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Additional Information
  • Cushing
June 30 - August 2
Check back soon for more information on how you can apply for Summer Session 2019. In the meantime, if you have questions or would like more information about our 2019 summer program, please contact us: summersession@cushing.org

Tuition & Fees

Full Boarding Tuition
Day Student Tuition

A limited amount of financial aid is available--please inquire: summersession@cushing.org
The all-inclusive fee of U.S. $8,395 covers the following:
  • Meals
  • Room (boarding students only)
  • All books and supplies (except art supplies for Studio Art)
  • Athletic practice uniforms
  • Five-week health insurance supplement (boarding students only)
  • Linens
  • On-campus social activities
  • Weekend bus transportation for excursions (The cost of tickets to weekend events and venues are not included.)
  • All-school field trips, including Boston Harbor Cruise
Optional Services
Laundry Service Fee $135
Saturday in Boston $325
Studio Art Materials Fee $350
Airport Pick-up Fee (July 1 only) $60
Airport Drop-off Fee (August 3 only) $60
Issuance of Form I-20 A-B for a Student Visa
Cushing is approved by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service to issue an “I-20 Form” technically called a “Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant (F-I) Student Status.” If you are not a citizen of the United States, you will be issued an I-20 Form for the Summer Session as soon as we have received your enrollment deposit. Use the form to obtain your F-I Student Visa from the U.S. Consulate. We recommend that you make an appointment with the Consulate as soon as possible after receiving your I-20 form.
The application form should be completed and sent by mail or fax or should be submitted online with a $60 processing fee as early as possible. We begin our admission process in November. Applications are evaluated as soon as they are received. Students applying for College Prep courses or Critical Skills Across the Curriculum must include two teacher recommendations and a current transcript with the application. Applicants for E.S.L., Prep for Success, and Studio Art must include one teacher recommendation and a current transcript.

As part of the enrollment process, there are numerous enrollment forms regarding course selection, transportation, suggested clothing and other matters, that can be downloaded and need to be returned to the Summer Session Office by May 15. Within four weeks of acceptance, a nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $500 is due. To ensure the student’s admission, the remainder of the tuition, $7,895 is due on or before May 15. Please note: If a student leaves before the end of the session for any reason, the tuition is nonrefundable.

All payments must be in U.S. dollars and should be made payable to “Cushing Academy Summer Session.” Payments can be made by personal check, online using a credit card, or by wire transfer. A wire transfer should be made in the name of the student to TDBank, Fitchburg, MA, Routing #211370545, Account #9003901. 
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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 exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.