Cushing Academy

PO Box 8000, 39 School Street
Ashburnham, MA 01430
Tel: (978)827-7300
  • 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)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences, Language based learning differences
Year Founded1865

Student Body

Total Students400 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeCushing Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$59,750
% on Financial Aid
27%
Average Financial Aid Grant$32,000
Admissions DirectorCatherine Pollock

Sports

Total Sports Offered20 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingAlpine SkiingBallet,
BaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyFigure Skating,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Mountain BikingSnowboarding,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWeightlifting,

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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