The 2021/2022 Gateway to Prep Schools application is now available.
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Thank you for your interest in Cushing Academy! We look forward to reading your application.



For over 150 years, Cushing Academy has transformed students as scholars, athletes, artists, and individuals who are endlessly curious and actively engaged in discovering new talents and interests. For example:

Rigorous Academics: Our innovative curriculum prepares students well for college and life by emphasizing essential skills such as collaboration, communication, and global awareness. Widely recognized as a leader in educational innovation, our real strength is in the commitment of every teacher to the success of every student. As pioneers in Academic Support, we strive to meet students where they are and provide them with a powerful toolkit for academic success. Our internationally renowned ESL Program provides 360-degree support, which is tailored to students' needs, and prepares them to take full advantage of our curriculum.

Spectacular Arts: Our expansive and renowned visual and performing arts offerings attract accomplished artists to Cushing, while at the same time, our "give it a try" philosophy allows the entire community to explore creativity and discover new talents.

Exciting Athletics: With 26 teams in 14 sports, we offer opportunities for athletes at every level of experience, and thrilling competition that binds us together as Penguins for life. In the past 17 years, Cushing teams have won 25 NEPSAC championships in 6 sports.

Welcoming Community: If there's one thing our visitors experience (and remember!) it's the multitude of friendly Penguins that happily share their own Cushing stories and strive to embody the spirit of our school.

Cushing welcome page

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