Student Life Overview

Summer Session at Cushing Academy is a time for you to improve academically, create lasting friendships, and gain invaluable experiences that you will remember forever. We can’t wait to show you everything Cushing has to offer!

Memories That Will Last a Lifetime

One of the best aspects of living in a boarding school environment is the opportunity to have so many new experiences outside of daily classes. Whether you are sharing a meal with a student from Indonesia, riding roller coasters together at Six Flags, or exploring the streets of Boston, you will build lasting friendships (and develop essential life skills) in a close-knit and welcoming community.


Experience New England

Our beautiful hillside campus and the surrounding areas offer the perfect backdrop for you to learn, create friendships, and most importantly, have fun. Only an hour away from Boston, 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 including:

  • Boston Trips
  • Six Flags New England
  • Mountain Day
  • And more!


Home Away From Home

This summer, Cushing will be your home away from home. After a day filled with exciting classes and activities, our dorms are here for you to relax, study, and spend time with your friends. Each of our Summer Session dorms has been renovated since 2017 and consists of single and double bedrooms, a common area, and a laundry room. Each dorm features easy access to our facilities and amenities on campus, such as our dining hall, campus store, and student center.


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Our Advisors Are Here For You

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.


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.


Questions? Connect With Our Director

Our Director of Summer Programs, Chris Roy, would love to connect with you! Send him an email at [email protected] or call (978) 827-7700.