The Resources program at Pinkerton Academy helps students organize, develop study skills and prepare for tests; Resources will also occasionally administer tests. Megan Sojka (pictured), Special Education teacher, says truly valuable benefits of Resources are the one-on-one instruction and guidance provided to each student.

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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.


FFA has a Field Day

A dozen members of the Future Farmers of America represented Pinkerton over the weekend at the 85th New Hampshire FFA State Convention in Bretton Woods, with Ryan Cox of PA receiving multiple recognitions as the overall chapter recorded individual and team success:

1.Ryan Cox, Kathryn Dors, Sabrina Brisson and Emerald Wright  received State Degrees, the highest award for students at the state level.

2. Three members successfully ran for positions of State Officer:

Ryan Cox: elected State Vice President

Emerald Wright: elected State Treasurer

Kathryn Dors: elected State Reporter

"It's been a long time since three students were elected to state office from one chapter," says Emmalee Garvin, teacher and adviser to the FFA Club.

3. Ryan Cox won the Gold Proficiency Award and State Silver Star Award for AgriScience. His application for Supervised Agriculture Experience will now be judged at the national level.

4. In Experienced Impromptu Speaking, Ryan Cox took First Place. Makenzie Pepper of Pinkerton won Third Place.

5. Emerald Wright received First Place in Environmental & Natural Resources with Randy Martinelli taking 4th place. Overall, the PA FFA team took Second Place in New Hampshire for this category: Morgan Brown. Leah Hooper, Randy Martinelli, and Emerald Wright.

6. In Horse Judging, Lindsey O'Hara was awarded First Place as named the top FFA high school student in NH. The entire Horse Judging team from PA took Second Place in the state: Jessica Grimm, Lindsey O'Hara, Laura Londrigan and Alana Mullaney.

7. The Agriculture Communications team won Second Place: Georgia Brust, Leah Hooper and Emerald Wright.

8. The Food Science & Technology team achieved Third Place: Georgia Brust, Lydia Haswell, Rebecca Mitchell and Alana Mullaney.

Financil Aid Letter - Info Night: THURSDAY

Seniors, NHHEAF and the Guidance Department can help you interpret any financial aid award letter you receive from a college or other post-secondary institution.

On Thursday, April 2, New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) will present a Financial Aid Award Letter information evening in the Manning Lecture Hall of the Ek Science Building from 6:30-8:00 pm.

If you received a financial aid award letter, bring them to this seminar. If you have received more than one letter, bring them all for comparison!

Unified Field Day

Seven schools participated in the Betty Shepard Unified Field Day at Pinkerton Academy.

Students from Alvirne, Bedford, Dover, Londonderry, Salem and Timberlane joined PA in a series of physical events for special education students:

* Partner Long Jump
* 1/2 Lap Race
* 1 Full Lap Race
* Volleyball
* Partner Foul Shooting

When the shooting, running and volleying were over, Alvirne won Unified Field Day 2015! Second Place went to Timberlane and Third Place to Pinkerton Academy. But safe to say: everyone had a good time!

Pictured: Betty Shepard (left) who originally created Unified Field Day while at Pinkerton, Ann McLane of Londonderry High School and Pinkerton alumna, and Brenda Stribling, PA Physical Education teacher.

Skills USA Displays Their Honors

The record number of SkillsUSA medal winners gathered at Pinkerton for the first time since winning at the annual New Hampshire state competition. Shown are all available medal winners. Click on medal winners for Skills.

For the 2014-15 school year, a record 92 students signed up for SkillsUSA, a record 25 students won a medal and a record 55 students competed in 16 categories including Carpentry, Computing, Cosmetology, Electrical, Leadership, Video, and Welding.

