• Cushing
SUMMER SESSION 2018
July 1 - August 3
Admissions

Summer - FAQs

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • My son/daughter has a valid tourist visa. Does he/she need an F-1 student visa?

    All international students must have student visas. They are not visitors, nor are they covered under any of the other possible non-immigrant categories that exist (with a few exceptions, e.g. dependents of diplomats). Students are expected to enter the country in the correct status and to state their purpose for entering the United States when they arrive at the border.
  • What medical immunizations does Cushing require?

    As required by the State of Massachusetts, every student must submit a Physician's Certificate that documents the date that the child has been successfully immunized against Diphtheria, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Tetanus, Measles, Poliomyelitis, German Measles (Rubella) and Mumps. Please be certain to complete the Medical Form in the Cushing Enrollment Guide prior to your child's arrival.
  • Is there a local bank or ATM where we should open an account for our son or daughter?

    We recommend that students not bring large amounts of cash on registration day. Students should not keep cash in any amount in their rooms. Students should place all passports, airline tickets and other valuables in the school safe.

    On Campus ATM
    Students are expected to use their own ATM debit card to get cash from the secure terminal in the Student Center or at terminals off-campus. We recommend that students not bring large amounts of cash on registration day. (Students should not keep more than $20 in their rooms. Students should place all passports, airline tickets and other valuables in the school safe.) If a student is unable to get an ATM debit card at home and has no alternative except to bring cash to campus, he or she should deposit their money in the Student Bank.
     
    Student Bank
    For students who do not have access to credit or debit cards and who have no alternative except to bring cash to campus to cover their personal and incidental expenses, Cushing Summer Session will provide limited banking services through our Student Bookstore. Cushing strongly advises that these students not keep more than $20 in their room. Instead, they are encouraged to deposit cash in their student bank account and may withdraw funds from their account during the bank's limited hours of operation.  The minimum amount of money that a student may withdraw is $20.  If a major purchase is contemplated during the summer, Cushing Summer Session recommends that it be made by credit card or travelers checks.

    Deposits into a student's bank account may be made prior to opening day via check, online, or wire transfer.  Each wire transfer must include the name of the student that the funds are intended for and must specify that the funds should be deposited in his/her student bank account.

    Wire transfers within the United States should be sent to TD Bank, 37 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608.  The routing number is ABA # 211370545, and Cushing's account number is 900-390-1.  
     
    International wire transfers should be sent to TD Bank, 37 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608.  The SWIFT code is NRTHUS33XXX, ABA # 211370545, and Cushing's account number is 900-390-1.
  • What should my daughter/son pack?

    During the Summer Session, students and faculty dress informally but neatly. Each student will also need one formal outfit for the Spirit of Boston cruise and graduation. Students should be sure to bring appropriate clothing and extra equipment for swimming and other athletic activities, as well as for inclement weather. Summer temperatures average 75 - 80 degrees Fahrenheit (24 - 27 degrees Celsius). A complete packing checklist is available in the Summer Community Handbook. Please note that linens are available on campus.
  • What should my daughter/son bring for International Evening?

    International Evening is an exciting campus celebration of diverse cultures. Be sure to bring favorite recipes of traditional food from your country, traditional clothing, as well as photographs, posters, magazines, books, cassettes/compact discs, videos and other cultural artifacts that show what life is like in your country or state.
  • My son/daughter plans to bring a laptop computer to Cushing. How should we configure the computer?

    If your son or daughter wants to connect to the Cushing Network and the Internet, you must have a device that supports wireless connectivity. More information is also available by reading Technology at Cushing Academy in your Enrollment Guide.
  • When should my child arrive at Cushing?

    Further travel information is included in the Summer Community Handbook and Enrollment Guide. Arrival and departure dates are as follows:
    • July 1, 2018 - Arrival Date
    • August 3, 2018 - Departure Date
  • Who will accompany 12 - 13 year-olds on field trips?

    Younger students are carefully monitored in small groups by faculty chaperones who are in direct contact with them at all times. Younger students may not be chaperoned or supervised by an older student. Due to safety concerns, no exceptions are made.
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Cushing Academy Summer Session

39 School Street
Ashburnham, MA 01430-8000

Tel: 978.827.7700
Fax: 978.827.7087
summersession@cushing.org

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430
978-827-7000
admissions@cushing.org

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.

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