Campus Safety

Foremost among Cushing Academy's core values is the safety and well-being of our students.
Campus safety at Cushing includes five general categories:

  • Human threats
  • Fire and hazardous materials
  • Severe weather
  • Urgent medical
  • Plant and property
To ensure that students, faculty, and staff are prepared to respond appropriately in an emergency, the school’s Campus Safety Team facilitates community training programs, conducts emergency drills and exercises, and regularly reviews our campus safety policies, procedures, and protocols.
In the event of an emergency, Cushing employs state-of-the-art communication systems, including web-based alerts and on-campus notifications, with the ability to reach all school constituencies in a timely manner.
In addition, the Campus Safety Team partners with several outside agencies and experts in the field of school safety. These include Allied Universal, Department of Homeland Security, the ALICE Training Institute, and the Ashburnham Police and Fire Departments.
Campus Security
There is a security officer on duty 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year.

After business hours, if you have an urgent matter and need to reach someone at the Academy, please use one of the following numbers:

Security Cell Phone: 978-503-9676
Security Office: 978-827-7065

In an emergency, always dial 911 (9-911 from a Cushing landline) followed by a call to security.

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.