Pinkerton Academy is distinguished among high schools for its blend of modern and historic facilities. Click here for a virtual tour of Pinkerton.

If you are considering attending Pinkerton Academy, tours are offered every Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. from the Visitor's Center, 19 North Main Street, Derry, NH 03038.

To arrange a tour, please email us

by clicking here.

Financial Aid Workshop

Attention Seniors and Parents/Guardians of Seniors: Please come to the upcoming Financial Aid workshop on Monday, November 30 in the Stockbridge Theatre from 6:30-8:00 PM

This is a perfect opportunity to learm more about the FAFSA form, how and when you can receive assistance in filling out the FAFSA form  and obtain more information on other aspects of the financial aid process. 

This is a very informative evening sponsored by NHHEAF and Pinkerton Academy's School Counseling Department. We hope to see many of you!

Interested in Honors and Advanced Placement?

Are you interested in finding out about Honors and Advanced Placement courses offered at Pinkerton, as well the Honors Diploma Program?  If so, come to the informational meeting on Tuesday December 1st at 6:30 PM in the Academy Building Café.

Class of 2017 Food Drive

A message from the Class of 2017

Before heading out for Thanksgiving break, the Class of 2017 would like to extend an enormous thank you to all who helped make their food drive a success! We had many departments come together, as well as individual faculty and staff members from across campus reach out to help this year. 

The Class of 2017 was able to collect 1,994 non-perishable items in a little over a week. They filled two trucks to the brim to bring over to the Upper Room to help Pinkerton families and those in the Pinkerton sending town area. The class was also able to donate $300 towards helping purchase food in the future. This will help feed 30-40 families this holiday season, not just Thanksgiving! 

The generosity displayed by students, faculty, and staff was incredible! Thank you all so much for everything you've done to help and please extend our gratitude to your students if they were in a Freshman Seminar or US History class which participated! 

Classroom Spotlight: Social Studies

Freshmen in this year's American Government classes didn't have to wait long to get a real, live taste of the political process. Spread across three trips this fall, all students in the freshmen level class traveled to Boston, MA and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute to participate in a Senate Immersion Module program.

Click here to read more!

Girls' Soccer Ranked 17th Nationally by NSCAA

Fresh off the first state championship in the program's history, the Pinkerton girls' soccer team was ranked as the 17th best team nationally in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll.

Congratulations on an amazing season!

USA TODAY/NSCAA Super 25 Fall Girls - National - November 17, 2015

Community Service News

It is a busy time of year for the many Pinkerton students that are active in our community. As events, iniatives, and various drives come up, look for updates on our site!

DECA Clothing Drive - All items will be donated to Catie's Closet - a non profit that provides students in the northeast clothing to succeed in school. Donations collected at Campus Corner and you will receive a free gift when donating!

If you know of a community service initiative that should be advertised here, please contact Mr. Geary

Pinkerton Student to Participate in US Finals of International German Olympics

Junior Rebekah Arruda will be competing in the US finals of the International German Olympics. The first round of the competition was an internet based challenge consisting of five sections over five days. Students were tested on culture, listening comprehension, creative writing, speaking ability and general knowledge of the language.

Rebekah finished in the top seven in her level (advanced beginner) and is one of 14 students overall who qualified for the finals. She will be in Chicago on December 5-6 to compete for a chance to represent the US in Germany later in the school year.

The International German Olympics is sponsored by the Goethe Institute, a German language and culture institute that promotes language learning and awareness of Germany in dozens of countries around the world.

Rebekah is currently enrolled in German 3A at Pinkerton.

Vex Robotics Sweeps Second Competition of the Season

The PA Vex Robotics club had its second competition of the season Saturday, November 14 at Kennett School in North Conway, NH. PA accounted for six teams out of the 37 that attended.

To read a full account of the competition, please click below. Thanks to Mr. Biron for putting together the recap!

Vex Competition Recap

Yearbook Senior Bios

Seniors can use their Pinkerton issued Google accounts to edit their senior bio for the yearbook. It's a big part of the senior section and we need your help!

If you haven't used your Pinkerton account = please see the form below for complete instructions.

If you have further questions, please contact Mr. Cain or Mrs. Mitchell.

Yearbook Seniors Bios Form

Pinkerton Academy Boys' Basketball Alumni Game

Pinkerton Academy Boys' Basketball is hosting an Alumni game on Saturday, November 28 at 6:00 pm. The team will also be collecting canned and other non-perishable good for the Derry Food Pantry.

For complete details, please click on the form below.

