2015 Hall of Fame

The following individuals will be inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame on September 26, 2015:

Kerry Boles, Faculty

Shaun Burdick'00

Caleb Chapman '91

Fred Forsyth '62

John Goyette '56

Heather Gray '95

Mark Krikorian '78

Robert Saunders '92

Branden Tsetsilas '89

If you would like to attend the banquet, please call the Alumni Center for details:

(603) 437-5217.



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 us

by clicking here.

Open House Scheduled for Thursday, October 8th

This year's open house has been announced and will take place on Oct. 8. Students will be released at 12:30 on that day and two sessions (1:00-3:00 pm and 5:00-7:00 pm) of brief parent-teacher conferences will take place in the afternoon and at night. Headmaster Morse will also hold information sessions in advance of each session.

For complete details and a map of our campus, please click the links below.

Open House Bulletin

Campus Map

Last Call for Senior Portraits


Still haven't had your senior portrait taken? If this is true, you still have one last opportunity next week. Mark Lawrence Photographers will be offering a free sitting for those seniors who only wish to have their picture in the yearbook.

Go to the Stockbridge Theatre any time during the day on Tuesday, October 13 and Thursday, October 15, and tell the photographer you are there for your senior picture.

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week!

Erin DelloRusso - Sophomore: Golf

Erin helped the Astros to their final two wins of the regular season shooting a 41 and tying for 4th. Erin also placed 5th at the Girls NHIAA State Golf Tournament on Saturday, shooting a 91 in 18 holes.









Ryan Philibotte - Junior: Football

Ryan played well defensively for the Astros in the games the last couple week. Ryan was able to make key stops helping the Astros reach their 5-0 record.






PSAT Test Day - October 14

Unlike past years, the College Board is only offering the PSAT test on the weekday, Wednesday, October 14.  In order to administer the test to 400 students under the parameters prescribed by the College Board, it will be necessary to cancel on-campus classes at Pinkerton Academy and students will need to follow the “Blizzard Bag” procedures on October 14

This means that while there will be no classes on campus that day and students will be learning at home.  All students will be required to work on the Blizzard Bag assignments that will be available on Aspen and will be able to contact their teachers on-line during the day.  Assignments must be submitted for the day to count as a student attending the class. 

Students who have already registered for the PSAT (pre-registration for the PSAT at Pinkerton is closed at this time) will be bussed to school as usual in the morning and will be bussed home at 11:30 am.  When the test takers arrive on campus in the morning they need to report directly to their testing rooms.  There will be no lunch served at Pinkerton Academy that day.

Evening courses in the PACE Program will still be held after 2:30 pm.

If you have any questions about the day please contact Chris Harper, Dean of Academic Affairs (charper@pinkertonacademy.org). 

If you have any questions about the PSAT test please contact Tammy Craft (tcraft@pinkertonacademy.org).

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

As stated by their website, the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program:

"...is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service...The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities."

Students may apply to win a $1,000 and a trip to Washington D.C. next May. If you are interested in learning more about the program and sending in an application, please view the links below. If you have additional questions, please contact Mr. Konstant in the Shepard Office.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards homepage

How to apply

Classroom Spotlight: Electrical Technology

After a challenging morning of classes, Matt Squibb, a Pinkerton junior, is relieved to arrive at his Level 1 Electrical Technology class. 

"My morning is chemistry, algebra, and english, all back-to-back," says Squibb. 

He likes being here, he says, and this is what he wants to do. It's safe to say his 20 classmates feel the same.
Click here to read more!

Underclassmen Yearbook Photos

Mark Lawrence Photographers will be taking underclassmen pictures in the Stockbridge Theatre the week of October 12.

All students must comply with Pinkerton's dress code in order to be included in the yearbook. We expect that all students will have their picture taken for inclusion in the Critic.

Juniors: Tuesday, October 13

Sophomores: Thursday, October 15

Freshmen: Friday, October 16

Below you will find a link to the order form if parents wish to purchase a picture package. All underclassmen students will receive an order form in their English classes no later than Tuesday, October 13.

Order Form

Parent Ads for 2016 Critic

Attention Class of 2016 Parents:

Parent ads are a wonderful way to celebrate your children's success and to express sentiments of inspiration for the next stage of their life's journey.

Below, you'll find a link to a parent ad flyer with details about pricing and the web link to Jostens Ad service where you can create a personalized ad for your son or daughter. The ad you design will appear with other parent ads and local business ads in the 2016 Critic.

Within the next few days, the seniors will also receive the flyer in their English class. Please consider placing an ad to celebrate your child's accomplishments and to help defray the cost of the yearbook.

If you have any questions, please contact Tim Cain, yearbook adviser, at tcain@pinkertonacademy.org.

Parent Ad Flyer

Halloween Hustle 5K Fundraiser

The Pinkerton Academy Class of 2017 will be hosting the first annual Halloween Hustle 5k this fall, on Sunday, October 25th! Yes, this is Halloween, so wear your costume!

There will be a costume contest, snacks (yes, candy), and prizes, as well as fun for all! The event will be held at the Pinkerton Academy Track with registration check-in starting at 8:00 AM. You can run or walk (or crawl) the 5k, so don’t be afraid to come and join the festivities!

