Join the 200th Anniversary Gala -- an incredible evening of lavish food, festive fun and big-time fireworks!


September 27

Reception Begins 5:30pm

The Stockbridge Theatre

Get tickets by clicking here or call 437-5210 between 9:00 am and 1:30pm, Monday through Friday. Here's more info!

ALSO: Mike Morin '68 of Geiger Brothers has put together a special collection of Pinkerton 200th gifts and clothing to commemorate this event.

Shop now by clicking here!

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@

Greetings from Headmaster Morse

Headmaster Griffin Morse begins his first year at Pinkerton Academy with a greeting and welcome to the school community.

Click here to read the Headmaster’s message.

Members of the greater Pinkerton community, in turn, welcome Griffin!

A Seamless First Day at School

Pinkerton Academy seamlessly opened the 2014-2015 school year: students rode buses to school, attended classes and assemblies, and rode the bus home.

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Changes at PA aren’t many but they are important: Griffin Morse is our new Headmaster. Tina Tanguay and Peter Dannible are e Associate Deans. Jennifer Warburton takes over as Head Librarian. Heather Haas is the new 504 Coordinator.

Lynne Lonergan transitioned to Director of Pinkerton Academy Continuing Education (PACE) and Tricia Kaufman succeeds Lynne as Assistant Director of Special Education.

Pinkerton Academy Welcomes All Students

Pinkerton faculty, staff and administration welcomed an enrollment of 3,200 students for Opening Day of the 2014-2105 school year.

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The first day included class assemblies where administrators explained the school year and changes to campus and procedures since 2013-2014. A full day of classes will be held on Friday, August 29.

Pinkerton Academy will be closed on Monday, September 1st for the Labor Day Holiday. Classes resume in full on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Freshmen & Transfer Students Hit Campus

Over 800 new Freshmen and over 60 new Transfer Students to Pinkerton Academy began their new high school careers with Orientations.

The daytime program introduced the new students to campus with a tour, registration for Student Identification Cards, a review of Student Planner, a welcome by administrators and students, and an explanation of the many, many opportunities available at Pinkerton Academy.

Pictured: a group in the Academy Building (click to enlarge)

For the 2014-15 School year, nearly 100 new students will attend Pinkerton from the community of Hooksett, joining Auburn, Chester, Derry and Hampstead as school districts with students at Pinkerton.

As a prelude to the first day of classes, students followed their class schedule in abbreviated fashion. This way, they know what class is held where, and with which teacher.

Freshmen students attend Freshmen Seminar in the first semester of the school year, providing valuable introductory assistance to new 9th grade students. Freshmen Seminar is supported by The Academy Mentor Program, trained volunteer students who wish to help their new young classmates.

Transfer Mentors are an added feature of Transfer Orientation. Transfer Mentors are former Transfer Students who serve as guides for new Transfer Students during their first few days at Pinkerton. The school Transfer Group meets regularly throughout the year,during the school day, to help ease the adjustment of Transfer Students to Pinkerton.

'Mums' the Word: Support the Class of 2015!

The Class of 2015 is selling beautiful mums from Freshwater Farms. Please support their fundraiser and purchase your fall decorations using the order form. The sale is open to all members of the Pinkerton and local communities. Plants are 9" in assorted colors and priced at $8 each.

How It Works:  Fill out the order form, detach it and send it in with your payment to reserve your plants by Thursday, September 4.  On Saturday, September 13 from 9 AM to 12 PM pick up your mums in the front of the Field House. Choice of colors is first come first served, so arrive early!

Traveling Like It's 1814

Derry School Superintendent Laura Nelson toured Pinkerton via a mode of transportation appropriate for the school’s 200th year!

Dr. Nelson was led by horse drawn carriage around the Pinkerton campus, with Dr. Timothy Butterfield, Second Vice-President of the Board of Trustees, at the reins.

Also on the trip: Linda Butler, Executive Assistant to Headmaster Griffin Morse.

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SAT: Group Tutoring & Free Practice Tests

Tutoring and free practice exams for the Scholastic Aptitude Test are available to Pinkerton Academy students.

Revolution Prep will conduct a group tutoring session at Pinkerton Academy starting in late September to help students prepare for the upcoming SAT to be conducted on October 11th. Deadline to sign up for the group tutoring session is Tuesday, September 16th. Click here for rates and more information. Click here to register for the group session at Pinkerton.

