American Sign Language students place an iPad in a locker, turn on the camera and record their signing. ASL teacher Beth Hudson says “This will transform ASL;  we’ve never been able to do this easily. The feedback is immediate and extremely reinforcing!”

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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!

NaNoWriMo is Around the Corner

NaNoWriMo is the time to get that idea for a novel out of your head and onto the screen (or paper)!

November is National Novel Writing Month and NaNoWriMo is coming to Pinkerton.

To support budding novelists, the Saltmarsh Library is creating a writing group and holding a short information meeting after school on Friday, Oct. 23 at the library.

If you can’t come to the meeting, stop by the Library or email for information.

PSAT: Now What?

Free information on the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) is available on Monday, October 27 from Revolution Prep.

PSAT: Now What? is a free webinar covering the steps to create a testing timeline, and breaking down the differences between the SAT and the ACT. It’s free of charge but limited in space, so please sign up as soon as possible. Sign up here!

Throughout the year, Revolution Prep  will offer a series of informative webinars open to all grades, covering subjects from the PSAT right through Advanced Placement Exams. Questions may be directed to Amanda Bruneau at

Volunteers of America

Nearly a dozen local nonprofit organizations and services showed Pinkerton students the world of volunteering at the annual Volunteer Fair in Shepard Auditorium.

Hundreds of students spent part of their lunch periods talking with groups as diverse as Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Salvation Army, Go Green Derry, Community Alliance for Teen Safety, City Year and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry. (Click on each name to see them at the Volunteer Fair!)

College, Freshman and Pizza

Freshman year is a great time to begin thinking about careers and college. Join the Pinkerton Academy Guidance Department on Thursday, November 6 for “Life. Bring it.”, a free presentation originating from NHHEAF* and presented by PA Guidance.

“Life. Bring it.” is in the Academy Building Café from 5:30-7:00 pm. Pizza will be served and space is limited to 200 people. Click here for information about registration.

* NHHEAF = New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation

College, Seniors and Persistence

Seniors, even if you have a college application on file, keep at it!

There’s a lot more you can do.

Click here for important information about resources for financial aid, scholarships and other resources.

Go forward!

PA Honored at Film Fest

Pinkerton Video 2 students’ winning film in the 2014 New Hampshire Film Festival has been screened at the Music Hall in Portsmouth for New Hampshire Day of the Festival. Fragaria was the work of Noah Levin and Nick Auger as writer-directors; the film started and included a musical score by Colvin Coviello.

Levin, PA 2014, attended (2nd from right, on stage). If you wonder what the recent graduate looks like now, click here.

Video 2 teacher Chris Lord says the event was exciting for students who received VIP artist passes to watch independent movies, meet and mingle with celebrities and film makers; producers from Breaking Bad, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mike O’Malley from Glee and others. 

Fragaria will screen next at the SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film) Festival in Concord in November. Want to watch it now? Click here.

Showtime: Sunday!

Hairspray, Shrek and more are part of the annual  Musical Theatre Show by the Pinkerton Chorus on Sunday, October 26  at 2:30 pm  in the Stockbridge Theatre.

This show is produced, choreographed, directed and performed by the students in the Treble Singers, Academy Chorus, the Chorale and the Select Choir.

The production includes selections from Hairspray, Mulan, Matilda, Chicago, Sweet Charity, Jersey Boys and Shrek.

Tickets are only $7.00 and can be purchased at the door.  Please help the choral students’ fundraising efforts  by attending a highly entertaining  afternoon of singing, dancing and comedy.

Voter Registration

Some of New Hampshire’s newest voters registered at Pinkerton Academy during a visit by Supervisor of the Checklist. The next election is November 4th!

Represented in the Senior Cafeteria were voter personnel from Chester, Derry and Hampstead. (Auburn and Hooksett have younger students at Pinkerton at this time; they can sign up on-campus in a couple of years.)

The Voter Registration Drive at Pinkerton was sponsored by the Citizenship Committee.

Siege Day: Ancient Times Meet Modern Times

Siege Day at Pinkerton Academy featured home-made catapults and ballistics analysis

Students in classes of teachers Chris Kozura and Jenna Reynolds used wood, bungee cords and other materials to build medieval devices once used for warfare.

After three weeks of design and construction, dozens of catapults and trebuchets were in use at the Shepard Auditorium.

Students launched tennis balls at a target, needing to hit the center of a circle. A roll of the dice determined the distance to cover, and students were graded for accuracy.

Athletes Of The Week

Olivia Mathieu Junior: Girls Volleyball
Olivia has played strong for the Astros all season. This past week she had 15 kills against the Goffstown Grizzlies and 16 kills against the Bishop Guertin Cardinals.

Owen Clark Senior: Boys Cross Country
Owen led the way for the Astros at the Catholic Memorial Invitational Meet, placing 8th with a time of 16:37, a 31 second Personal Record from last year’s race.

News for Athletes - Serious AND Fun

1. Want to join the Ski Club? Registration is open via the Pinkerton website. Click here for more information, register here AND see the Calendar in the right hand column >>>>

2. College Sports Night is Thursday, 10/23 at  the Derryfield School in Manchester. Thinking about sports and college? Click here for more information AND see the Calendar in the right hand column >>>>

3. Winter Sports meetings are on Tuesday, 10/28. Click here for more information AND see the Calendar in the right hand column >>>>

Be Prepared To Be Amazed

Slapstick Sonata, a human circus from Prague, Czech Republic will AMAZE you the night before Halloween at The Stockbridge Theatre.

It’s physical comedy + contemporary circus + acrobatics + visual poetry when a collection of warehouse workers break from their overnight routine into an explosion of color, humor, movement, and silliness.

Prague’s Cirk La Putyka is one of Europe’s most pioneering physical theater companies. You’ll be thorough entertained by this troupe of dancers, actors, mimes, and comediennes. They’ve performed all over the world and they now hit the Pinkerton Academy campus!

Slapstick Sonata is on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00pm. For more info and tickets, click here!

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.

Seniors interested in a visit need a Gold College Visit pass signed by the teacher of class they will miss. Passes are in in the Low Building Guidance Office, Senior Office, Shepard Main Office and Science Office. Students do not need a Gold pass if visiting during lunch. Seniors may sign up for a college visit through their Naviance accounts.  


Ski Club signups are underway, running through Sun, 11/2. Register here


Sat, 10/25: Pinkerton hosts Quiz Bowl Tournament, 10:00am-12:30pm, Academy Building


Sunday, 10/26: Chorus Musical Theatre Show by Pinkerton Chorus students, Stockbridge Theatre 2:30pm


Tues, 10/28: Winter Sports Organizational Meetings, Click here for a list of which Winter sports meet where and when


Tues, 10/28: Future Farmers of American national conference, Indianapolis, IN


Thurs, 10/30: Slapstick Sonata, Stockbridge Theatre, 7:00pm


Fri, 10/31: Halloween Blood Drive, Shepard Auditorium, 8:00am – 1:00pm


Fri, 10/31: Hackapalooza, Dyn, Manchester, 7:30am-5:00pm


Now Open: On-line Registration for Fall Sports Click here to register

Pinkerton Academy Weather

Local conditions 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