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Student Life

Life at Cushing

For many of our students—residential or day—life at a school like Cushing can be both exciting and a little daunting. Our students face the same pressures that all high school students do—studying, friendships, and fitting in—but many also have the added problem of wondering how they will survive far from their homes and families.

It is against that backdrop that we have created a remarkable support system at the Academy. Our students have access to many different adults whose main focus is looking out for their well-being. This group of adults includes advisors, coaches, teachers, and administrators. On their good days, our students will find someone who understands their joy. On tough ones, someone will always be willing to listen or help. Of course, this benefits all of our students—boarding and day alike.

Many of our students wonder how they will meet people and make friends. At Cushing, we provide many opportunities to get to know fellow Penguins. When you come to Cushing, you’ll make friends with the people who live in your residence hall, and others you will meet in class. You’ll meet new people in your afternoon activities, whether you’re practicing with your team, rehearsing on stage, or just joining a pick-up soccer game. Wherever you go, the pervasive spirit of collaboration will astonish you—and the support you receive will empower you to seek new experiences, assume new responsibilities, and stretch your skills to the utmost.

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.