July 1 - August 3
Afternoon Activities


Students will choose two afternoon electives from a variety of academic, artistic, or athletic options.

After morning classes, we switch gears a bit. We offer academic electives to engage different parts of your brain, performing and visual arts electives to help you flex your creative muscle, and athletic electives to strengthen your body in support of your mind. You get to choose two electives from among the three categories.

Academic Afternoon Courses are offered for enrichment only, and your work is assessed on a pass/fail basis. Subjects include English, modern languages, math, technology, and test prep for SAT and TOEFL.

Performing & Visual Arts Activities have included dance, theater, video and film making, photography, painting and drawing, jewelry making, and pottery.

Our Athletics Activities have included aerobics, basketball, physical fitness, ultimate frisbee, soccer, Tae Kwon Do, tennis and volleyball.

Note: Insufficient enrollment may cause an elective or activity to be canceled, and the courses offered may vary from one summer to the next.
The Summer Session is focused on making learning fun. Our diverse afternoon activities and courses are crafted with an eye toward exploring possibilities, discovering untapped talents, and finding joy in the pursuit of knowledge.

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.