Students in Concert Dance Company choreograph, perform and direct each other's work. CDC teaches dance company management, lighting and other technical aspects of dance presentation.

Click on photo to enlarge.


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@

Basque Visitors to Pinkerton

Nearly 20 students from the Basque region of Spain are visiting Pinkerton Academy. The travelers from Askartza-Claret school are staying with host families during a two week visit to the United States.

On Tuesday, the Basque group (shown) met with Griffin Morse, Headmaster, Maureen McCabe, Head of Foreign Languages, and Toby Frank, Spanish Teacher. The day ended with an ice cream social and games. Coming up are trips to Portsmouth, Concord, Boston and The Lakes Region.

On campus, students will shadow music, English, Social Studies, Spanish and Athletic contests during both Homecoming Weekend and Mack Plaque.

VOTE: Student Liaison to Hampstead School Board

Elections are Thursday for Student Liaison to the Hampstead School Board.

During lunch periods at Pinkerton, Hampstead students are encouraged to vote for whom they’d like to appoint to the town’s school board.

The liaison from Pinkerton is a non-voting member, however he/she will communicate with the Hampstead School Board about activities at Pinkerton and speak to Pinkerton interests when appropriate.

Homecoming Dance Requirements

Students and Parents should be aware of the special rules which apply to The Homecoming Dance at Pinkerton Academy on Friday, September 19 from 7:00-10:00pm in the Academy Building Cafe.

For dances, there are specific expectations for Dress Code and Student Conduct. Click here to become aware of these rules.

You must have a ticket to enter The Homecoming Dance.

Rockin' The Quiz Bowl

Students interested in Quiz Bowl started their year by continuing to celebrate the biggest event of the club from last year:

The Governor’s Cup is in the house! This trophy was awarded to Pinkerton Academy when some of its best and brightest won the Super Challenge of Granite State Challenge on New Hampshire Public Television and then defeated Acton-Boxborough, the winner of high school televised academic competition in Massachusetts.

The Governor’s Cup will remain at Pinkerton for the school year, and maybe next year?

Aspen Training for STUDENTS

Now it’s STUDENTS’ time for more training in Aspen, the new software program which replaces Edline.

Click here for a quick look at how the Aspen Student Portal works.

The Aspen Student Portal lets you see your grades, find assignments, check up on attendance and more!

Free Flu Shots

Free flu shots are offered to students of Pinkerton Academy at Convenient MD in Windham.

Click here for the voucher to get a free flu shot and for more information about this offer.

Convenient MD is located at 125 Indian Rock Road, Windham. They’re open 9am-9pm every day of the week.

Think Graduation, Parents!

Parents: Would you like to celebrate your student's success?

Create a Custom Ad for The Critic, the yearbook of Pinkerton Academy!

It's all done on-line. For details, click here or visit You'll love the simple process.

First Day to Order: How about now?
Last Day to order:  December 6, 2014

Take advantage of the moment! Beat the December rush.

Fritz Visits PA!

Local TV personality Fritz Weatherbee of WMUR Channel 9 visited Pinkerton Academy, preparing a story on the 200th anniversary of Pinkerton’s founding.

Shown, Fritz sets up in the Main Office of The Shepard Building.

Details will be announced on this website when the Pinkerton story, as told by the one and only Fritz Weatherbee, is shown on the Chronicle program of WMUR.

Spirit Week

It's SPIRIT WEEK! 9/15-9/19

Wednesday: Hawaiian
Thursday: Super Hero (NO MASKS!)
Friday: Red & White

You know what happens Friday: The fall Pep Rally!

Get your SPIRIT on!

Senior Privs

Seniors + Privileges =  Senior Privileges, right?

Yes…but to qualify for Senior Privileges, criteria must be met and then a senior may spend NON-CLASS TIME outside the buildings (instead of a structured study hall).

Click here for the Senior Privileges permission slip to be signed by a parent (even if the student is 18) and returned to the Senior Office.

Here are the criteria for Senior Privileges:

* Earn a minimum of 16 credits for Fall eligibility and 18 credits for Spring
* Pay class dues IN FULL
* Have NO outstanding debt to the Academy (including owed books)
* Be in good standing with Discipline Office

ALSO: * Have earned passing grades in ALL subjects for previous quarter (4th quarter junior year for Fall privs & 3rd quarter senior year for Spring privs)

Freshmen Reception

The annual Freshmen Reception on Friday, October 3 introduces the newest students at Pinkerton Academy to the Board of Trustees, teachers and administration.
Freshmen Reception consists of students meeting Academy personnel, followed by a presentation and Freshmen-only dance.

Being the first dance of these students at Pinkerton, event rules and procedures will be new. Parents and students are encouraged to review these details found here prior to the Freshmen Reception.

Off-Campus College Events

Two local schools are about to host college fairs on their respective institutions:

On Wednesday, September 17, Trinity High School in Manchester will hold a College Fair at which over 100 schools and colleges will participate. This Fair runs from 7:00-8:30pm at Trinity, 581 Bridge Street, Manchester. Click here for more information.

On Sunday, September 21, Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill will hold a College Fair at which approximately 150 schools and colleges will participate. This Fair runs from 1:00-3:00pm in the Sports & Fitness Center. Click here for more information. 

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

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.

Coming Up At


Pinkerton Academy

COLLEGE VISITS: The Guidance Department regularly updates its list of visits to campus by colleges and other post-secondary institutions. Click here for a list of the most current College Visits.

Seniors interested in a visit need a Gold College Visit pass signed by the teacher of class they will miss. Passes are in in the Low Building Guidance Office, Senior Office, Shepard Main Office and Science Office. Students do not need a Gold pass if visiting during lunch. Seniors may sign up for a college visit through their Naviance accounts.  


It's Spirit Week!

(see story to left)


Thurs, 9/18: Election for Freshman class officers during lunch periods, Media Center of the Academy Building


Thurs, 9/18: Early Release Day (Classes end 12:30pm; buses depart 12:45pm)


Fri, 9/19: Homecoming Dance 7:00-10:00pm in the Academy Building Cafe


Sat, 9/20 Rye Beach Cleanup by Students for Environmental Action, 8:00am-1:00pm. For info, see Mr. Bartlett, Ms. Lavalley or Mr. Fasewski.


Sat, 9/27: The 200th Anniversary Gala Celebration of Pinkerton Academy (see story to left)


Fri, 10/10: Last day to drop a class (for Semester 1). Also the deadline to change a level in a half year course.


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