Cushing Academy

PO Box 8000, 39 School Street
Ashburnham, MA 01430-0143
Tel: (978)827-7300
Grades: 9-12 | 400 students
Cushing Academy, an independent, coeducational boarding school for students in grades 9-12 and post-graduate.
Founded in 1865, the Academy is home to students from over 28 countries and 26 states, with challenging and supportive programs in academics, arts and athletics.
The 162-acre campus is located in a bucolic setting approximately one hour west of Boston, Massachusetts.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild learning differences, Language based learning differences
Year Founded 1865

Student Body

Total Students 400 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Cushing Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $55,850
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $28,000
Admissions Director Kisha Watts


Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
Figure SkatingFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Cushing Academy, founded as a coeducational boarding school in 1865, exists for students, their academic growth and their personal development. We are dedicated to educating the mind, shaping the character, and nurturing the creativity of young men and women. In a community that is academically and culturally diverse, we challenge each individual, support excellence in every aspect of the learning process, and promote active participation in all areas of life and learning. We offer a demanding college preparatory curriculum, teach skills that build confidence, and instill values that endure.

Profile last updated: 09/24/2015

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