School Details

Cushing Academy

Po Box 8000, Ashburnham, MA 01430
(978) 827-7000

(out of 10)

Private Grades 9-12 411 students 7 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

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About this school

Cushing Academy is a private high school in Ashburnham. 411 children attend Cushing Academy and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The ratio of students to teachers at Cushing Academy is 7:1. Oakmont Regional High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% %
Hispanic 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% %
Asian 10% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    This might be the worst place on earth. The only people who care are students and the teachers. The administration cares only about money how much they can make how little they can do. It seems like the rest make the place run despite them. If you want to waste your money and your child's time this is the place.

  • (2 years ago)

    We interviewed at Cushing for entrance in September 2012 and it was an odd interview. The interviewer (with the title of "assistant director" did not seem at all interested in us as parents and basically just sat back and we asked questions of him. I don't remember him asking us a single direct question. My son reported a similar experience and felt no enthusiasm for the school from him. I honestly just felt that he did not want to be there (The people who scheduled our interview and greeted us on arrival were lovely though.) Fortunately my son was accepted at his first and second-choice schools so we are not at Cushing. I felt a bad "vibe" from the place.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter and I have had nothing but poor experiences here. Although most of her teachers were invested in their students the administration is certainly not. There is hardly any foundation and the current headmaster and assistant headmaster are rude insufferable and inconsiderate. Fortunately the current headmaster has been given the boot and the Board of Trustees are currently looking for someone new. Hopefully they can find the person to bring this school out of the gutter.

  • (2 years ago)

    I attended Cushing Academy from 2011-2012. After my first year which was 11 grade I tried to transfer however very few boarding schools accept seniors. I unwillingly came back for the 2012-2013 academic year to finish up high school. My experience at Cushing has been a miserable one. I have been made the bad guy by inconsistent administrators belittled and forced into things I was not willing to do. Although most teachers are invested kind and nurturing I cannot say the same for the administration. My unpleasant and miserable experience have been due to the administrators--the headmaster assistant headmaster dean of students dean of academics and counselors have all treated both myself and my father with disrespect and rudeness.

  • (4 years ago)

    Cushing Academy is an amazing school! From their college prep scholastic program comprehensive sports finest art facilities incredibly committed and caring faculty and warm and friendly student body it's top notch! My son is thriving in all areas at Cushing Academy. He plays JV football loves his art classes is academically challenged and supported simultaneously has friends from all of the world and is very happy. As a parent I am constantly getting feedback updates and appreciate the comprehensive web-site with information photos daily news and announcements. We are very happy with the decision to have our son enroll at Cushing Academy. We highly recommend Cushing and strongly endorse it.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is a sophmore at Cushing Class of 2012. Cushing has done an fabulous job with our son who made honor roll gades his freshman year. We highly recommend Cushing.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter is a graduating senior at Cushing Class of 08. Cushing has done an fabulous job with our daughter and she was accepted early decision at Vanderbilt and will be a member of the Vandy class of 2012. We highly recommend Cushing.

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