Cruise With Pinkerton During The 200th

The Pinkerton community is invited to a 200th celebration dinner cruise of Lake Winnepesauke on Saturday, August 16 aboard the Motor Vessel Mount Washington. Tickets may be reserved at 603-366-5531 or 888-843-6686. (Mention you're with the “Pinkerton Academy” group for the special $53 rate.) Boarding begins between 6:30 and 6:45pm at Weir’s Beach in Laconia. The cruise is from 7:00 to 10:00pm.

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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,

Senior Portraits for The Yearbook

Seniors: Click this link to The Critic yearbook to get senior portrait info from Mark Lawrence Photographers. For an appointment, call 603-434-9383.

48 Hour Film Project: PA's Name In Lights!

Pinkerton Academy students took home "Best Student Film," for "Inhale" beating out several other college and one high school team at the 48 Hour Film Project Awards Night held July 24.

Erin Doble, class of 2014 took home a "Great Women in Film Making" award for co-directing and editing the film, and our musical score by Colin Coviello took home a runner up award for "Best Original Music."


The route to the 48HFP is creative and wacky: Groups are assigned a character, a prop, and one line of dialogue after which they have 48 hours to script, shoot, edit, write a musical score and turn in a short film. In 2013, Pinkerton won Best Use of Character and the Audience Favorite Award for "No Time for Romance" and was nominated for Best Overall Film. The previous year, Pinkerton won Best Special Effe cts for "Doug Dupin and the Fountain of Youth."  

Each of the Pinkerton films mentioned above may be viewed on-line:

2014: "Inhale
2013: "No Time for Romance
2012: "Doug Dupin and the Fountain of Youth

The Best Overall Film for NH in the 48HFP goes on to compete nationally and Internationally.

Back to School Packets to be mailed Friday, August 1

New Headmaster Griffin Morse joined 50 students and faculty prepare for the annual Back-To-School Mailing of Pinkerton Academy.  Students invested some of their summer vacation to package the 3,000 packets of information which are sent to Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors in August.

For families who want a head start on the numerous documents to read and return, the class-by-class packets are provided on this website by clicking below. Each packet is presented in sections due to their sizes. The packets are also available on the Resources page of this website by clicking here.

Band Camp Dates

Dates are announced for the annual Band Camp at Pinkerton Academy.

From August 12th through August 22, musicians will prepare for another rousing fall of football and other events.

(Remember, Pinkerton now plays home games under the lights!)


Contact Mike Adams, Band Director at or 437-5200 x 5109.






Tues August 12


Music Rehearsal

Band Room

Wed August 13


Rookie Day

Band Room

Wed August 13


Full Band

Band Room/Field

Th-F August 14 & 15


Full Band

Band Room/Field

M-F Aug 18-22


Full Band

Band Room/Field


HOSA Scores in FL

Pinkerton students of Health Science Technology made it to the quarterfinals of The HOSA Bowl at the HOSA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL, placing 11th in the nation after their qualifying round. (HOSA = Health Occupation Students of America.)

Despite a loss to South Texas, Derek Earle, Health Science teacher from Pinkerton, says PA students recorded "an extremely impressive accomplishment" as the Pinkerton team was comprised of all Juniors.

Also, the PA representatives were presented with a National Service Award for raising the most in the state for the HOSA chapter's National Service Project: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, collecting over $1,000.

In all, 10 students represented Pinkerton at the HOSA National Leadership Conference:

HOSA Bowl Team Human Growth and Development
Jimmy Halkiotis Brittany Modrak
Ethan Landry
Liza St. Jean Medical Terminology
Chelsea Carbee Jenny Marcoux
Health Education Team Forensic Medicine Team
Erin Kelley Holly Wilder
Nicole Langlais Michelle Webb

Gold in Kansas City

Pinkerton has a Gold Medal as one result of the SkillsUSA National Convention in Kansas City, MO. Tyler Smith from the Computer Technology Program at Pinkerton brought home the Gold with the best performance for Technical Computer Applications in the country.

Hunter Morris, another Computer Technology student, recorded 5th Place nationally in the category of Telecommunications.

Also representing Pinkerton Academy at Skills USA National Conference were Zachary Orlando for Internetworking/Computer Technology, Rob Dufour for Cabinetry and Elizabeth Richardson for Prepared Speech.

Pictured, L-R: Morris, Smith, Dufour, Richardson, Orlando.

“It’s for moments like these that I became a teacher,” said Mike Eno, Computer Technology teacher. “Watching my students succeed and be recognized is worth more than money.” He and Sara Eno are dedicated co-advisors to SkillsUSA at Pinkerton.

"Hunter’s earning 5th place in the nation is an unbelievable achievement,” continued Mike Eno. “He was up against the best high school telecommunication specialists in the country."

Over 15,000 students competed at the SkillsUSA National Convention, demonstrating their technical and leadership skills and their readiness to work. New Hampshire sent 45 students, representing 17 Career Technology High Schools and Colleges, to the Skills USA National Conference. The delegation represented the best of New Hampshire high school students in in 36 different skill and leadership competitions.

Grinnell makes Pinkerton JROTC History

For the upcoming school year, a student will serve as the first female Cadet Commander in the history of the Junior Reserved Officer Training Corps at Pinkerton Academy. Shawn Grinnell takes the top spot in the 14th year of Pinkerton’s Air Force JROTC program.

Colonel Howard Steadman, JROTC Director, says Grinnell has the respect of her fellow cadets and many in the larger student body.

Presently, Grinnell is in a summer flight program conducted by the United State Air Force Academy. Following that program, she will attend a seminar at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Video of Graduation 2014

Parents and Students:

Please enjoy a video of the full graduation of Pinkerton Academy's newest alumni, the class of 2014.

Click here to see the video as well as to see the 2014 Commencement program and a list of all Scholarship recipients.

Congratulations, graduates and their families!

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

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Reception Begins 5:30pm

The Stockbridge Theatre

Save $5 per ticket before August 1st!

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

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!

Coming Up At


Pinkerton Academy

Tues & Wed, August 5 & 6: Workshops for teachers of high school and middle school students on understanding and implementing the Common Core Standards for Mathematics. Click here for more info.


Tues, 8/12: The annual Band Camp opens (see story to left) ------------

Thurs, 8/14: The annual Freshmen Field Day (click here for more information)


Sat, 8/16: Dinner Cruise aboard the M/V Mt. Washington (see story to left)


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

Reception in the Stockbridge Theatre 5:30-7:00pm... followed by Dinner...followed by Fireworks!

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


Now Open: On-line Registration for Fall SportsClick here to register.


Parents may submit a Course Selection Waiver Form to have your student take a course other than what is listed on the Course and Contact Verification Sheet for the 2014-2015 school year.

To submit a course selection waiver: Go to the Pinkerton Academy Edline page; under the NEWS section, click on Course Waiver Form. Fill out all fields and cllick SUBMIT when finished. You will receive a confirmation email with a copy of the submitted Course Selection Waiver Form.

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