Students in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps meet a daily responsibility at Pinkerton Academy: raising and lowering the American flag. JROTC cadets observe strict flag protocol, occasionally presenting the flag at half-staff in the event of a recognized death.

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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.


Athletes of the Week

Maggie McCarthy: Girls Lacrosse
As a senior captain, Maggie led the team with 4 goals and 4 ground balls in the game vs. Souhegan. She also led the team with 5 ground balls in the game vs. Londonderry.

Chace Spears: Baseball
Chace pitched a great game vs. Londonderry helping secure a 5-2 victory. Chace pitched 6 2/3 innings a struck out 5 batters.

PA Woodturners Contribute to Freedom Pen Project

Students in Mr. Sackmann's advanced woodturning class recently completed a very special project.

Students created hand crafted wooden pens that will be sent to soldiers serving in foreign countries - complete with a personalized note from each artist.

The Freedom Pen Project was created by the Saw Mill Creek Woodworker's forum with the goal that every freedom pen will be a symbolic reminder that each recipient is not alone and has our support. If you would like more information about the project, visit their website:

Relive the Sugaring Season

The maple syrup season was short in New Hampshire this winter/spring, but you can relive it: Click here to watch an entertaining show about sugaring from Derry Community Television.

Did you know Pinkerton Academy taps its own trees for sap and produces maple syrup? It is a competency of the Environmental Studies program in the Career and Technical Education department.

Students harvest, process, market and sell a product: maple syrup.

Pinkerton Yearbook Doubles Up with Honors

The Critic, Pinkerton Academy’s yearbook, has been recognized again for excellence.

The 2015 Jostens Look Book features The Critic, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. TheJostens Look Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes, cool covers, dazzling designs, relevant coverage, storytelling copy and action-packed photography.

The Pinkerton Critic was one of only 476 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000 reviewed for consideration in the Look Book.

In January, The Critic was honored with a First Place Award from the American Scholastic Press Association.

Senior Privs

Senior Privileges! You’ve waited for four years; now is the time to go for them. "Senior Privs" will begin on Monday, May 4th for those who are qualified (once their cards are distributed).

Senior Privileges allow enjoyment of the warm weather - but there are conditions for Seniors to enjoy this tradition of being outside.

Click here to read about Senior Privileges and get the Permission Slip.

Parents: Here’s more information, including about Senior Privs including notification through Aspen.

Astro Boutique Open for Business

To assist students in financial need, The Astro Boutique will be open by appointment, on weekdays until Friday, May 8.  If you are or know of a student who could benefit from the selection of free formalwear Contact Ms. Adamchuk, Room 5210 or  We have a selection of clothing and accessories appropriate for the prom for both men and women.


Coming Up For


Pinkerton Academy


End of Year Highlights:

Check here for highlights of the the final two months of the school year, in addition to the events below.


Mon, 4/27 – Fri, 5/1: April Vacation


Mon, 5/4: Classes resume

Pinkerton Academy Weather

Local conditi-+ons and forecast provided by the WeatherBug station in the Ek Science Center at Pinkerton Academy.

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