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Family Weekend

Winter Family Weekend is Feb. 23-25!

Cushing’s family weekends are a great time for parents, siblings, grandparents, and friends to visit campus and learn about what our kids are doing. You'll visit classes; visit with your fellow Penguin parents; cheer on our athletes; take in a student art show; see a performance, and more.

We will be having an auction during Winter Family Weekend, with all proceeds to support the Cushing Academy Annual Fund. We need your help to make it great! Click here to see a list of items on our auction "wish list." Email Caitlin O'Brien if you have questions about how to donate.

Registering for family weekends is a two-step process.
  1. First, you'll need to register for the weekend, mostly so we are sure to have enough food on hand! 
  2. Second, you'll need to schedule appointments using our "Pick-a-Time" module. Pick-a-Time will be open at noon on Feb. 9. You can access it from your dashboard in MyCushing; it looks like a yellow sticky note. 

Winter Family Weekend Schedule*

(*subject to change; keep an eye on this space for updated information)

Thursday, Feb. 23
  • Parent Connection at Wachusett Brewery: 7:00 - 9:30 pm
  • Godspell: 7:30 – 9:30 pm; Cowell Chapel
Friday, Feb. 24
  • Registration Open: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm in the Main Building
  • Morning events: Class visitation, Leadership Team address
  • Lunch: 10:50 am - 1:30 pm
  • Afternoon events: Appointments with teachers, advisors, and college counselors; Winter Reflections Art Show and opening; basketball and hockey games
  • Art Show opening: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Silent Auction and Cocktail Party: 5:00 - 7: 30 in the library; heavy hors d'oevres
  • Godspell: 8:00 - 10:00 pm; Cowell Chapel
Saturday, Feb, 25
  • Appointments with teachers, advisors, and college counselors: 9:00 - 11:30
  • Basketball and hockey games
  • Godspell: 8:00 - 10:00 pm; Cowell Chapel

Looking for a Place to Stay?

Sometimes area hotels can fill up pretty quickly. Here are a few links to area inns and bed and breakfasts that you might consider for future visits. You can find more information on our website.

In Ashburnham
Within a half hour drive

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.