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.

New Edition of The Crow is Live

February's edition of The Crow, which also covers stories from December and January, is now live at Check out a selection of some of the top Pinkerton news written by our students!

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week!

Britney Johnson - Sophomore: Indoor Track

Britney Johnson broke the school record in the 1000m last week, and then this past weekend she smashed her own record running a 2:59.29. 










Caleb Eation- Senior: Alpine Skiing

This past week Caleb helped his team to a 2nd place finish in the Giant Slalom and a 1st place finish after the Slalom at Sunapee. Individually, Caleb skied to the same finishes in each event as well.







State Assessment for Homeschooled Students

By state law homeschooled students who reside in the towns which are contracted to send students to Pinkerton Academy are allowed to take the state assessment the Academy. This year the state assessment will be given on March 2.

Students wishing to come to Pinkerton to test need to contact Dr. Chris Harper by Feb. 17, 2016 since the state registration closes at that time. Please email Dr. Harper at

Annual Winter Dance Scheduled for Feb. 6

The annual Winter Dance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the Academy Building. This is a semi-formal dance open to students in all grades. 

Tickets may only be purchased in advance -- during all lunches in all cafeterias -- from Monday, Feb. 1 through Thursday, Feb. 4. Tickets are $15 each. 

Please see attached flyer for all dance policies. For questions or more information, please contact John Breda via email at  

School Dance Policies

Course Night Schedule

You are cordially invited to attend Pinkerton Academy's Course Night on the evening of February 3 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. The purpose of Course Night is to help students and parents gain a better understanding of the courses and programs of study offered at the Academy. We hope that by attending Course Night, parents and students will be better prepared to make decisions about course selections for the 2016-17 school year.

Click here for the full Course Night Schedule.

Summer Credit Advancement Courses

The following Summer Credit Advancement Courses are still open! Registration ends officially this Friday, Feb. 3 at 3:00 pm


Session 1 (8 am - 11 am) classes still available:

Intro to Art: Digital Photography

Computer Applications in Business

Session 2 (11:15 AM - 2:15 pm) classes still available:

Health Education

Intro to the World of Business and Finance

Physical Education 2 - Fit for Life

Credit advancement classes will run Monday - Friday from June 27 - July 25 with no school on Monday, July 4. Students may not miss more than 1 class over the course of the summer. The cost of each class is $185 and you will need a credit card to register.


Registration link -- Password is Astros

Credit Advancement Flyer

Washington D.C. Inauguration Trip

A group of Pinkerton teachers will be sponsoring a trip to the 2017 United States Presidential Inauguration! Their will be a parental information meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 pm in the Academy Building Lecture Hall. Click below for more details!

Inauguration Trip Flyer

National Technical Honor Society Welcomes Record Number of Pinkerton Students

On Tuesday evening, January 12th, a record 144 Career and Technical Education students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. 

These students represent 16 of the CTE programs and achieved high academic standards in their program and overall school performance. The formal candle lighting ceremony preceded a reception hosted by the Culinary Arts program.

Pinkerton CTE Students Visit Middle Schools

Sixty-five National Technical Honor Society students along with additional CTE students, provided tours and information about Career and Technical Education to visiting middle school students on Monday, January 25. 

These students gave up a day off of school to help the future Pinkerton students learn more about their options for high school courses. 

We are very proud of the students representing Pinkerton Academy and CTE!


JROTC Canned Food Drive

JROTC is doing a school wide can food drive for the Liberty House in Manchester. The Liberty House is a safe, supportive, substance-free housing community for American Veterans transitioning out of homelessness. 

We are looking for non-perishable food items, but we will not be accepting anything that is in a glass container. The Liberty House is in the most need for canned soup, canned fruit and canned ravioli. Any can donation is appreciated!

Boxes for collection are in every attendance office, also in the all of the cafeterias. We are collecting cans from now until Feb. 5. All non-perishable can donations are welcome.

Scholastic Arts Awards Exhibit

The Stockbridge Theatre is proud to host an exhibit featuring some of the finest student art work from around New Hampshire, including many pieces from Pinkerton students!

The exhibit will run until Feb. 7, so make sure to stop by.

Pinkerton Scholastic Arts Awards Winnners

Academic Summer Camps

Pinkerton Academy has announced two academic summer camps for summer 2016. Students will have the opportunity to take part in Air Force Junior ROTC Boot Camp and Woodworking for Teens.

