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@

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.

Click on photo to enlarge.

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 & Transfer Students: Orientations

Students new to Pinkerton Academy as Freshmen and Transfers from other schools will be introduced to their new school with Orientations on Wednesday, August 27.

Click here for information on Freshmen Orientation Day. Click here for an agenda of Pinkerton Information Night. NOTE: Students may bring their own or purchase lunch via cash or their personal lunch account. 

Click here for information on Transfer Orientation. Lunch is provided for Transfer students and parents at the Transfer Orientation.

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.

Brown and McCain Visit Derry

Arizona Sen. John McCain and New Hampshire Republican Senate hopeful Scott Brown spoke in front of a full auditorium today at Pinkerton Academy.

Brown and McCain fielded a dozen questions in the hour-long, town hall-style meeting. Visitors of all ages were encouraged to voice their hopes and concerns about the direction of healthcare, U.S. foreign policy, and bi-partisan politics, to name only a few topics.

McCain, who along with guest speaker Sen. Kelly Ayotte, support Brown in his journey to represent New Hampshire in the Senate. Brown is the former U.S. senator from Massachusetts who's in a primary contest against former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith and former state Sen. Jim Rubens. The winner of the Sept. 9 primary will face Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen.

The Class of 2018 Meets Itself

The newest class of students at Pinkerton Academy hit campus for the annual Freshmen Field Day with beautiful August weather.

Four separate groups each of 150-200 incoming Freshmen visited their new high school, many wearing the red and white Pinkerton colors.

AdventureLore taught team-building skills (pictured) and started each group’s day by separating students from their respective communities of Auburn, Chester, Derry, Hampstead and Hooksett; that way, they made new friends. Freshmen were joined by several dozen teachers who volunteered for Freshmen Field Day.

Students also took a campus tour, enjoyed a snack in the Freshmen Cafeteria of The Academy Building, registered for their photo identification cards and opened Aspen information accounts.,

The Freshmen Academy model of transitioning students from middle school to high school includes Freshmen Field Day, Freshmen Orientation, Freshmen Seminar, and daily structure that provides core curriculum, Guidance, Cafeteria and other services in one defined area of the Pinkerton campus.

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 Are Mailed

Back-To-School Packets have been mailed to families of Pinkerton Academy students via the U.S. Postal Service.

If you like, click here to electronically accesse each of the class-by-class packets.

Coming Up At


Pinkerton Academy


Wed, 8/27: New Student Orientations for Parents, Freshmen and Transfer Students (see story to left)


Thurs, 8/28: First Day of Classes for ALL students


Thurs, 8/28 -- Tues, 9/2: Petitions available 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