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Family Weekend

Come in from the cold at Winter Family Weekend: Feb. 23-24

February in Ashburnham may be a bit on the cool side, but we are looking forward to our halls being brightened up by our visiting families.  Highlights include:
  • A full roster of hockey and basketball games
  • Class visits and appointments with teachers and advisors
  • Our spring musical The Who’s Tommy
  • The Annual Silent Auction and reception

Winter Family Weekend Schedule

Thursday, February 22

Auction Volunteer Set-up
3:30 - 8:00 pm
Light Refreshments
Location: Fisher-Watkins Library
Winter Musical: The Who’s Tommy
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Location: Cowell Chapel

Friday, February 23

7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Registration Location: Main Building
Continental Breakfast served in Admissions Lounge
7:15 – 9:00 am   
Location: Fisher-Watkins Dining Hall
Class Visitation
8:30 am - 12:05 pm

Parent and Student Assemblies
10:10– 10:40 am 
10:45 am – 1:30 pm
Location:  Fisher-Watkins Dining HallStudent Center, or Dance Studio, JRC
Optional Appointments with Teacher, Advisors, and College Counselors
  • Teachers available Friday from 12:30 – 4:00 pm
  • Advisors available from 12:30 – 4:00 pm
  • College Counselors available from 8:00 – 9:55 am and 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Individual advisor meeting rooms and College Counseling Offices
Winter Reflections Art Show Opening with refreshments
3:00 – 6:00 pm
Wine and cheese from 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Art Gallery

5:30 pm Varsity Boys' Basketball (Away vs. Brimmer & May)
5:30 pm JV Girls' Hockey Away (Home vs Pomfret)
6:00 pm Varsity Boys' Hockey (Away vs. St. Marks)
6:00 pm RUST CUP   Home
8:00 pm Varsity B Boys' Hockey


5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Fisher-Watkins Dining Hall

Silent Auction/Cocktail Party – with heavy hors d’oeuvres
The Library After Hours: Auction, Authors, and Apps
4:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Fisher-Watkins Library 

Winter Musical: The Who’s Tommy
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: Cowell Chapel

Saturday, February 24

8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Main Building
Light Continental Breakfast in Admissions Lounge
8:00– 10:00 am   
Location: Fisher-Watkins Dining Hall
10:45 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Fisher-Watkins Dining Hall
Appointments with Teachers, Advisors, and College Counselors
9:00 – 11:30 am
Location: Individual advisor meeting rooms and College Counseling Offices
Cushing's 9th Annual Pink the Rink: A fundraiser for the Dana Farber Cancer Center
12:00 pm RUST CUP  Home
or 2:00 pm Varsity B Boys' Hockey                                 
1:00 pm JV Boys' Hockey (Away vs. KUA)
4:00 pm Varsity Girls' Basketball (Away vs. St. Paul’s)
4:00 pm Varsity Girls' Hockey (Home vs. Choate Rosemary Hall)
6:00 pm Varsity Boys' Hockey (Home vs. Governor’s Academy)
Winter Musical: The Who’s Tommy
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: Cowell Chapel

Winter Family Weekend Auction

This annual silent auction benefits the Cushing Academy Annual Fund. It was a huge success last year because of our parents.

Not content to rest on our laurels we’d love to see this year’s auction exceed all past efforts!

Looking for a Place to Stay?

Family Weekend guests have a variety of lodging options to choose from during their visit. To book your reservations, be sure to call the hotel directly and ask for applicable discounted rates for Cushing Academy guests. 

Click here for a list of places to eat and stay while you're visiting campus. 

A limited number of rooms at the Colonial Inn in Gardner have been set aside at a reduced rate. Just mention Cushing Family Weekend.

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.