Take your summer to the next level!

Explore Cushing’s 5-week Summer Session programs
in academics and arts (and TONS of fun!) for students ages 11-18.

Get ready to begin an amazing journey.
You'll have the BEST SUMMER EVER! 

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  • Cushing
June 30 - August 2
The application for Cushing Summer Session 2019 is open and online. Be sure to apply early and reserve your seat for "The Best Summer Ever!"
Afternoon Classes and Activities


After morning classes, we switch gears a bit. In the afternoon, we offer academic classes to sharpen skills or explore a new subject, performing and visual arts classes to find inspiration and flex your creative muscle, and athletic activities to maintain fitness and increase your energy level.
Through the application process, both Upper School and Middle School students will choose two afternoon classes or activities from a variety of academic, artistic, or athletic options described at the links below.

For example, one student may choose recreational soccer and jewelry making; another student may choose SAT prep and photography—the choices and combinations are endless!

A note regarding afternoon classes and activities

Students are required to choose two afternoon classes or activities. However, through the registration process on opening day, or by contacting the Director during the first week of Summer Session, students can add a third afternoon class or activity to their schedule.

Students taking a course for credit in the Excel program are only required to take one afternoon class or activity. However, through the registration process on opening day, or by contacting the Director during the first week of Summer Session, students can add a second afternoon class or activity to their schedule.

Afternoon Academic Classes include, among others: creative writing, advanced math, engineering, economics and finance, public speaking, and test prep for SAT and TOEFL.

Afternoon Performing & Visual Arts Classes include, among others: dance, theater, film making, photography, painting and drawing, jewelry making, 3D printing, and pottery.

Afternoon Athletic Activities  include, among others: soccer and basketball (competitive, recreational, and instructional), aerobics, physical fitness, ultimate frisbee, tennis, and volleyball
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Cushing Academy Summer Session

39 School Street
Ashburnham, MA 01430-8000

Tel: 978.827.7700
Fax: 978.827.7087

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.