A free Scholastic Aptitude Test Practice Exam will be held on two occasions in September:

* The Hampstead Public Library is offering a SAT Practice Exam on Saturday, September 13 at the Library, from 9:00am to approximately 1:00pm. Students do not need to live in Hampstead to participate. Contact the Hampstead Public Library at 329-6411 or email for more information and to register. Spaces are limited and advance registration is required.

* Revolution Prep is offering a free SAT Practice Exam on Saturday, September 20. For more information, write

Who Is My Guidance Counselor?

A Guidance Counselor at Pinkerton Academy is one of a student's greatest resources for planning the future! Do you know who is your assigned Guidance Counselor?

Click here for a list of the Guidance Counselors at Pinkerton. Along with new students for the 2014-2015 school year, there are even some new, experienced Counselors in the Guidance Department.

Get to know him or her; make your high school career that much more successful!

Freshmen Elections to Student Council & Class Office

Freshmen interested in running for Student Council and Class Office may submit petitions for office during the first days of school.

For Student Council:Interested students should see Mr. Breda, Advisor,  in Room 306 of the Ek Science Building from August 28 through September 4. Petitions are due on September 4th. Petitions are available from Mr. Breda before school, after school, during lunches, and between periods. Freshmen elections will be held in mid-September. 

For Class Office: Students interested in running for Freshmen class office should see Class Advisors Mr. Burch in Room 435 or Ms. Gentile in Room 420 of the Spaulding Arts and Humanities Center. Info and materials are available from August 28 through September 4. Petitions are due on September 4th. Mr. Burch and Ms. Gentile will be available before and after school. The election for class officers is during lunch periods on Thursday, September 18 in the Media Center of the Academy Building.

Make a difference in your class and community: Be an officer for the class of 2018!Class officers plan and run class events and community service activities.

MyLunchMoney - New Food Program

The recent Back-To-School mailing included information on setting up a new food services account called MyLunchMoney. You are now able to make electronic deposits for this program.

Parents can say goodbye to sending cash and checks to the school cafeteria, by creating a secure on-line account and can manage their student’s life easily and conveniently. Whether it’s viewing what meals your child purchased for the week, or simply setting weekly or daily spending limits for your child, MyLunchMoney provides you with a direct link to your student’s school wherever you have internet access.

Now parents can experience the benefits of using MyLunchMoney by taking advantage of some of our popular features including: spending history, low balance notification, smart pay, expired credit card notification, meal control settings, spending limits, and multi-student funding.

For information and to set up an account, visit the website here.

Artists Wanted! Fine Art Exhibit Planned for September

In honor of Pinkerton's 200th, we are creating a fine arts exhibit to include artwork by current students, faculty and alumni, as well as pieces from other Pinkerton community members not mentioned.

We will be willing to display fine art and craft items (examples include, but not limited to drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery, wood-turning, quilting, etc.). Work can also be displayed virtually if you'd like to send along a digital photo.

If you're interested, or know someone who is, please e-mail Wendy Root at: They should include photographic images of 1 or 2 pieces they would like to include in the show (all e-mails must be received by September 1st). Once we've established interest level, we will contact artists with dates and times for drop off and pick up.

Aspen Parent Portal: The NEW On-line Resource

Parents of Pinkerton Academy students: Aspen Parent Portal has replaced Edline as your on-line system, effective now for this school year. The Aspen Parent Portal, is very user-friendly.

Click here for an overview of Aspen Parent Portal.

Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Parents should have received their log-in credentials by U.S. Mail. If you did not receive your log-in credentials, contact

Back to School Packets - On-Line

Back-To-School Packets hare available on-line, although all families were U.S. mailed these documents in early August.

Click here to electronically access each of the class-by-class packets.

Coming Up At


Pinkerton Academy


Tues, 9/2: Last day to pickup & submit petitions for Freshmen elections to Student Council (see story to left)


Mon, 9/2: Labor Day Holiday (School closed)


Thurs, 9/18: Early Release Day

(Classes end 12:30pm; buses depart 12:45pm)


Sat, 9/27: The 200th Anniversary Gala Celebration of Pinkerton Academy

(see story to left)


Now Open: On-line Registration for Fall Sports Click here to register

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.

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