Registration for these classes is from Monday, Jan. 18 until Friday, Feb. 19. Registration forms need to be mailed in with a check or money order. No cash, please.

Summer Academic Camp Info and Registration Form

Important Notice Regarding Hoverboards

Effective immediately: Pinkerton Academy has prohibited the use of Hoverboards or similar devices anywhere on campus as these devices have proven to be a safety hazard for those riding them or for others nearby. 

These devices should also not be brought to the campus due to the potential fire hazard when stored. Students bringing these devices on campus will be referred to the administration for disciplinary action and parents will be required to pick them up as soon as notified.

Pinkerton Students Register to Vote

140 Pinkerton students registered to vote on Thursday, Jan. 14 during lunch periods in the Senior Cafeteria. In-school voter registration is an annual event sponsored by the Pinkerton Citizenship Committee.

Mr. Konstant reports that of the 140 students who registered, 90 are from Derry, 31 are from Hampstead, and 19 are from Chester. He also notes that the election year has these new voters very excited about the process. Click below to read an article from the Derry News.

Derry News: Pinkerton students now registered voters

Sign Language Club Balloon-O-Gram Fundraiser

Valentine's Day is coming soon, so it's time for the 3rd Annual Sign Language Club Balloon-o-Gram fundraiser!  Order one, two, three, or four Helium balloons AND a cupcake for your special Valentine. Prices range from $3 - $9, and all balloons are appropriate for all ages.

Please order by Wednesday, February 10th. We sell out every year, so get your order in soon! All proceeds help fund our annual ASL workshop. We appreciate your support!

Order Form

Class of 2017 Coffee Sale

The Class of 2017 is holding its annual coffee fundraiser now until January 28th. Forms can be picked up in room 6-210. All juniors are encouraged to sell coffee. Members of the Class of 2017 have a special incentive: For every 5 bags of coffee sold, you will receive $5.00 off your Prom ticket! The top sellers will be awards gift cards and other great prizes.

Funds raised will go towards class events and help make your junior year the best yet! Orders must be turned in to Miss Nichole Iacuzio in room 6-308 or Mr. Kyle Plante in room 6-210 by Thursday, January 28th at 2:30pm.

Coffee Sale Flyer

Pinkerton PALS Club Earns Recognition

The Pinkerton & Little Students (PALS) Club announced a pair of awards given for their work over the past two years. The New Hampshire Partners in Education awarded the Gold Circle School Partnership Award to both PALS and Barka Elementary School in recognition of their partnership.

PALS, one of the largest organizations at Pinkerton, visits five local elementary schools. Once a month, close to 200 Pinkerton students visit with an elementary school student as a result of the program!

Penny Challenge Raises Big Bucks

This was the fifth year of the Freshman Holiday Penny Challenge, a project introduced by Science teacher, Pat Hicks, as a way to unite the freshman class around a "citizenship" project that all could participate in. The four freshman teams -- Gemini, Orion, Mercury, and Apollo-- compete to see which class can contribute the most pennies toward the PA Homeless Fund.

This year we had an intense competition with buzz like never before. While a typical collection during the weeks between Thanskgiving and winter break is around $400, this year's freshman class raised $1304.26, over $800 more than the previous high. 

On behalf of the PA Homeless Fund, a huge thanks goes out to all the students, parents, staff and other community members who contributed to this year's efforts.  

Passing Time Change for Semester 2

A message from Dr. Chris Harper, Dean of Academic Affairs:

Semester 2 Bell Schedule

With the implementation of the Minimum Standards for School Approval by the New Hampshire Department of Education for 2015 the definition of a school year changed from 180 days to 990 hours. There is currently a grace period for schools to adapt to this new definition; however, Pinkerton Academy is beginning to investigate how to modify the school day to accommodate this new requirement.

Currently we spend 49 minutes of the school day passing between classes. While there are some students who absolutely need seven minutes to move between classes by moving from the most southern end of campus to the most northern end of campus the vast majority of students move between buildings where a shorter amount of passing time would easily meet their needs. During Semester 2 we will be piloting a six-minute passing time and adding one minute to each of the periods B - H making each course 46 minutes.

This change will not alter the time school begins or ends. We are asking faculty to be cognizant of student needs and to allow those students who were coming from the far reaches of campus a little extra time; however, most students should reach their classroom within six minutes. At the end of the semester we will gather input from faculty and students on this change and will use this information to develop a schedule for the 2016 – 2017 school year.

