Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
Students who talk about why they love Cushing Academy describe the way their experiences transform them as scholars, friends, artists, athletes, and as people who are endlessly curious and actively engaged in discovering new talents and interests.
At Cushing, everyone is valued as an individual, and teachers, coaches, and mentors care about success at every level. Students are inspired to push themselves to new levels of achievement, and are encouraged to pursue their passions in and outside the classroom.
Cushing Academy is an independent boarding school for boys and girls that offers a challenging academic curriculum and outstanding offerings in athletics and the arts. The Academy also offers Academic Support and English as a Second Language instruction, and a dynamic 5 week Summer Session program for students ages 12-18. One year, or partial year, enrollment opportunities are available.
Home to 400 students from over 30 countries and 30 states, Cushing is located in a classic rural New England setting, just one hour northwest of Boston in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. The average student/teacher ratio is 8:1 and each year. Included among Cushing’s outstanding facilities are: numerous studios for artistic expression including silversmithing, pottery, photography and glass; a turf field for athletic practice, game play, and recreation; a state-of-the-art ice arena for hockey and figure skating; and a primarily digital library with hundreds of thousands of academic e-book titles, journals, and audiobooks, all instantly available to students anywhere through the library website. In addition to a wireless campus network, every classroom is equipped with SmartBoard technology.