Cushing Academy

39 School Street, PO Box 8000 - Ashburnham, MA 01430 USA 978-827-7010 http://www.cushing.org
Day School | Boarding School

History

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 which 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.

Overview

Region
Springfield MA Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
All Grades 9-PG
Grade Divisions
Post Graduate
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Small Town
Campus Size (Acres) 162
Head of School Dr. James Tracy

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.cushing.org
Director of Admission Deborah A. Gustafson
Admission Application Apply to Cushing Academy
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50 Domestic/$100 International
Application Deadline(s) February 1, 2014
Financial Aid Awarded 3.2 million
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 23%
Admission Tests Accepted
Other (SAT)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $37,500.00
Boarding Student Tuition $52,350.00
International Student Tuition $52,350.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 445
Boys 255
Girls 190
% Boys/Girls 57%/43%
Boarding Students 371
Day Students 74
International
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Ethiopia
France
Germany
India
Indonesia
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Other (Sweden)
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Taiwan
Thailand
UK
Venezuela
United States
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Montana
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 11%
% of International Students 30%

Academics

Full Time Faculty 55.1
Part Time Faculty 3
% of Faculty with Doctorate .03%
% of Faculty with Masters 46%
Student/Faculty ratio 8:1
Average Class Size 12
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Architecture
Art
Art History
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Chorus
Community Service
Computer Programming
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama
Economics
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Ethics
European History
Fine Arts
French
Geometry
Government/Civics
Health
History
Latin
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Music
Music Composition
Music Theory
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Pre-calculus
Psychology
Science
Sculpture
Sociology
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Study Skills
Theater Theology
Trigonometry
World Culture
World History
World Literature
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Chemistry
English Language
European History
French Language
Latin Literature
Physics B
US Government & Politics
US History

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Art Institute of Chicago
Bentley College
Boston College
Boston University
Brown University
Carnegie Mellon University
College of the Holy Cross
Cornell University
Denison University
George Washington University
Lynn University
Michigan State University
Northeastern University
Providence College
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Roger Williams University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Suffolk University
Syracuse University
Trinty College
Union College
University of New Hampshire
University of Colorado - Boulder
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
baseball
basketball
cross-country
cross-country skiing
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
skiing (downhill)
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field
volleyball
Recreational Sports
aerobics
figure skating
fitness
horseback riding
martial arts
outdoor club/skills
tennis
weight lifting
Extra-Curricular Activities
Community Service Program
Dorm Proctors
International Club
Literary Magazine
Model UN
National Honor Society
Newspaper
Peer Tutoring
Radio Station
Student Government
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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  • % of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 23%

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