* A record seven students won a Gold medal
* Nine students won a Silver medal
* Nine students won a Bronze medal

Medals went to the following students in the following categories:
Carpentry, Dylan Beam – Silver
Computer Maintenance, Jeremy Smith – Bronze
Computer Programming, Ryan Bowring – Silver
Cosmetology (Long Hair), Caroline Marquis – Gold, and Amelia Gauthier – Bronze
Customer Service, Madison Giles – Bronze
Extemporaneous Speech, Danielle Kuhl – Bronze
Electrical Wiring, Mark Edwards – Silver
Digital Camera Production, Brett Gregoire and Tyler Landers – Bronze
Internetworking, Jake McKechnie – Gold, and Austin Pereira – Bronze
Power Equipment, Steiger Brown – Gold
Prepared Speech, Elizabeth Richardson - Gold
Related Technical Math, Matthew Swirbliss – Silver, and Coco Cai – Bronze
Technical Computer Applications, Wesley Lee – Gold, Adam Remillard – Silver, and Zachary Goldstein – Bronze
Telecommunications, Patrick Keefe – Gold, and Thomas Olson – Silver
Welding Fabrication, Christian Fillipone, Nathan Newton, and Nick Raiche – Silver
Welding Sculpture, Mitchell Anderson – Gold

Help! I'm Trapped in a High School!

It’s time for the annual Faculty Playwhen the faculty and staff at Pinkerton Academy will perhaps never be collectively more funny.

Watch teachers and other adults from PA perform “Help! I’m Trapped in a High School!”

These “students” from Last Chance High School will be on the stage of the Stockbridge Theatre at 7:00pm on Thursday, April, 2nd and Friday, April 3rd.

No one wants to miss this!

Want to Go to China?

The China Exchange program at Pinkerton Academy offers an extraordinary opportunity interested in travel to China.

Students enjoy one week living with a host family in the port city of Tianjin (60 miles from Beijing) followed by one week travelling as a group to Beijing and Xian. Students of all grades earn course credit and have academic responsibilities related to the trip.

Click here for more information on the China Exchange program at Pinkerton Academy. Applications are due Friday, April 3rd.

Pictured: Pinkerton students dining in China.

Want to Go To Costa Rica?

Immersion in the Spanish language is the experience awaiting students with two weeks in Costa Rica next February (2016).

Through Pinkerton Academy, a student can attend Intercultura, a Spanish language school where you learn by living a Spanish-speaking life, including stays with local CostaRican families.

Part of this adventure includes a volcano, hot springs, nature reserve and waterfall.

Click here for more information on the Costa Rican Spanish Language Immersion program.

College Fair Coming Up

Pinkerton Academy's annual Southern New Hampshirre College Fair is on the horizon: Thursday, April 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Hackler Gymnasium.

Some 150 colleges, universities and other post-secondary institutions will exhibit and talk to thousands of juniors and seniors from across south-central NH.

Here is a current list of schools and organizations which will be represented at the College Fair. (Organizations in blue are military services and career-based schools and organizations. VisitOz is a program in Australia.)

Check this Pinkerton website in the weeks ahead for updates to the list as well as recommendations for making the most of your visit to the College Fair.

Pictured: The 2014 College Fair at Pinkerton Academy.

Smoke + Sap = Syrup

Smoke at the Sugar House of Pinkerton means sap‘s been running. That makes for busy days with sap being processed, visitors and the press inspecting the goings-on, and Environmental Studies students learning how to harvest, process, market and sell a product: maple syrup.

Buckets of sap collected from maple trees on Pinkerton property were handed up to the gravity-fed storage tank.
A continuously-stoked fire boiled the sap in an evaporator.
The boiled sap was filtered of physical impurities.

As if that isn’t busy-enough, tours were conducted for local school children and the activities were reported by the Nutfield News, Derry News and Derry Community Television.

Who's a Leader? MENTORS!

BE a MENTOR in the Academy Mentor Program!

What is AMP?

Members of the Academy Mentor Program help freshmen transition from middle school to Pinkerton Academy.

You are a leader and role model. This is a great opportunity for anyone considering a career in education, business management or any leadership role.

You’ll add to your skills and resume  and make a difference in the community! Pictured are AMPs from a previous year. Join AMP!

How do I become an AMP leader?

* Complete training Quarter 4 during lunch.
* See Mrs. Tartarilla (Room 400) or Mr. Bartlett (Room 6-203) for forms. 

Mentors receive one quarter credit or volunteer hours upon successful completion of AMP duties at the end of Semester I.

Who's a Leader? ATHLETES!

