Summer Life Overview

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One of the unique aspects of living and learning in a boarding school environment is the opportunity to engage in the community outside of daily classes. Whether through dormitory life, meals, activities, or trips, Summer Session students build lasting friendships and develop essential life skills in a close-knit and welcoming community.

Our central New England location offers the perfect backdrop for learning, friendship, and fun. The region offers a unique combination of natural beauty, historical sites, recreational activities, and cultural events, and we take advantage of many of these resources through regular excursions. We also plan plenty of fun, on-campus, all-school activities. 

Whether you like sports or music or something else, we also make it possible to pursue your hobbies while you’re at Summer Session. Co-ed intramural games occur four evenings a week and are open to students at any level. Our practice rooms are available to musicians. 

One of the most important aspects of life at Summer Session is our Advising Program. All Summer Session students will be assigned a faculty advisor to help them navigate their time at Cushing. This relationship provides Summer Session students with the support and encouragement that will help them achieve their fullest potential. Advisors touch base with their advisees weekly, and they often gather their advisory group (5-6 students per group) for conversation, dinner, or special events.

Summer Session Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule - Monday through Friday
7:00 – 8:15 amBreakfast
8:30 – 10:25 amA Period: Morning Program Classes
10:30 – 11:00 amAssembly/Extra Help/Break
11:00 – 11:55 amB Period: Morning Program Classes (cont.)
12:00 – 1:15 pmLunch
1:30 - 2:20 pmC Period: Afternoon Classes and Activities
2:45 - 3:35 pmD Period: Afternoon Classes and Activities
4:00 - 4:50 pmE Period: Afternoon Classes and Activities
5:00 - 6:30 pmDinner
7:30 - 9:30 pmStudy Hall (Sunday though Thursday)
10:30 pmLights Out*
Weekend Schedule - Saturday
9:00 - 11:00 amBrunch
10:30 am - 10:00 pmOptional On-Campus/Off-Campus Activities
5:00 - 6:30 pmDinner
10:00 pmDormitory Check-in
11:00 pmLights Out
Weekend Schedule - Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 amBrunch
10:30 am - 6:00 pmOptional On-Campus/Off-Campus Activities
5:00 pm - 6:30 pmDinner
7:30 pmDormitory Check-in
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmStudy Hall
10:30 pmLights Out*

*Middle School students have Lights Out at 10:00 pm.

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