Thanksgiving Weekend Alumni Game


Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week!

Maison D'Amelio - Sophomore: Girls' Cross Country

Maison helped the Astros to their 4th place finish at the New England Championships with a great race finishing 29th overall and 9th for those from NH. She had a time of19:57









Thomas Hanlon - Senior: Boys' Cross Country

Tom was able to execute his race plan flawlessly giving him a time of 17.06. This allowed Tom to finished 42nd overall at the New England Championships, helping the Astros reach 2nd in all of New England.

Delivery of Underclassmen Pictures

Mark Lawrence Photographers will be distributing underclassmen photo packages on Thursday, Nov. 19, during lunch periods in the underclassmen cafeteria and the freshman cafeteria.

Re-take photos will be taken on Thursday, Dec. 3, in the Stockbridge Theatre from 8:00-12:15.


Stockbridge Theatre Announces Scholarships for APAP Conference

This year, the Stockbridge Theatre has scholarship funding available to send two current Pinkerton Academy students to the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference in New York on January 15-17, 2016. These students will be accompanied by two members of the Pinkerton faculty and one Associate Dean. This delegation’s goal will be to meet with agents and scout artists for inclusion in future seasons at the Stockbridge.

This scholarship funding includes conference registration fees, travel, lodging, meals, and tickets to multiple performances. Eligible candidates must have completed their freshman year at Pinkerton and must, at a minimum, be passing all of their current courses at the time of application submission. Prior to awarding the scholarships, parents/guardians will be contacted to confirm consent.

Applications are due by December 1, 2015 and any applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

To start your application, please click here.

Club and Organization Yearbook Photos

Mark Lawrence Photographers will be on campus next week to take Club and Organization photos for the Yearbook. Photos will be taken over two days -- Tuesday (11/17) and Wednesday (11/18) -- in the Field House. To ensure things move along as scheduled, please see the document below to find out when your club or organization is schedule.

To view the schedule, please click here.


Photography Club Annual Calendar Sale

The Pinkerton Academy Photography Club has put together their annual calendar and sales are running from now until Christmas vacation. As always, the calendar is filled with photos taken by our talented students. A few samples can be seen on the left. You can buy your own 2016 calendars for $10!

If you are interested in buying a calender, please contact:

Wendy Root:


Heidi Parenti:


Online Cap and Gown Measurements for Seniors

Seniors, Cap and Gown online measurements.  We have a new online system for students to submit their cap and gown measurements.  There is "NO"charge for cap, tassel, and gowns as it is covered in your senior dues.  We would like to roll out this new program immediately.  The logon information is below.

1) Log on to:


2) Follow the information entry steps

ANNOUNCEMENT: Parking at Hood Commons and Fieldstone Terrace

Pinkerton Art Teacher Re-appointed to Prestigious Advisory Board

The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire announced earlier this month that Pinkerton art teacher Michael Gooden has been re-appointed to the Advisory Board for the 13th consecutive year.

"The Advisory Board consists of highly respected art educators who are members of the New Hampshire Art Educators' Association. These professionals volunteer their time, energy and expertise to foster and encourage student artistic achievement...

...In accepting his appointment to the Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire Advisory Board, Mike will make a significant contribution to art education in New Hampshire."

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Gooden and thanking him for all he does -- not only for Pinkerton students, but students around the state!

For more information about the Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire, click here.

FFA Competes at Deerfield Fair

Approximately sixty students from Forestry, Vet Tech Animal Science, and Environmental Studies represented Pinkerton Academy at the Deerfield Fair on October 2nd. Pinkerton’s FFA chapter was established in 1933 and has been promoting premier leadership through agriculture education and competing at the Deerfield Fair most of the eighty-two years since!

Click here to read more!

2015-16 Ski Club Information

Don't look now, but snow season is just around the corner! If you're intested in skiing or riding with the Pinkerton Ski Club, please visit their home page for all of the information you'll need for 2015-16. Registration opens on October 25th.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

As stated by their website, the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program:

" the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service...The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities."

Students may apply to win a $1,000 and a trip to Washington D.C. next May. If you are interested in learning more about the program and sending in an application, please view the links below. If you have additional questions, please contact Mr. Konstant in the Shepard Office.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards homepage

How to apply

Parent Ads for 2016 Critic

Attention Class of 2016 Parents:

Parent ads are a wonderful way to celebrate your children's success and to express sentiments of inspiration for the next stage of their life's journey.

