The Homework Club is officially the “After School Homework/Study Support Program,” but briefly, it is a chance for students to get some help with assignments for an hour after school, Monday through Thursday. This a popular program; students appreciate the extra support from teachers!

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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.

Celebrate Your Student's Success!

Celebrate your student's success with a custom Ad in The Critic yearbook! It's all done on-line here. Order by December 6. Beat the rush!

Pinkerton's Got A LOT of Talent

Pinkerton’s Got Talentversion 2014.0 – had the largest-ever turnout and a historically-high 17 acts!

1st Place: Erin Tellier (piano)

2nd Place: Emma Chappell (sang Valerie by Amy Winehouse)
3rd Place: DTW (band, sang a mash-up and played a variety of instruments)

4th Place: Emily Dellisola (sang No One by Alicia Keys)

5th Place: Matthew Reagan (played improvisational electric guitar)

The Pinkertonics were special a cappella guests performers for the night; Master of ceremonies was Mr. Sojka; judges were Ms. Lucia, Mrs. Resmini and Mr. Cremone.

Pinkerton’s Got Talent was produced by The Future Business Leaders of America which credits Madison St. Onge, FBLA Vice President for “knocking it out of the park.”

The show was taped for later broadcast on Derry Community TV and the Pinkerton Academy website.

Students Give Thanks at the Library

The Saltmarsh Library has created a Thankful Turkey display which students have loaded with feathers illustrating their gratitude during the holiday season.

Library personnel credit Hunter Ofcarcik, Library aide and Senior (pictured, far right) with enthusiastically and relentlessly recruiting students to express their thoughts.

Stop by The Saltmarsh Library to read them all! Here are just some of the feathers (expressions of gratitude):

* Friend & family
* Warm house
* Life
* Dogs
* Pinkerton Academy
* Boys
* Donuts & coffee

Conway named HOBY Ambassador

Congratulations to Delaney Conway, Sophomore from Derry, selected as HOBY Ambassador to represent Pinkerton Academy at the New Hampshire State Leadership Seminar in May.

Caelin McMahon, Sophomore from Derry,  is Alternate Ambassador.

HOBY was founded by actor Hugh O’Brien to develop youth leadership.

The State Leadership Seminar helps high school sophomores recognize leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.

Visit for more information.

China Presentation Best in The US

Recently, this website reported the achievement of success of Adam Burke, a Junior who won a trip to Europe following his presentation on the Pinkerton Academy exchange trip to China.

The exchange program is actually a course at PA and during the trip, investigate an essential question about China. Adam chose to research Communication Differences Between the United States and China – and it was this piece that was tops in the country, earning Adam his travel prize including attendance at the EF Tours’ Global Student Leaders Conference in June.

Now, we are able to present Adam’s project for your review. Enjoy by clicking here.

Senior Bios -- Done Yet?

Hey, Seniors! Is your Senior Bio done?

You have until Friday, December 5th – and it is so easy:

1. Visit (see below for instructions*)


2. Scan the QR Code at the left

Have you had your yearbook picture taken?  Bios will not appear in the senior section without a photo!

See Mr. Cain in Room 410, Mrs. Mitchell in Room 435, or stop by the Yearbook office if you have questions.


* To access this link, you'll need your Pinkerton Google account information (6-digit Pinkerton ID

* Your password is your eight (8) digit birthdate followed by these two lowercase letters: pa

Example: 11212014pa

HUGE Day for High School Football

Pinkerton Academy’s Division 1 Football Championship Game on Saturday caps a Triple Header of contests – all at Cowell Stadium at the University of New Hampshire. This marks the first time all three New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association state championship football games will be played at Cowell Stadium.

The undefeated Astros (11-0) take on undefeated Bedford (11-0) at 6:00 pm for the D-1 State Title.

Earlier in the day, it's Newport (9-1) vs Campbell (8-2) at 11:00 am for the D-3 title, it's followed by the D-2 championship of St. Thomas (9-1) vs Windham (10-0) at 2:30 pm.

Fans can purchase tickets ($8-adults, $6-seniors (65+)/students) at the stadium or online at or by calling the Whittemore Center box office at (603) 862-4000, extension 5. The ticket office will open at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday (game day) and will remain open until halftime of Saturday's final game.

Parking is free; lots open at 9:00 a.m. Non-alcoholic tailgating is permitted on Boulder Field.

VEX is Rollin' Rollin' Rollin

Pinkerton’s VEX Robotics Team Black Hole (Team 241B) has qualified for the Maine-New Hampshire-Vermont State Finals by winning the second VEX Robotics competition in NH at Kennett High School in North Conway.

Along with First Place, Team Black Hole took home the Design Award. They’ll compete at the ME-NH-VT State Finals in February.

“The teams are really coming together,” says Mr. Biron, Robotics advisor. “Three of six Astros teams made it to the Quarterfinal rounds and two entered the Semifinals. Competition is getting fierce but PA had a good showing and plenty of dedicated parents traveled 2-1/2 hours to cheer on the team.”

“We want to get back to the VEX World Championship this spring; we’re off to a great start with two teams now qualified to compete in a spot to get there.”

