Students in Algebra 1 used miniature catapults to study the ratio of distance, time and related measurements. A marshmallow was projected by a device of popsicle sticks, rubber bands and a bottle cap. Calculations led to adjustments required for hitting a target.

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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.


PA Shines at SkillsUSA

At the 2015 SkillsUSA National Conference, Pinkerton Academy students ranked in the Top 1% in the nation, report Mike and Sara Eno, SkillsUSA advisors.

Topping it off, student Patrick Keefe (shown with Mike Eno) scoring a Gold Medal in Telecommunications. (Click here for photo of Keefe in competition.)

Students from the Career and Technical Education program traveled to Kentucky for the annual SkillsUSA Conference for several days of competition, education and entertainment.

Results for Pinkerton students:

1. Computer Systems (Mike Eno, teacher)

a. Telecommunications: Patrick Keefe placed 1st out of 20 (Gold Medal!)  

b. Internetworking: Jacob McKechnie placed 15th out of 30

c. Technical Computer Applications: Wesley Lee placed 14th out of 31

2. Leadership (Sara Eno)

a. Prepared Speech: Elizabeth Richardson placed 12th out of 41

3. Small Engine (Kevin Bibeau)

a. Power Engine: Steiger Brown placed 20th out of 40

4. Welding (Adam Houston)

a. Welding Sculpture: Mitchell Anderson placed 31st out of 39


For fun, students visited the Kentucky Kingdom Amusement Park and a Riv3r Boat cruise (Click here for photo: L-R: Mitch Brown, Wes Lee, Pat Keefe, Jake McKechnie, Mike Eno, Sara Eno, Mitch Anderson, and Liz Richardson.)

Other highlights of the convention:

* Companies showed products and services for use in the classroom.

* Colleges and post-secondary schools exhibited.

* The Army and Coast Guard demonstrated cooking (and feeding) Conference attendees.

* With special eyeglasses, State Farm Insurance simulated driving under the influence.

* Similarly, the Army further showed the results of texting and driving.

* Milwaukee Tools and Snap On held hands-on competitions with tools.

* Timberland showed the variety of work shoes and boots.

Woodworth Gets The Pin for NH

Pinkerton Academy is proud to trumpet its latest athletic recognition:

Congratulations to Dan Woodworth, Guidance Counselor and the Assistant Wrestling Coach of the Year for New Hampshire!

The award was made by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA).

Junior Class - FREE Help for the NEW PSAT

PARENTS (and Students):  Kaplan is offering FREE HELP with the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test).

The upcoming PSAT is a new and revised version. It will be administered at Pinkerton on October 14 – but you can get better prepared with Kaplan’s free 90-minute webinars.

For students who would like a preview of the New PSAT, Kaplan Test Prep will be hosting free live online PSAT "Sneak Peek" info sessions this summer to prepare for the October exam.  Sessions will be start Sunday, July 19th.

Space is limited, so sign up promptly for a PSAT "Sneak Peek" session at

Costa Rica, Anyone?

Attention Spanish students:

Would you like to go to Costa Rica?

A trip to this exciting land is planned for February with the Foreign Language department escorting students through a week of fun & culture.

Excursions include zipline, swimming, snorkeling, visits to a volcano and a waterfall, and so much more.

Interested? Write Mrs. Farley at for info including required forms and the itinerary.

Scotland, Anyone?

Scots and Friends of Scotland:

Visit the Highlands and Lowlands on a trip with Pinkerton Academy in April.

Edinburgh, St Andrews, Loch Ness…it awaits you!

Click here for more information. Interested? Write Mrs. Tartarilla

Graduation 2015!!

Want to re-live the marvelous Pinkerton Academy Graduation Class of 2015 at the Verizon Wireless Arena? !

Click here for a photo summary on Flickr!

The Upper Room Celebrates Graduates

A total of 27 students graduated with their diploma from Pinkerton Academy through The Upper Room, the Derry-based family resource center which conducts the HiSet program (formerly GED).

The pictured 11 students were part of the more than two dozen who are now alumni of Pinkerton.

Females, L-R: Tiana Patnaude, Ashley Pereira, Alyson Mallinder and Maia Schofield.

Males, L-R: Erik Brickley, Brendan Sullivan, Alexander Perez, Jordan Rich, Trevor Commenator, Joshua Lynch, and Bruce Maxwell.

