Cushing Academy

39 School Street, P.O. Box 8000
Ashburnham, MA 01430
Tel: 978-827-7300
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 400 students
"Founded in 1865, Cushing is an independent, college preparatory school for girls and boys in grades 9 through 12 and post-graduate.
Our beautiful 162-acre campus is located in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour west of Boston.
Cushing is the school that students from all over the world go to get connected and develops curious, creative and confident learners and leaders.".
Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
Cushing Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1865 1910
Campus Size 162 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 400 students 300 students
% Students of Color
15%
20%
% International Students
35%
20%
% Students Boarding
85%
67%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 15 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $42 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$53,700 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$38,450 $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid
25%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $24,000 $21,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
48%
56%
Director of AdmissionsKisha Watts
Associate Director of AdmissionsMeredith Carlisle

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 17 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 42 24
ExtracurricularsA Capella Singing Group, Aerobics, Big Friends / Little Friends, Black Student Union (BSU), Book Lovers on Thursday (BLT), Chamber Music, Christian Fellowship, Community Service, Current Events Forum, Cushing Chorus, Dance Performance, Ethics Committee, Extreme Baseball League, Figure Skating, Horseback Riding, Instructional Ice Hockey, Instructional Tennis, Instrument Ensemble, Kush (Radio Station), Literature Live, Martial Arts, Model U.N., Multicultural Awareness Club, Muslin Student Association, Open Doors,

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • Cushing Academy, an independent, coeducational boarding school for students in grades 9-12 and post-graduate, centers its curriculum around the Cushing Institute for 21st Century Leadership. Designed to foster and develop leadership skills today’s students will need to thrive amid the challenges and opportunities of this new century, the Institute shapes all of Cushing’s demanding and provocative course offerings and directly engages students with distinguished speakers, internships, and global travel. Founded in 1865, the Academy is home to students from over 28 countries and 26 states, with rigorous and renowned programs in academics, arts and athletics. The 162-acre campus is located in a bucolic setting approximately one hour west of Boston, Massachusetts.
  • LD types supported: Language Based Learning Differences and Academic Support

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is The Winchendon School (6.9 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grades: 9-12, PG | 250 students 6.9 mi172 Ash Street
    WinchendonMA 01475
    978-297-4476
    6.99-12, PG250
  • Grades: 3-12 | 22 students 7.5 mi28 Patey Circle
    RindgeNH 03461
    603-899-3325
    7.53-1222
  • Grades: 9-12 | 120 students 15.3 mi222 Isaac Frye Highway
    WiltonNH 03086
    (603)654-9409 x 103
    15.39-12120
  • Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    Grades: 8-12 | 381 students 17.3 mi282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    978-448-7510
    17.38-12381
  • Grades: 9-12 | 389 students 17.8 mi26 Powderhouse Road, PO Box 992
    GrotonMA 01450
    978 448 1530
    17.89-12389
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