Assemblies and School Meetings
At Cushing, we're really proud of the people that make up our community as well as the feeling that we're all part of an amazing whole. Twice per week, our entire community gathers for assembly in Cowell Chapel. Assemblies are used for making a variety of announcements, such as upcoming events, important school news, student accomplishments, birthdays, and fundraisers. (And as is tradition, there’s a round of applause after each announcement.) School Meetings are held once a week, providing dedicated time for reflections from members of the Cushing community, guest speakers, and special performances.
In the fall of 2014, Cushing Academy revived the tradition of formal dinners for students and faculty. Cushing's commitment to these dinners dates back to its founding in 1865. This tradition deepens Cushing's sense of community by enabling students, who are randomly assigned to tables headed by a faculty member, to talk and break bread with peers from around the world. These dinners take place on Mondays during the fall and spring terms.
In addition to our all-community events, our boarding students will also gather in their dorms for occasional meetings. These events help build a sense of connection among the residents of the dorm and give the faculty in the dorms the opportunity to review rules or make announcements about life in that dorm. Sometimes dorm meetings are just for the sake of having fun... and they usually involve food!