Below, you'll find a link to a parent ad flyer with details about pricing and the web link to Jostens Ad service where you can create a personalized ad for your son or daughter. The ad you design will appear with other parent ads and local business ads in the 2016 Critic.

Within the next few days, the seniors will also receive the flyer in their English class. Please consider placing an ad to celebrate your child's accomplishments and to help defray the cost of the yearbook.

If you have any questions, please contact Tim Cain, yearbook adviser, at

Parent Ad Flyer

Share Your Pictures With The Critic!


Help capture the people, places, and moments of Pinkerton throughout 2015-2016!

The Critic wants pictures from parents and students! Share your shots of school events, activities, and sports on ReplayIt. Just go to; then register with your e-mail address and the password Astros2016.

By posting your pictures, you'll give the yearbook staff potentially thousands of pictures to use in the 2016 edition of The Critic! Our mission is to tell Y(OUR) STORY.

Upperclassmen: Back to School Information Available Here and Via Aspen

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome you back for the 200th academic year at Pinkerton. The first day of classes for upperclassmen is set for August 26.

As you may know, while our founding was in 1814, our doors opened to students for the first time in 1815. Our school, and the countless incredible students who have passed through its halls, have accomplished so much since then. We hope you are as excited as we are to begin the next 200 years of excellence at Pinkerton!

Note: Health forms need to be returned before the start of school to: Pinkerton Health Services, 5 Pinkerton Street, Derry, NH 03038. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school at (603) 437-5200.


Welcome letter from Headmaster Morse
Welcome letter from the Dean of Students, Mr. Ahrens
Health Form (Time-sensitive, please return to the Health Office before the start of school.)
Astro Highlights (Includes FAQ and upcoming dates)
Clubs and Organizations
Bell Schedule
Mum Sale

Welcome back from CTE
Class of 2018 Newsletter

FAQ Free and reduced lunch

My School Bucks

Free and reduced lunch application and instructions


Welcome letter from Headmaster Morse
Welcome letter from the Dean of Students, Mr. Ahrens
Health Form (Time-sensitive, please return to the Health Office before the start of school.)
Astro Highlights (Includes FAQ and upcoming dates)
Clubs and Organizations
Bell Schedule
Mum Sale
Class of 2017 Newsletter

Class of 2017 School Counseling Newsletter
T-shirt sale
5K race

FAQ Free and reduced lunch

My School Bucks

Free and reduced lunch application and instructions

Welcome letter from Headmaster Morse
Welcome letter from the Dean of Students, Mr. Ahrens
Health Form (Time-sensitive, please return to the Health Office before the start of school.)
Astro Highlights (Includes FAQ and upcoming dates)
Clubs and Organizations
Bell Schedule
Mum Sale

Class of 2016 Newsletter
Class of 2016 School Counseling Newsletter
Parking Permit Application (Issued on Thursday, August 20 in the Senior Cafe from 9 a.m. to 12, and again from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

FAQ Free and reduced lunch

My School Bucks

Free and reduced lunch application and instructions

Cap and gown order form


If you will be taking the bus, click here for the updated location map for each sending town (in front of the Field House).


Pinkerton Academy Faculty/Staff Recognition

Each month, we will recognize members of our Pinkerton Academy faculty and staff who go above and beyond expectations. As a community, we cannot thank them enough!

October 2015

Matt Cahoon, Director of Cultural Programming

Jeremy Dunn, Social Studies

Kevin McGrath, Special Ed Paraprofessional

Cindy Messina, Adminsitrative Assistant

Winter "Crewfit"

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Pinkerton Academy Weather

Local conditi-+ons and forecast provided by the WeatherBug station in the Ek Science Center at Pinkerton Academy.

Classroom Spotlight


Check out our new blog for weekly updates on how Pinkerton learns!


For access to the Student Planner, Course Catalog, The Crow newsletter and other Pinkerton materials, click Resources here or the Resources link at top right of this website. For reunion information, click here. For information on the Critic yearbook, click here.



Vision Statement

Pinkerton Academy students will gain the critical knowledge, skills, and deeper understanding necessary to develop goals, become thinkers and communicators, and grow as responsible and productive citizens. While celebrating the strengths of our traditions, we encourage innovation in response to a changing world.

Mission Statement

As a unique, independent academy, Pinkerton Academy’s mission is to strive to ensure the growth of all students in a challenging, respectful, and collaborative environment. The Academy fosters a student-centered community with purposefully designed, interactive, and relevant learning opportunities.


Pinkerton Academy

5 Pinkerton St.

Derry, NH 03038

Main Office - (603) 437-5200