The PK Shootout

The Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshmen Soccer teams have raised $1,500 during their annual Penalty Kick Fundraiser. Pictured: Varsity Captain Kyle Hicks shooting on Varsity goalkeeper Hayden Pavao.

Shot after shot is taken…many shots are blocked…but the real winners are two deserving groups.

Half the funds raised by the soccer players will go to developmentally-delayed students and Special Olympics events. The other half will go to the Just Like Us Club at Pinkerton which partners special education students with regular education students for events such as movies, athletic events, dances, proms and more.

Club advisors are Paula Marini, Special Olympics and Jeff Sojka, Just Like Us.

Here are all the Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshmen Soccer players who participated in the Penalty Kick Fundraiser.

Random Acts of Kindness

Maryellen Dooley, Health Science teacher, is recognized at Pinkerton Academy for Random Acts of Kindness.

Random Acts of Kindness is a monthly acknowledgment of those who quietly and selflessly support a student or colleague.

A student in the PACE Program complained of chest pain after hours --  when the Health Office was closed – but Maryellen, a certified RN, happened to be in her classroom in the Academy Building. She quickly arrived at the scene to assist the student.

Lynne Lonergan, PACE Director, nominated Maryellen for “her caring and supportive demeanor for a student she had never met.” After Maryellen’s interventions, the student was able to return to class.

The Crew - New TV Show for Students

New for the enjoyment of Pinkerton students:

The Crewis an entertainment news show, run by teens and made for teens. The crew that produces The Crew is anonymous -- but maybe you’ll recognize the characters who appear on-screen in this first episode.

You won't know their voices! This episode covers Halloween movies, soundtracks, news, and TV shows.  The show is available by clicking here.

The Crew is planned for numerous episodes during the school year. Says one member of The Crew, “We think teens need an  interesting way to get caught up on news and in entertainment news that they’d care about.”  

The Crew is produced with support from Derry Community TV. Many Pinkerton Academy-related programs are available for viewing on DCTV Channel 23. Here’s the Channel Program Guide.

Sports Equipment Sale for B & G Club

Got an old baseball glove in your closet? A lacrosse stick collecting dust? Donate it!

On Saturday, December 6, the Pinkerton Athletic Leadership Council will host a Sports Equipment Sale where lightly used, pre-owned sports equipment will be sold to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry. This Sports Equipment Sale on that Saturday will be from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The day before – on Friday, December 5 – please drop off donations of equipment in the Hackler Gym from 2:30 to 7:00 pm.

Any donations of equipment will be helpful. The Athletic Leadership Council thanks you for your support!

Click here for more information.

Financial Aid For College -- Here's Help!

Financial Aid For College --- a big subject with lots of angles. Want to learn about it -- for free?

On Monday, November 24, there is a free webinar by NHHEAF (New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation) from 6:15-7:30.  Participants may register for the webinar by visiting here.

NOTE: On December 2nd, Pinkerton Academy will host a Financial Aid Night – but this webinar is a good option for those who want both or cannot attend the Pinkerton event. Watch the Pinkerton website soon for details of when & where.

Food Drives Underway - Get Involved!

Two similar but different food drives are underway at Pinkerton Academy = plenty of opportunity to give to those in need as the holidays approach:

1) The Sophomore class, in conjunction with Freshman Seminar, is collecting non-perishable food items from now until November 21 to feed families a Thanksgiving meal. Especially sought are stuffing, boxed potatoes, canned veggies, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie mix, juice etc. Each family will receive a $10 gift certificate for a turkey, so cash donations are gratefully, as well. This drive in 2013 provided Thanksgiving for 30 families. Items may be dropped off at room 6-210 in the Academy Building or email

2) Through the entire month of November, The Future Business Leaders of America has food donation bins distributed throughout the Pinkerton campus with a goal of collecting 500 cans/items. Bins are located in the Freshman office, Shepard office and room 5-225 of the Low Building. All donations go to the NH Food Bank - and The student who donates the most cans/ food items will receive a prize!

Donors are asked to double-check expirations date as items cannot be accepted past their expiration date.

Deadline 12/6 for Personal Yearbook Ads

Parents and family members: There’s just one month left to place a yearbook add, celebrating your student's success!

Place your custom Ad in The Critic – it’s so easy because it’s all done on-line here.

Deadline is December 6!

Don’t get caught short by the holidays!

Coming Up For


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.


Sat, 11/2: Pinkerton vs. Bedfordin D-1 Varsity Football State Championship Game, Cowell Field, UNH, 6:00pm


Sat, 11/22: Sophomore Semi, Shepard Building, 7:00pm


Mon, 11/24: Fall Sports Awards, Field House, 6:30pm


Wed, 11/26: Thanksgiving Recess through Sun, 11/30


Sat 11/29: NH Philharmonic Holiday Pops Concert, Stockbridge Theatre, 7:00pm


Wed, 12/3: Underclassmen Picture Retake Day, Stockbridge Theatre, 8:00 am – 12:00 Noon  


Fri, 12/5: Senior Bio Deadline for The Critic (Yearbook) See story to left)  


Sat, 12/6: Parents and family members: There’s just one month left to place a yearbook add, celebrating your student's success! Place your custom Ad in The Critic – it’s so easy because it’s all done on-line here.

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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