Fall, Winter and/or Spring Sports Athletes: Are you interested in being a part of the Athletic Leadership Council?

Members of the ALC promote athletics and healthy lifestyle choices; these make you a better student, athlete and person. It’s proven.

Click here to learn about the Athletic Leadership Council and the Life of An Astro, being a model of Courtesy, Respect and Responsibility for the greater Pinkerton community.

Click here for the Recommendation form which is part of the ALC application.

Applications are due by Wednesday, April 22 for the 2015-2016 Athletic Leadership Council.

WANTED: College Athletes

As an athlete, do you want colleges looking at you? Recruiting you?

Come to a free info meeting on Thurs., April 2 at 7:30 pm in the Field House at Pinkerton Academy.

This meeting is for parents and athletes in grades 8 –12.

You’ll find out:

* How do I get NOTICED?
* How do I get RECRUITED?
* How can I get SCHOLARSHIP offers?
* Where do I START?

Click here to learn what else attendees receive.


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 late winter/early spring college visits to Pinkerton Academy.


Tues, 3/31: 15th Annual Planning Info
Night, NH Transition
Collaborative, Stockbridge Theater, 5:15 pm.

Register here.


Wed, 4/1: AOF Internship Protocol, Astro Café, 11:45 am - 2:10 pm


Wed, 4/1: So. NH Homebuilders & Remodelers Assn., Academy Building Café, 5:30 pm


Wed, 4/1: Recital Hour, Stockbridge Theatre, 7:00 pm


Thurs, 4/2: Award Letter Seminar, Manning Lecture Hall, 6:30 pm


Thurs, 4/2: Faculty Play (see story to left), Stockbridge Theatre, 7:00 pm


Fri, 4/3: Faculty Play (see story to left), Stockbridge Theatre, 7:00 pm


Sat, 4/4: Easter Egg Hunt, Shepard Auditorium, 10:00 am – Noon


Wed, 4/8: Signups for HOSA Blood Drive (to be held Fri, 5/8), All cafes during lunch, through Fri 4/17


Wed 4/8: FCCLA Conference, Bartlett, through Fri, 4/12


Wed,4/8: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Stockbridge Theatre, 10:00 am


Wed, 4/8: African Children’s Choir, Stockbridge Theatre, 7:00 pm


Thurs 4/9: Spanish 4 Classes to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Thurs 4/9: Early Release Day, Classes end 12:15 pm; buses depart 12:30 pm


Thurs 4/9: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, Academy Building and Ek Science Building Lecture Halls


Thurs 4/9: Choral Concert, Stockbridge Theatre, 7:00 pm


Sat, 4/11: NH Science Teachers Assn. Annual Conference, Various locations at Pinkerton


Sun, 4/12: Senior Citizen Prom, Senior Café, Spaulding Humanities Building, Noon


Tues, 4/14: Prom Ticket Sales, Academy Building Café, 2:30 - 4:00 pm


Tues, 4/14 College Costs & Funding, Stockbridge Theatre 6:30-8:00 pm


Wed, 4/15: VEX Robotics World Competition, Louisville, KY through Sun, 4/19


Thurs, 4/16: Prom Ticket Sales, Academy Building Café, 2:30 pm


Thurs, 4/16: Southern New Hampshire College Fair, Hackler Gym, 6:00 pm


Fri, 4/17: National Day of Silence


Sat 4/18: Greater Derry-Londonderry Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Expo, Hackler Gym, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Sun, 4/19: Mary Chapin Carpenter in association with the Tupelo Music Hall, Stockbridge Theatre, 7:00pm 


Mon, 4/20 – Fri, 4/24: Social Studies Week


Tues, 4/21: French students to France through Sun, 5/3


Tues, 4/21: Miss Nelson is Missing, Stockbridge Theatre, 10:00 am


Tues, 4/21: Band Concert, Stockbridge Theatre, 7:00 pm


Thurs, 4/23 - DECA National Convention; Orlando, FL through Wed, 4/29


Sat, 4/25: Flea Market to benefit Bass Fishing Club, Shepard Auditorium, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Mon, 4/27 – Fri, 5/1: April Vacation


Mon, 5/4: Classes resume

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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