Students in Building Construction 1 are leaving a legacy for younger students. BCT classes produced octagonal picnic tables for Gilbert H. Hood Middle School in Derry.

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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.


Off With Their Hair

Brave female students, faculty and more faculty from Pinkerton Academy dropped some locks in the first-ever PA Pantene Beautiful Lengths program. Nearly three dozen women donated hair for wigs to help women with cancer.

The event was spearheaded by Delaney Conway of the Pinkerton Academy Student Council. Shown: Delaney's hair is trimmed by John Breda, Student Council advisor. (Delaney then cut the hair of Sara Muller.)

Cutting and touchups were performed by the Cosmetology program supported by representatives from Londonderry High School’s longstanding haircutting program.

A Global Multi-Cultural Festival

Foreign Language Week at Pinkerton was capped by the annual Multi-Cultural Festival featuring dozens of activities representing global cultural practices.

Seven world languages are taught at Pinkerton Academy: American Sign Language, English as a Second Language French, German, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish.

This was an especially well-exhibited and attended Multi- Cultural Festival. Highlights include:

* Latin was represented by The Oracle at Delphi.
* American Sign Language had Bingo and a presentation on updated signs.
* French made crepes.
* German featured cars (above) and Fußball.
* Chinese wrote American names in Mandarin.
* And…Spanish was seemingly everywhere with Latin jazz, Spanish karaoke and an incredible amount of food.

Meeting For All FALL Sports Teams - TUESDAY

Attention Athletes: Team organizational meetings will be held on Tuesday, June 2 at Pinkerton Academy for all Fall sports.

Click here for the schedule of which sports meet when.

Again, that’s Tuesday, June 2nd.

PA Video Team Among Best at High School Film Fest

Pinkerton Academy Video students have again claimed a huge prize at the New Hampshire High School Film Festival. The film "Evil" took home a Jury Award Finalist award and a $1,000 Video Editing software package.

Shown, seniors Allison Patt, Jenelle Giordano, and Ryan Fuller celebrate their honor.

Video instructor Chris Lord says all four Pinkerton films nominated for awards were among the most well-received by the audience, “getting jumps, cheers, laughter, and applause."

If you care to view the winning video "Evil", click here. WARNING: This is a horror film and true to the graphic nature of the genre. As an example: Lord says someone in the audience yelled during the screening: “Don’t go in the basement!”

Freshmen Travel to Lowell & the 1800's

Team Orion from the Freshmen Academy experienced the Industrial Revolution and the history of Lowell in that event. During a trip to Lowell National Historic, 120 students visited worker housing to see typical lifestyle of workers in the 1800’s.

Touring an operating typical textile mill of the period, they inspected machines and inventions that turned Lowell into a global textile center for the world. Left, Zac Emery weaves with an 1800’s-style loom. Other students saw a working assembly line process works and took part in an educational simulation of assembly line work.  

Critical to the field trip were presentation of child labor issues and the worker rights movement. The adventure featured a look into the difficulties of workers’ lives and their challenges as immigrants to America.

Free Physicals for Next Year!

Next year’s student athletes at Pinkerton Academy can get a free physical examination from Concord Orthopedics in Derry. On Thursday, June 11, Concord Orthopedics will hold a Free Athletic Physical Night for PA Students.

The offer is open all incoming 9th graders through current 11th graders.

Click here for more details and a printed reminder!

Athletes of The Week

Caitlin Hogan: Softball
Caitlin has been an offensive leader for the Astros this season. This week she went 2-4 against Winnacunnet on Monday and also 5-5 with two homeruns against Bishop Guertin on Friday.

Matthew Tritto: Baseball
Matt pitched a great game for the Astros on Friday against Bishop Guertin allowing only 1 earned run on 6 hits and striking out 2, helping PA to an 8-1 win.

National Merit Scholar from Pinkerton

Congratulations to Solon Rawson, a senior from Derry, who has been named a winner of the National Merit Raytheon Scholarship! Rawson was selected for the generous scholarship after a nationwide competition.

Pinketon Academy administration do not recall a winner of a National Merit Scholarship in a very long time, if at all.

Rawson will attend Arizona State University next year. He is well-known on campus for his portrayal of Ebenezer’s Scrooge in the fall play, A Christmas Carol.  

Red Sox Scholar from Pinkerton

Congratulations are also in order for Kristen Sobolewski, a senior from Derry. She has been named a recipient of a substantial scholarship from the Red Sox Foundation.

Sobolewski was presented with the award by Glenn Ahren, Dean of Students.

Again, Pinketon Academy admninistration do not recall a winner of a Red Sox scholarship in a very long time, if at all.

Architecture Awards to Two

Two students of Architecture at Pinkerton Academy have been recognized by the American Institute of Architects, New Hampshire chapter, in the annual AIANH High School Design Competition.

Christina Rose (left) and Amanda Gladys (right) of Pinkerton were a team which won one of only five awards given in ceremonies at Keene State College.

The AIANH Design Competition is a program that requires students to work on a theoretical project under the guidance of their teachers. This year’s project was for a Welcome Center at Monadnock State Park.

The program involved a design solution, a three-dimensional model, and a graphic plan of the project.

Senior BULLETIN - Read This!

Seniors and Parents: You are encouraged to read this very important Bulletin about graduation: dates, time, attire and other expectations.

