Family Weekend

Winter Family Weekend
February 28–29, 2020
February in Ashburnham may be a bit on the cool side, but we are looking forward to our halls being warmed up by our visiting families. Highlights of the weekend include:

  • A full slate of hockey and basketball games
  • Class visits and appointments with teachers and advisors
  • The winter musical, Into the Woods
  • Our parent reception
Schedule of Events
Friday, February 28


8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Registration location: Main Building
Continental breakfast (then snacks) served in our Admissions Lounge
Class Visits 25-minute classes
Block A             8:30 – 8:55 am
Block AB           8:30 – 9:00 am
Block B             9:05 – 9:30 am
Block BC          9:10 – 9:40 am
Block C             9:40 – 10:05 am
Block CD           9:50 – 10:20 am
Block D             10:15 – 10:40 am
Block DE           10:30 – 11:00 am
Block E              10:50 – 11:15 am
Block EF            11:10 – 11:40 am
Block F              11:25 – 11:50 am
Block G             11:55 am – 12:20 pm 

11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons
Optional appointments with teachers, advisors, and college counselors
  • Teachers available Friday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm (10-minute slots; 2:20 – 2:30 pm blocked for all)
  • College counselors available from 8:20 – 11:40 am and 1:00 – 4:00 pm (20-minute slots)
  • Location: Individual advisor meeting rooms and college counseling offices (2nd floor of Main Building)s
6:00 pm (RUST CUP)                 
Varsity Boys B Hockey vs. TBD
5:00 pm                                        
Girls JV Basketball at St. Paul’s School
5:00 pm                                         
Girls Varsity Basketball at St. Paul’s School
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons

Parent reception– with hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and soft drinks
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Emily Landau Fisher Art Building
Winter Musical: Into the Woods
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: Cowell Chapel

Saturday, February 29
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Registration Location: Main Building
Light Continental Breakfast in Admissions Lounge
Appointments with Teachers, Advisors, and College Counselors
8:30 – 11:40 AM (10-minute slots for teachers/advisors and 20-minute slots for CC)
Location: Individual advisor meeting rooms and college counseling offices
10:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons
1:00 pm                                         
Boys Thirds Basketball vs. Marianapolis Prep School
2:00 pm                                         
Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Dexter Southfield School
2:00 pm (RUST CUP)                 
Boys Varsity B Hockey vs. TBD
4:00 pm                                         
Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Putnam Science School
6:00 pm                                         
Boys Varsity Hockey vs. Governor’s Academy                        
2:00 pm                                         
Girls Varsity Hockey at Choate Rosemary Hall
4:30 pm                                         
Girls JV Hockey at Winchendon School
Winter Musical: Into the Woods
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: Cowell Chapel

Looking for a Place to Stay?

Family Weekend guests have a variety of lodging options to choose from during their visit. To book your reservations, be sure to call the hotel directly and ask for applicable discounted rates for Cushing Academy guests. 

Click here for a list of places to eat and stay while you're visiting campus. 

A limited number of rooms at the Colonial Inn in Gardner, and the Doubletree Hotel in Leominster have been set aside at a reduced rate. Just mention Cushing Family Weekend.

 The Doubletree offers a discounted rate for all visits to Cushing Academy. Please contact the hotel directly.

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.