Cushing Academy

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: 978-827-7300
39 School Street, P.O. Box 8000
Ashburnham, MA 01430
  • "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.".

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    5 Stars   12/17/2016
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Cushing AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18651910
Campus Size162 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment400 students300 students
% Students of Color
15%
20%
% International Students
35%
20%
% Students Boarding
85%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:81:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1516
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$42 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,750$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$41,300$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
27%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$24,000$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
48%
57%
Director of AdmissionsCatherine Pollock
Associate Director of AdmissionsMeredith Colicchie

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1914
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations4523
ExtracurricularsA Capella, Aerobics, Black Student Union, Book Lovers on Thursday (BLT), CA Super Fans, Chamber, Christian Fellowship Club, Community Service Club, Current Events Club, Cushing Chorus, Dance Club, E-sports Club, Ethics Committee, Extreme Baseball League, Figure Skating, Film Club, Instructional Ice Hockey, Instructional Tennis, Instrumental, Kindness Club, Literature Live, Model UN, Multicultural Awareness Club, Muslim Students Association, Open Doors,

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
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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 Mild Learning Differences
  • School accreditations: NEASC
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