• Cushing
July 1 - August 3


Ready to Turn Up The Heat on Your Learning?

If an academic challenge excites you, then the excellence and variety of our academic programs are a sure draw. At Cushing’s Summer Session, four hours of class in the morning (five hours for College Prep participants) ensure that you leave the Summer Session better prepared for the upcoming school year than you have ever been.
Academic Programs for Ages 12-13, rising 7th and 8th graders:
Prep for Success - a bridge to high school
Prep for Success is a five-week program giving students the confidence and skills necessary to meet their academic success for the future.
Core Courses:
Literature & Writing
English as a Second Language

Academic Programs for Ages 14-18, rising 9th through 12th graders:
College Prep - stepping up to challenges for college
College prep is a rigorous five-week program which prepares students to meet the challenges of college-level curriculum confidently and successfully. We offer a wide range of courses in English, mathematics, science, history, scientific research, and college advising. Each class meets five hours per day, five days a week for five weeks.
Critical Skills Across the Curriculum: In English, mathematics and study techniques - the art of learning
A five-week program focusing on the development of reading, writing, and mathematic skills. Study, organizational and learning strategies, as well as appropriate use of technology are woven into the curriculum.
English as a Second Language (ESL) - a world-class program offering individual attention
Recognized throughout the world for its excellence, Cushing's five-week ESL program is highly recommended for students who plan to continue their education in the United States.

Academic Programs for Ages 13-18, rising 8th through 12th graders:
Studio Art and Portfolio Preparation - nurturing the artist within
This five-week course introduces you to the fundamentals of color, composition, line, and space used in media from pencil, charcoal, metals, ceramics, acrylics, and watercolor as you learn through hands-on practice of the techniques covered in class.

Afternoon Courses and Activities for All Students
Afternoon electives are offered for enrichment only, and your work is assessed on a pass/fail basis.
Academic Courses - expanding learning opportunities
Performing & Visual Arts Activities - flexing your creative muscle
Athletic Activities - strengthening your body to support your mind
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Cushing Academy Summer Session

39 School Street
Ashburnham, MA 01430-8000

Tel: 978.827.7700
Fax: 978.827.7087

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.