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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
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Cushing Academy is a top rated, private, boarding school located in Ashburnham, MA. It has 406 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1. Tuition is $57,800 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 99% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
39 School Street
Ashburnham, MA 01430
Telephone
(978) 827-7000

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$41,300
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$57,800
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Cushing Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1340
111 responses
Average ACT
32
66 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 105 responses
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  • Mountain Day
    17%
  • Pink The Rink
    16%
  • Spring Fling
    15%
  • All-School Handshake
    14%
  • Coffee House
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Monday night dinner , capping ceremony
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
406
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
Poll
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
Poll
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Cushing Academy Reviews

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Cushing has been the greatest experience of my life. You're never alone here, your teachers are your friends they are always willing to help. I cannot begin to tell you the opportunities available here nor what you will learn from working and studying alongside people from all over the world. Cushing also tries to promote diversity further by offering a need-blind application process and a financial aid package that guarantees you will not have to turn down your acceptance due to financial hardship! Cushing truly takes care of its students, giving them every opportunity imaginable and giving them an experience they will never forget.
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It’s an amazing place to be! It is a small school, so the community is very small but I personally prefer that. School spirit is great, athletics are great. I play on the women’s basketball team and I’ve loved every second of it so far. The food gets a little repetitive but I think that’s true for any school. I’ve made relationships with professors that have completely shaped my education and had such a positive impact, the staff is amazing and caring and small class size really lends itself to these kinds of relationships! Overall, and incredible school and well worth it.
Cushing has been the greatest experience of my life. You're never alone here, your teachers are your friends they are always willing to help. I cannot begin to tell you the opportunities available here nor what you will learn from working and studying alongside people from all over the world. Cushing also tries to promote diversity further by offering a need-blind application process and a financial aid package that guarantees you will not have to turn down your acceptance due to financial hardship! Cushing truly takes care of its students, giving them every opportunity imaginable and giving them an experience they will never forget.