Parents for Cushing

Parents for Cushing (PFC) offers many volunteer opportunities throughout the year that provide occasions for parents to interact with one another and with the Academy.  The primary purpose of this organization is to promote a sense of community among parents, students, faculty, and administrators, connecting families to their children and the Academy throughout the year. We hope PFC will become an advocate in helping to meet the needs of Cushing families.

Parent Council

Parent involvement is a crucial and integral component of the successful program at Cushing Academy.

Cushing parents are automatically members of Parents for Cushing, whose primary purpose is to promote a sense of community among parents, students, faculty, and administrators. In addition, Parents for Cushing helps with fundraising efforts, assists with parent-organized events and helps inform parents about programming at Cushing Academy. A small group of parent volunteers runs the group, thus, The Cushing Academy Parent Council.
The goal of the Cushing Academy Parent Council is to better engage and inform our parent community.The Parent Council will provide insight and reflection on key strategic initiatives of the school as well as emerging topics of interest for families and their students.
Beyond gatherings to learn about Cushing and education, the Parent Council is building a robust parent community and important bridge between parents and the Cushing community, as well as an increased opportunity to connect with fellow parents, spend more time on campus, and better understand the Cushing experience.
Kim Samson
Mom to Evan ’16 and Brendan ’19, day students, Kim is the PFC co-chair and hopes to help make each family’s experience at Cushing a special one!
978-874-6154 |
Karen Lemieux
Part of the Cushing community for 27 years, Karen has lived in a dorm, worked in the library, and currently works in the Development and Alumni and Parent Programs office. Karen is the mother of Tim '13, Kat '15, and Kevin.
978-827-7153 |

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.