Cushing Academy

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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $65,950
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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Cushing Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute
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School History

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences, Language based learning differences
Year Founded
1865
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
400 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 27%
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
26 courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
27%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$32,000
Admissions Director
Catherine Pollock
Admissions Associate
Dan Morrissey

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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.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $65,950
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Worcester County, MA is $16,235 for elementary schools and $32,075 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Worcester County, MA is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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