Students in Automotive Technology learn principles of engines, change oil and perform almost whatever repairs a vehicle needs. Auto Tech has four bays, a service desk and charges customers for service, making a real world out of academic exercises.

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Tour Pinkerton Academy

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 and would like to schedule a tour of campus, please email tours@

Where Do I Go?

Who Do I See?

Parents and students may find it helpful to consult the chart linked here to learn Who to See and Where to Go for any given issue. This aid should help address most issues related to students and school.


National Day of Silence - April 17

The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network's (GLSEN) Day of Silence is a national day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.

Here at Pinkerton, 250 donned a white ribbon as a symbol to support the LGB community. Sponsored by the school's Gay/Straight Alliance, the goal of the Day of Silence is to make schools safer for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Club advisor, Mrs. Raudonis is pleased with the number of students who chose to participate: "I feel so lucky to be working with a group of students that are concerned with the world around them."

Astro Boutique Open for Business

To assist students in financial need, The Astro Boutique will be open by appointment, on weekdays until Friday, May 8.  If you are or know of a student who could benefit from the selection of free formalwear Contact Ms. Adamchuk, Room 5210 or  We have a selection of clothing and accessories appropriate for the prom for both men and women.

Thousands Hit College Fair

Florida, Australia, all of New England and a lot in between were represented at the 2015 Southern New Hampshire College Fair.

The Pinkerton Guidance department organized over 150 colleges, universities and other post-secondary school experiences in the Hackler Gym at Pinkerton Academy.

The event gave thousands of students from south-central NH and northern Massachusetts the opportunity to hear about many, many schools in one two-hour period.

$10,000 Scholarship to UTI

An enormous surprise awaited Steiger Brown, class of 2017 at the Southern New Hampshire College Fair:

Paul Picard of Universal Technical Institute (left), engaged Steiger in casual conversation, leading up to the announcement of a large – a very large – scholarship. Picard handed the Pinkerton Junior a certificate for a $10,000 scholarship to UTI!

Picard explains UTI was thoroughly impressed with the Gold Medal won by Steiger at the New Hampshire state SkillsUSA competition for automotive.

PA Sophomore Shoots for Junior Olympics

Pinkerton sophomore Elizabeth Dutton is headed off to the Rifle Junior Olympics in Colorado.

For the third year in a row, the 15 year old will represent New Hampshire at the National Air and Small Bore Rifle Junior Olympics.

See how WMUR reported on Elizabeth by clicking here.

Elizabeth has dominated air and small bore rifle competitions in NH for the past three years earning 11 NRA National Records; she was the Sub Junior (ages 14 & under) National Champion at 2013 NRA National Matches.

Elizabeth will compete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. She received her first rifle at age 6 and has been a member of the Hudson Fish and Game Club's Junior Rifle Team since age 11.

Texting + Driving = Really, Really Bad

With a new distracted driving law in effect this July, Pinkerton students of Video Production worked with Derry CATS – the Community Alliance for Teen Safety – to produce a public service announcement.

Derry Police and Derry Fire Departments participated, loaning two wrecked cars. A makeup artist appropriately “damaged” students acting in the PSA. Keeping it real were five firefighters/paramedics and a smoke machine.

FLHS Inducts New Members

The Foreign Language Honor Society of Pinkerton Academy has welcomed 104 new members.

At the annual induction in the Stockbridge Theatre, students were recognized for work in six languages:

American Sign Language: 16 new members
French: 16 new members
German: 8 new members
Latin: 8 new members
Mandarin Chinese: 1 new member
Spanish: 54 new members

Click here for a list of the individual students, by language, to be inducted into the 2015 Foreign Language Honor Society.

Sophomores for Class Office

Sophomores! Applications for your Class Office may be picked up until Monday, April 20. That’s the day our completed application is due and it’s also the last day you can pick up an application.

There will be  a mandatory meeting the next day – Tuesday April 21 – for all candidates interested in running for Office from the Class of 2017.

Questions may be directed to Mr. Plante (Rm 6-210) or Miss Iacuzio (Rm 6-308).

Sophomores for Student Council

Sophomores (Class of 2017):

Want to run for Student Council? You can pick up a petition to run for office next year by visiting Mr. Breda’s office in Room 306 of the Science Building.

