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Cushing Academy
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  • Private, Boarding
  • ASHBURNHAM, MA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Cushing Academy developed guidelines for the resumption of classes and other activities in a manner that puts the health and safety of our community at the forefront and is consistent with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts guidelines. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A+

About

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$68,300
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)
$68,300
Received Financial Aid
44%
Average Financial Aid
$36,600
From Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders in a setting where faculty, staff, and facilities exist to nurture the optimal growth of students. The Academy’s college preparatory program is designed to ensure a transformative experience for each individual, at every level. Students are challenged to think critically and creatively, write effectively, express ideas persuasively, and collaborate with respect. Outstanding teaching, enriched by a remarkable breadth of offerings, allows students to discover a passion for learning and to build skills for college and beyond. As a pioneer in learning support, Cushing strives to meet students where they are and provide them with a powerful toolkit for academic success. Outside of the classroom, Cushing’s longstanding tradition of excellence in athletics is paired with professional-level visual and performing arts departments.

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Cushing Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
159 responses
Average ACT
31
75 responses

Academic Support Program

For over 30 years, our pioneering Academic Support program has been the best of its kind and is designed to address each student's learning needs through individualized strategies, skills, accommodations, and instructional support. Our Academic Support teachers work as learning specialists, educational counselors, and advisors, preparing students to become independent lifelong learners.

Culture & Safety

Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 27 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 128 responses
  • Mountain Day
    18%
  • Pink The Rink
    16%
  • All-School Handshake
    15%
  • Spring Fling
    15%
  • Coffee House
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Coffe House
    3%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
90%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea
International Boarding Students
35%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
380
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 28 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 28 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 30 responses
Poll
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 30 responses
Poll
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 30 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 26 responses

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