Registration Fees:

5 and under- free

Students- $10.00

Adults- $15.00

Go to pahalloweenhustle.weebly.com for more information and registration!

This is a fundraiser for the Class of 2017 and we hope to see you there!

HOSA Runs Successful Fundraiser

HOSA (Health Occupations Student Association), a student run organization, just completed a week long fundraising campaign for our National Service Project Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

Students sold ornaments in all lunches for the week of Sept 21-25, and then capped it off with a bake sale Friday night at the Mack Plaque football game. 100% of the proceeds are going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, for a grade total of $1028.79. 

HOSA would like to thank the students, faculty, and fans of Pinkerton (and Londonderry fans!) for their contribution to this great cause. The timing could not be better, as September was Blood Cancer Awareness month. The ultimate goal now is to find a cure for cancer, in particular, blood cancer.  Thank you all!

Voice of Democracy Contest

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is running its annual Voice of Democracy contest. All Pinkerton students have the opportunity to enter and earn college scholarship money. Here's what you need to do:

- Write a 3-5 minute audio essay (speech) on this year's patriotic theme: "My Vision for America".

- Submit your speech to Miss Iacuzio in room 6-308 by Friday, October 16 at 2:30

For more details, visit www.vfw.org, see Miss Iacuzio, or click on the links below!

Contest Highlights

Contest Flyer

Share Your Pictures With The Critic!


Help capture the people, places, and moments of Pinkerton throughout 2015-2016!

The Critic wants pictures from parents and students! Share your shots of school events, activities, and sports on ReplayIt. Just go to ReplayIt.com; then register with your e-mail address and the password Astros2016.

By posting your pictures, you'll give the yearbook staff potentially thousands of pictures to use in the 2016 edition of The Critic! Our mission is to tell Y(OUR) STORY.

Upperclassmen: Back to School Information Available Here and Via Aspen

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome you back for the 200th academic year at Pinkerton. The first day of classes for upperclassmen is set for August 26.

As you may know, while our founding was in 1814, our doors opened to students for the first time in 1815. Our school, and the countless incredible students who have passed through its halls, have accomplished so much since then. We hope you are as excited as we are to begin the next 200 years of excellence at Pinkerton!

Note: Health forms need to be returned before the start of school to: Pinkerton Health Services, 5 Pinkerton Street, Derry, NH 03038. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school at (603) 437-5200.


Welcome letter from Headmaster Morse
Welcome letter from the Dean of Students, Mr. Ahrens
Health Form (Time-sensitive, please return to the Health Office before the start of school.)
Astro Highlights (Includes FAQ and upcoming dates)
Clubs and Organizations
Bell Schedule
Mum Sale

Welcome back from CTE
Class of 2018 Newsletter

FAQ Free and reduced lunch

My School Bucks

Free and reduced lunch application and instructions


Welcome letter from Headmaster Morse
Welcome letter from the Dean of Students, Mr. Ahrens
Health Form (Time-sensitive, please return to the Health Office before the start of school.)
Astro Highlights (Includes FAQ and upcoming dates)
Clubs and Organizations
Bell Schedule
Mum Sale
Class of 2017 Newsletter

Class of 2017 School Counseling Newsletter
T-shirt sale
5K race

FAQ Free and reduced lunch

My School Bucks

Free and reduced lunch application and instructions

Welcome letter from Headmaster Morse
Welcome letter from the Dean of Students, Mr. Ahrens
Health Form (Time-sensitive, please return to the Health Office before the start of school.)
Astro Highlights (Includes FAQ and upcoming dates)
Clubs and Organizations
Bell Schedule
Mum Sale

Class of 2016 Newsletter
Class of 2016 School Counseling Newsletter
Parking Permit Application (Issued on Thursday, August 20 in the Senior Cafe from 9 a.m. to 12, and again from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

FAQ Free and reduced lunch

My School Bucks

Free and reduced lunch application and instructions

Cap and gown order form


If you will be taking the bus, click here for the updated location map for each sending town (in front of the Field House).

2016 Grads: Schedule Your Senior Photo This Summer

Pinkerton Academy has selected Mark Lawrence Photographers as the official school photographers for the class of 2016 yearbook.

An important part of the senior yearbook is the senior section which contains the portrait of each member of the senior class. This section goes to the yearbook publisher by early November.  To meet this deadline, you should plan on having your senior photographed during the upcoming summer months. 

To be included in the Senior section of the yearbook, your portrait must be taken by Mark Lawrence PhotographersA complimentary, four pose session, will be provided for those seniors who wish to purchase their photos elsewhere. The complimentary session will take place in October at Pinkerton Academy.

Click here for the Mark Lawrence’s senior session price list and scheduling information.

If you ever have a question or concern about the Critic (yearbook), please contact Mr. Cain.



Pinkerton Academy Weather

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

Golf Tournament


There's still time to register for the annual Alumni Golf Tournment. Click here for more infomation.


Classroom Spotlight


Check out our new blog for weekly updates on how Pinkerton learns!


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