Meanwhile, here's a list of Very Important Dates for you as your high school career ends:

Friday, 6/5: Last day of classes for Seniors

Friday, 6/5: Yearbooks, caps & gowns distributed

Sunday, 6/7: Baccalaureate, 7:00 pm, Stockbridge Theatre

Monday, 6/8: Graduation Rehearsal, 8:00 - 11:30 am

Monday, 6/8: Senior Exams for periods F, G & H

Tuesday, 6/9: Senior Exams for periods C, D & E

Wednesday, 6/10: Graduation Rehearsal, 9:15 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesday, 6/10: Senior Exams for periods A & B

Thursday, 6/11: Senior Banquet, Radisson Hotel, Manchester, 6:00 - 10:00 pm

Friday, 6/12: Final Graduation Rehearsal, 9:00 am - TBD

Monday, 6/15: Graduation, Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, 4:00 pm (Tickets not required; general admission)

Mayan at the Museum

Students in Spanish 4A with Mrs. Farley experienced early, early, early Spanish culture with a trip to the Museum of Science in Boston.

Taking in the Mayan Exhibit, students viewed artifacts and exhibits that tied into their classroom learning of ancient civilization in a Spanish-speaking world.

Shown (L-R): Kassidy Tardif, Lindsay Woodward and Autumn Tierney tour the Museum of Science.

Youth Day of Giving Back

Fifty students lent a helping hand during Youth Day of Giving Back, the annual Pinkerton Academy tradition of students volunteering to assist non-profit organizations in the area.

Shown at The Upper Room on Tsienetto Road in Derry: (L-R): Alex Messitidis, Hannah Farnsworth and Abigail White.  Abigail, a senior, said this was her fourth Youth Day of Giving Back and her “favorite day of the year.”

Other locations in Derry were Community Caregivers of Greater Derry and the Derry History Museum. Students also traveled to Vintage Grace in Manchester and Southern New Hampshire Montessori Academy of Londonderry.

JROTC Honors Cadets

Cadets were honored at the annual awards ceremony of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.

JROTC Lieiutenant Colonel Howie Steadman reports well over 100 awards were distributed. Among their highlights:

Instructors Leadership Trophy: Shawn Grinnell

4th Year Cadet of the Year:  Conor Phelps
3rd Year Cadet of the Year: Baylie Scheibert
2nd Year Cadet of the Year: Derek Proulx
1st Year Cadet of the Year: MacKenzie Finocchiaro

Cadet Group Commander for 2015-2016: Zachary Sullivan

Shown: Cadet/Colonel Shawn Grinnell transitions command of NH 20002 JROTC Corps, saluting lt. Col. Steadman, SASI. 

Good Books & A Hammock

Opportunities are enormous for summer reading by Pinkerton students, faculty and staff -- thanks to the Saltmarsh Library at Pinkerton Academy.

The Library is now checking out books for the summer.
Print this out as a reminder!

The selection is extraordinary and the price can’t be beat, borrowing books from the Saltmarsh Library.

Get started on that summer reading list!

Jump Rope For Heart - May 27

PA students, faculty and staff will skip, jump and twirl for the American Heart Association on May 27. The “Jump Rope For Heart” event takes place in the Hackler Gym from 2:30-4:00 pm.

Click here for a reminder!

Click here to watch information on the American Heart Association.

All Pinkerton students, faculty and staff are welcome!

SENIOR WEEK - This Week!

Seniors, IT’S YOUR TIME!  

Senior Week is May 26-30!

Click here for the details!

Tuesday, May 26: College and Military Day

Wednesday, May 27: Decade Day

Thursday, May 28: Blackout Day
***** Potluck breakfast at 6:30 am in Senior Café
***** No tickets required
***** Bring a beverage or side dish to share.

*****Pancakes by Mrs. Clute, Mr. Dannible and Ms. Brown!

Friday, May 29: Red and White Day

Saturday, May 30: Cookout & Outdoor Movie Night WITH A JAMN 94.5 DJ!

New! Summer Camps for Current and Incoming Students

Pinkerton Academy announces the addition of several fun and informative summer camps. Incoming students can choose from JROTC boot camp, Medieval Art and Culture, or Woodworking for Teens.

PA students can also learn Ancient Greek or develop Leadership Skills.

Click here for an incoming freshman registration form, and here if you are a current student. You will find more detailed information on each session on these formsand you may contact Sharon Clute at


Coming Up For


Pinkerton Academy


Thurs, 5/28: Underclass Awards Night, Stockbridge Theatre, 6:30 pm


Sun, 5/31: PA Music Department Concert, Stockbridge Theatre, 2:00 pm


Tues, 6/2: CTE Recognition Program, Stockbridge Theatre, 7:20-9:00am


Fri, 6/5: HiSET Graduation, The Upper Room, 12:30pm


Sat, 6/6: SAT Conducted at Pinkerton, Academy Building, doors open 7:45am


Sat, 6/6: JROTC Reunions, Shepard Building and Memorial Garden gazebo, 12:00pm


Sat, 6/6: NHIAA D-1 State Tennis Tournament, Pinkerton Courts, 9:00am


Sun, 6/7: Baccalaureate Ceremony, Stockbridge Theatre, 7:00pm


Mon, 6/8 – Wed, 6/10: Senior Exams


Thurs, 6/11: Senior Banquet, Center of NH, 6:00pm


Thurs, 6/11: Free Sports Physicals, Concord Orthopedics of Derry, 5:30pm


Fri, 6/12 – Wed 6/17: Underclass Exams


Mon 6/15: Graduation, Verizon Wireless Arena, 4:00pm


Wed, 6/17: Spring Sports Awards, Field House, 5:00pm


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


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


Fri, 6/19 - Sat, 6/20: The Relay For Life, Pinkerton Academy Track, 6:00pm


Mon, 6/22 – Thurs, 6/25: SkillsUSA National Conference, Louisville, KY


Wed 6/24 - Mon, 6/29: Student Council National Conference, Rio Rancho, NM


Wed, 6/24 - Sat, 6/27: HOSA National Conference, Anaheim, CA


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


Mon, 6/29: Start of Summer School

Pinkerton Academy Weather

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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