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  • Cushing
June 30 - August 2
The application for Cushing Summer Session 2019 is open and online. Be sure to apply early and reserve your seat for "The Best Summer Ever!"



Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees
Full Boarding Tuition
Day Student Tuition
Required Activity Fee

A limited amount of financial aid is available--please inquire: summersession@cushing.org
The tuition and required fee cover the following:
  • All morning program classes and workshops 
  • All afternoon classes and activities
  • All Meals
  • Furnished dormitory room (boarding students only)
  • All books and supplies (additional fee for Studio Art supplies)
  • Athletic practice uniforms
  • Five-week health insurance supplement (boarding students only)
  • Linens (boarding students only)
  • On-campus social and athletic activities
  • Bus transportation for all off-campus activities, events, and excursions 
  • Educational field trips and the Boston Harbor Cruise
*Note: ticket charges for weekend trips not included
Optional Services
Laundry Service Fee $140
Saturday in Boston $325
Studio Art Materials Fee (Express & Create Students only) $350
Airport Pick-up Fee (June 30 only) $60
Airport Drop-off Fee (August 2 only) $60
Issuance for Form I-20 for 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 online application form, along with the $60 processing fee, should be completed and submitted as early as possible (contact us if you would like a paper copy of the application). We begin our admission process in November. Applications are evaluated as soon as they are received. Students applying for the Excel or Connect program must include two teacher recommendations and a current transcript with the application. Applicants for the Immerse, Express, Explore, or Create programs 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 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.