Cardinal Cushing School

Come to a campus like none other!

School Overview

Located at the heart of our Hanover campus, the Cushing School is home to the Leonard Florence School Building, our recreation center, culinary center for meals and job training, industrial arts center, and a host of 24-hour staffed residential homes for students and adults.

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Academics Facilities

The Cushing School features educational, art, music, and performing arts classrooms, a gymnasium, a workout area, administrative offices, a renovated auditorium, a nurse's office, and spaces for occupational, language, and behavior therapies.

The MarketPlace

The Cushing MarketPlace is a 20,000-square-foot facility consisting of four state-of-the-art retail shops that include The Cushing Café, Take 2 Thrift Shop, Unique Boutique, and The Greenhouse.

These shops are open to the public and serve as a vocational opportunity for our students and adults and a gateway to the greater community.

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Students preparing food at a Cardinal Cushing Residence

Living on Campus

Residential students enjoy living, studying, dining, and playing together at our beautiful, inclusive, campus-style environment.

Recreational Facilities

For outdoor activities, the campus boasts a handicap accessible swimming pool, track, ropes course, basketball courts, playground, and lots of other places to explore, learn and play.

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Town Hanover, MA

School Style Campus

# of Students 98

Residential Option Yes

Vocational Training Yes

Total Teachers 15

Student Teacher Ratio 7:3

Bus Options Yes

Recreational Facilities Yes

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"Cushing had multiple programs to choose from, and their staff helped us determine the best fit for our daughter's personality and needs."

-Jerry V - A Cushing Parent

Programs

Academic Programs

Customized learning that fits your student's abilities. Cushing provides students with mild to severe special needs a healthy environment for emotional, personal, and physical growth.

Vocational Programs

For students ages 18-22, Cushing provides vocational training to help build confidence, learn valuable skills, and prepare for living and working in the community.

Residential Programs

Living and learning together with 24-hour care. Find out if Residential Life is right for your student – where the fun, the experiences and the care never end.

For students and adults, this extracurricular program is a fabulous way to connect with peers in and outside of Cushing, and build strength, skills and confidence.

Our clinical, 24-hour nursing, and behavioral teams will address all of your student’s individual needs and identify opportunities to integrate services into the natural environment.

Functionally based and evidenced-based therapeutic intervention that best meets the varied needs of the individual students we support.

Think the Cardinal Cushing School is the right fit for your family?

We understand that finding the right fit for someone you love can be difficult, and we're here to help you. Contact us to schedule a campus tour and answer any questions you may have.