Other graduates include Jason Alexander, Ashley Barclay, Jacob Burton, Shyann Crow, Nathan Foley, Joshua Guadette, Collin Harris, Michael Hull, Kaitlyn Hynds, Christos Kolegue-Spalaris, Ben McKillip, Dustin Pucci, Noah Raz, Pedro Sanchez, Julia Spanos and Nicholas Zylinski.

HiSet is an educational life skills program that supports young students who are at risk of dropping out of school. The program provides classroom teaching, tutoring, and individual support to ensure that students who enter are ready to take the HiSet exam when they have completed the course.

Official Graduation Photos

Wondering about those photos taken on the stage at the Verizon Wireless Arena during Graduation?

Click here!

Athletes of the Week

Todd Billetter, Boys Lacrosse
Todd led the scoring for the Astros in the State Championship game versus Bishop Guertin. Todd netted 3 goals to help put PA up over the Cardinals.

Cameron Richard, Boys Lacrosse
Cam played stupendous defense against a very tough Bishop Guertin team in the Championship Game. Cam was able to help keep the Cardinals offense at bay throughout the game and especially late in the game.

Re-Live the Prom & Other Pinkerton Memories

Watch and remember the following events from Pinkerton Academy during 2014-2015 thanks to the generosity and hard work of Derry Community Television.

HOSA 2015 Blood Drive

Junior Prom 2015

Woodworkers Guild 2015 Conference

CLARIFICATION: Academic Summer Camps Cancelled

Pinkerton Academy regrets to announce that registration for our planned ACADEMIC Summer Camps has been insufficient to run the program.

**** This does not affect SPORTS Summer Camps. SPORTSSummer Camps will be conducted as scheduled.

Payments and Registration forms for ACADEMIC Summer Camps will be returned to parents with a brief letter explaining the situation. In each case, a full refund will be issued. Again, this ONLY applies to ACADEMIC Summer Camps.

Pinkerton’s original hope was to offer Woodworking for Teens, Leadership, a JROTC Boot Camp, Greek, and Medieval Art and Culture.

Spanish 3 Honors - Summer Students

Español 3 Honores -  Trabajo del Verano 2015

In addition to the paper copy received from Sra. Mireles, students may go on line to access the  digital copy for ease of internet access.

Questions? Email:

Click here to obtain Spanish 3 Honors summer course work.

Fisher Cats Call Up the PA Community

The Alumni Association of Pinkerton Academy is sponsoring an evening at the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Wednesday, June 24. Join the fun! The Fisher Cats take on their archrival Portland Seadogs at 7:00 pm.

Included with tickets at $27 are a BBQ buffet on the 3rd base party deck, entrance to the park, and an Atlas fireworks display. Alumni receive a $10 discount, and Pinkerton employees receive a $5 discount.

Email Anne Parker for tickets and information.

2016 Grads: Schedule Your Senior Photo This Summer

Pinkerton Academy has selected Mark Lawrence Photographers as the official school photographers for the class of 2016 yearbook.

An important part of the senior yearbook is the senior section which contains the portrait of each member of the senior class. This section goes to the yearbook publisher by early November.  To meet this deadline, you should plan on having your senior photographed during the upcoming summer months. 

To be included in the Senior section of the yearbook, your portrait must be taken by Mark Lawrence PhotographersA complimentary, four pose session, will be provided for those seniors who wish to purchase their photos elsewhere. The complimentary session will take place in October at Pinkerton Academy.

Click here for the Mark Lawrence’s senior session price list and scheduling information.

If you ever have a question or concern about the Critic (yearbook), please contact Mr. Cain.


Coming Up For


Pinkerton Academy



Thurs 6/18 – Thurs, 7/2: Trip to Basque region


Tues, 6/23- Wed, 7/1: Trip to United Kingdom


Mon, 6/29 - Tues, 7/2: Future Business Leaders of America National Conference, Chicago, IL


Mon, 6/29: Start of Summer School


Academic Terms, 2015 – 2016

Term 1:   August 26 - October 30 (45 days)

Term 2:   November 2 – January 22 (47 days)

Term 3:   January 26 – April 8 (48 days)

Term 4:  April 11 – June 13 (40 days)

Pinkerton Academy Weather

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

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