Student Activities

There is always something fun to do at Cushing. In addition to our wide variety of clubs and organizations, we offer countless opportunities for Penguins to socialize all week long.

Open seven days a week, the Student Center is a popular place on campus to relax and hang out with friends. It’s equipped with air hockey, ping pong, pool, shuffle board, two large screen TVs, and a gaming lounge for students to enjoy during their free time. The Student Center is also conveniently connected to important student amenities; the Mail Room, Campus Store, laundry service, and Student Activities Office are all within reach.
Weekends provide an array of options for on- and off-campus activities, and student input is key to the planning here at Cushing. All students have the opportunity to join our Student Weekend Activity Team, which meets weekly to help plan special events and trips throughout the year. Of course, the door to the Student Activities Office is always open for suggestions and requests.
Cushing’s central New England location makes it easy to enjoy trips to Boston, movie theatres, restaurants, paintball, museums, professional sporting events, malls and outlets, hiking, whale watching, HMart Asian market, Six Flags, and ski resorts. Students can easily sign up for all off-campus trips online using their Cushing email.
On campus, it’s easy to find fun weekend events such as dances, karaoke, dorm Olympic competitions, ice skating, pizza parties, hypnotist shows, obstacle courses, turf nights, open gyms, campfires, lawn games, food trucks, student center tournaments (with prizes!), knockerball, and sport viewing parties.


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.