Family Weekend

Fall Family Weekend: October 18-19
Please join us for Fall Family Weekend!

Is there anything more quintessentially New England that autumn at Cushing Academy?
Enjoy the games, performances, events, receptions, class visits, and appointments with teachers and advisors, that make this weekend such a highlight of the academic year at Cushing!
Fall Family Weekend 2019 Schedule
Friday, October 18
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Main Building
Continental breakfast transitioning to snacks for families in admissions lounge
7:00 - 8:30 am
Fisher-Watkins Dining Common
Class Visitations:
8:30 am- 1:00 pm
Family Assembly
10:00 - 10:25 am
Cowell Chapel
Student Assembly
10:00 - 10:25 am
Heslin Gymnasium
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Fisher - Watkins Dining Commons
Appointments with College Counselors (Senior and PG parents)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 12:30 - 4:00 pm
College Counseling Office
Appointments with Teachers and Advisors
1:00 - 4:30 pm (10 min meetings)
Various classrooms
Parent and Guests Reception at the home of the Head of School
4:30 -6:30 pm
Jewett House
Please join us for cocktails and appetizers
Athletic Games
5:00 pm              Boys Varsity Soccer vs. St. Paul’s School (HOME)
7:30 pm              Boys Varsity Football vs. Tilton (HOME)
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons
Performing Arts Showcase
8:00 pm
The performance spaces of the JRC
Lower level

Saturday, October 19

8:30 - 10:30 am
Main Building
Continental breakfast and snacks for families in admissions lounge
10:00 am -1:00 pm
Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons
College Counseling Workshops
9:00 - 11:00 am (General presentation divided by upper and lower classes)
Fisher-Watkins Library
General presentation: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Topics of Interest: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Topics Include: Athletics, Applying as an artist. Applying as a student with learning differences.
Appointments with Teachers and Advisors
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Various classrooms
Athletic Games
1:30 pm              Boys Thirds Soccer vs. Groton School (HOME)
3:00 pm              Varsity Field Hockey vs. St. Paul’s School (HOME)
3:00 pm              Boys JV Soccer vs. St. Paul’s School (HOME)
3:00 pm              Girls JV Soccer vs. St. Paul’s School (HOME)
3:15 pm              Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Wilbraham & Monson (HOME)
5:00 pm              Girls Varsity Soccer vs. St. Paul’s School (HOME)
Fall Fun Fest
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Fall snacks will be offered in front of the Main Building. We hope you’ll stay, enjoy some classic fall snacks and cheer on our Penguin athletes.

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.

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.