Going forward, you will be able to find this schedule on the Resources page and under Calendars & Schedules.

Course Selection Guide

Below is a thorough guide to assist with the Course Selection process, including level information, requirements for graduation and college, and more. It really is easier than you think! All Pinkerton students, from incoming freshmen to rising seniors, will find this useful. You can also find this guide on the Freshman Academy page under "Freshman Resources."

Course Selection Guide

Red Sox Foundation Offers $1,000 Scholarship

The Red Sox Foundation offers a $1000.00 scholarship each year to a graduating senior from Pinkerton Academy.  Information about the scholarship and application can be found at the link below.

The deadline for applying for this scholarship is Friday, January 29th.

Red Sox Foundation Scholarship Link

HOSA Eyeglasses Collection Scores 20/20

Before the holidays, HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) went to work collecting eyeglasses for an initiative through Manchester Community College. Any glasses they could collect would be sent with a Global Health promotion to Ecuador.

According to Mr. Earle, the drive was able to collect more than 140 pairs! Well done, HOSA.

Algebra 2 Placement Exam

The Algebra 2 placement exam with take place on Thursday, Feb. 4 and Tuesday Feb. 9 from 4:00-5:00 pm in room 6-225 of the Academy building.

This exam is for incoming Freshman students who have taken a full year of Algebra 1 and want to pursue Honors Algebra 2 in their Freshman year. Students should have a solid understanding of the Algebra 1 concepts and should be earning at least an A in their current Algebra 1 course. 

Students from our sending schools who have been recommended for Honors Algebra 2 by their current 8th grade math teacher do not need to take this placement exam.

If you have any questions please contact Math Dept. Chair Jenny Walker at 437-5200 ext 1132. 

CTE Early Registration

CTE is excited to start its 2016-2017 enrollment process. To help show you some of what CTE at Pinkerton has to offer, please view the slideshow below!

Early registration will run from Jan. 5 until Feb. 5. Once you've filled out your form, drop it off in the CTE Office (Low Building).

CTE 2016-2017 Registration Slideshow

Academy Plan

Attention Seniors, if you have an A or H period Study you may be eligible for the Academy Plan.  Please see the forms below for info and regulations.

Academy Plan

Academy Plan Agreement

Ski Club Kicks Off This Week!

Gunstock Ski Club has their first trip scheduled for this Friday 1/8. Ski and Snowboard Gear will be stored in Team Room 3 in the Hackler Gym before school and the buses will be behind the Hackler Gym after school. Buses are scheduled to leave at 2:30 and will return to PA at about 10:00. The bus lists are posted outside the Attendance Offices and that Athletic Office.Check this list to know what bus you are on before Friday.

Please check the Ski Club section on the Athletics webpage for all details.

LCA to Participate in the Penguin Plunge

You might think jumping in the ocean in February is crazy- But! We have a really good reason to do just that! Help the Leadership Council of Athletics and many Special Olympic Athletes by being a part of the annual Special Olympics New Hampshire Penguin Plunge.

The Plunge will happen on Feb. 6th at Hampton Beach. To keep warm thoughts throughout the day the theme for the Plunge this year is a Luau. On Friday, Feb. 5th it will be Hawaiian Shirt Day at Pinkerton Academy to promote this amazing organization and the Plunge!

There will be an information meeting on Jan. 6th at 2:15 in the Manning Lecture Hall for anyone interested in participating in the Plunge.

Click the link here to join the Pinkerton Plunge Team or become a Pampered Penguin (meaning you make a donation, but don’t actually take the plunge).

Spanish Student Trip to NYC!

Are you a currently a Spanish student? Join us for a weekend full of Spanish culture and iconic NYC adventures. 

We leave Friday April 1 (an excused absence) and return Sunday evening, April 3. The cost is $499, and we will take up to 40 students. Spaces are already filling up. 

See Mrs. Farley in room 50 or Mr. Frank in room 57 for information.

Classroom Spotlight: English

Some issues aren't easy to talk about -- particularly the important ones. But you would never know that by walking into Ms. Canney's "Talk it out Tuesday" weekly seminars. Here, Pinkerton students tackle tough issues with intelligence, grace, and respect.

Click here to read more!

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

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

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.

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!

December 2015

Trisha Kaufmann, Assistan Special Ed Director

Cheryl Turner, Assistant to the Dean of Academics

Andrea St. Onge, Physical Education teacher

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