Applications are due back to Mr. Breda by Wednesday, April 22 by 2:20 pm.

There will be a mandatory Student Council Candidate Meeting on Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 am in Room 306.

FCCLA Honors at States

Two Pinkerton students earned medals at the New Hampshire Leadership Conference of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America.

Sarah Clark earned a Gold Medal and First Place in Career Investigation. MacKenzie Kittery earned a Silver Medal with her Second Place showing in in the National Programs in Action event. Both students are now qualified for the 2015 FCCLA National Leadership Conference, July 5-9 in Washington, DC.

Also, Pinkerton’s FCCLA chapter received an award for the largest membership increase in the Senior Division.

Sarah's project showcased her internship experiences at a local elementary school. MacKenzie has been the leader of a safe driving initiative which this spring will include a mock crash presentation to Juniors.

Eight members of FCCLA from Pinkerton attended the state conference of workshops and general sessions, and competed in STAR (Students Taking Action for Recognition) Events.

How to Understand the College Award Letter

An “Award Letter” from a college can be great to receive but difficult to interpret. Got a letter that applies to college for next fall?

Join Understanding the Award Letter, a FREE webinar from the New Hampshire Educational Assistance Foundation. This event is Tuesday, April 21 at 6:15 pm.

Register here for Understanding the Award Letter.

The webinar will address the financial aid award package including federal student loans, grants and scholarships. Various funding/financing options will be discussed with a review of what repayment can mean to a family.

Junior Prom Tickets - THIS WEEK

Tickets are on sale this week for the Junior Prom.

Tickets will be sold after school from 2:30-4:00 in the Academy Building Cafeteria.

Tickets may be purchased on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday of this week.

The Junior Prom will be held on Saturday, May 16th in the Hackler Gymnasium.

Flapjacks + Pantene Beautiful Lengths Hair Donation

The Student Council at Pinkerton Academy will host a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s in Derry on Sunday, April 19 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. 

This is a community service fundraiser to benefit the Pantene Beautiful Lengths hair donation for women with cancer. The donation will take place at Pinkerton on May 28; the Pantene Beautiful Lengths hair donation is co-sponsored by the Student Council and Astro Style, the salon operated by Cosmetology students of Pinkerton Academy.

Tickets for The Flapjack Fundraiser may be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting John Breda, Student Council advisor:

Click here for more information about the Pantene Beautiful Lengths hair donation. As few as eight ponytails make one wig.

Athletes of the Week

Kayla Watson: Girls Track & Field

Kayla was a double winner at the girl’s first track meet of the season. She came in first place in both the shot put and the discus. She qualified in both events for the Division I State Meet.

Tyler Busby: Boys Tennis

Tyler helped the Astros to their first win of the season over Nashua South on Monday. Tyler won in singles 8-3. He and Pierre Evers also won a close match in doubles, 9-7.


Coming Up For


Pinkerton Academy

Sign up now for the 5K at PA on May 9, 2015. Click here to register!


COLLEGE VISITS: The Guidance Department regularly updates its list of visits to campus by colleges and other post-secondary institutions. Click here for late winter/early spring college visits to Pinkerton Academy.


Through Sun, 4/19: VEX Robotics World Competition, Louisville, KY through Sun, 4/19


Fri, 4/17: National Day of Silence


Sun, 4/19: Flapjack Fundraiser to benefit Pantene Beautiful Lengths hair donation project in May, 8:00-10:00 am at Applebee's in Derry


Sun, 4/19: Mary Chapin Carpenter in association with the Tupelo Music Hall, Stockbridge Theatre, 7:00pm 


Mon, 4/20 – Fri, 4/24: Social Studies Week


Tues, 4/21: French students to France through Sun, 5/3


Tues, 4/21: Miss Nelson is Missing, Stockbridge Theatre, 10:00 am


Wed, 4/22: Band Concert, Stockbridge Theatre, 7:00 pm


Thurs, 4/23 - DECA National Convention; Orlando, FL through Wed, 4/29


Sat, 4/25: Fisherman's Flea Market to help NH high school anglers compete at the national BASS High School, Shepard Auditorium, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Mon, 4/27 – Fri, 5/1: April Vacation


Mon, 5/4: Classes resume

Pinkerton Academy Weather

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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.


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Derry, NH 03038

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