parents and students. The purpose is to further enjoy the Cushing family.
Headmaster Visit (January) – A formal gathering during the Headmaster’s annual trip to Asia. The purpose is for the Headmaster to provide an update on the state of the Academy and its students.
Spring Gathering  – A casual gathering for current parents, students, newly accepted students and their parents, and alumni.

Current APC Chapters

  • Beijing – Committee: Xi "Sisy" Shen (Parent President) ; WeChat: Cushing北京Beijing
  • Guangzhou/Shenzhen – Committee: Shaoqing "Candy" Zeng (Parent President) ; WeChat Group: Cushing广州-深圳 Guangzhou-Shenz
  • Shanghai – Committee: Min "Amy" Chen (Parent President), Yun "Cherry" Zhang ’09 (Alumni President), Cen "Kayco" Zhou ‘09 ; WeChat: Cushing上海 Shanghai
Hong Kong 
  • Hong Kong 2016-2018: Alice Wibisono (Parent of Darren Hui ’18), Betsy Ho (Parent of Jasmine Ho ’18), Eppie Ho (Parent of Fergus Ho ’16 & Jacky Ho ’18), Hendrick Sin ‘92, Kyle Yeung ‘09, Loretta Lim ‘92, Lina Chow (Parent of Marcus Choy ’17), Michael Ho ‘06, Tyler Chu ’06. WeChat:  Cushing Hong Kong
  • Tokyo – Committee: Mayumi Murata (Parent President), Chieko Takiya (Parent) , Taro Fujikawa ’93 (Alumni President), Hirouki Arita (Trustee and Parent), Tomoo Ohyama ’91, Tomoyuki Matsuo ’94 ; Facebook Cushing Academy Alumni Japan 
  • Seoul – Committee: Youngran Lee (Parent President, parent of Jun Hee '18), Hae Myeong Lee (Secretary, parent of Soon Jae Kwon '19); KaKao Talk Group: Cushing Academy APC

Cushing Academy

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Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.