Health Science Technology students in Career & Technical Education learned with "HAL," an extremely sophisticated mannequin equipped with simulated human functions and responses.

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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@

Crew Signups Extended

Due to the initial popularity of Crew, Pinkerton’s newest sport, signups are extended this week.

Crew is available for girls and boys; prior experience is not necessary. See story below for more information.

If you did not register at the Club Fair last week, you may record your interest during lunches in all cafeterias on Wednesday and Thursday.

More details about Crew at Pinkerton will be released very shortly. At this time, we are learning from the student body about the extent of interest.  

Deerfield Fair Results

Future Farmers of America, Animal Health & Veterinary Technology, and Forestry students competed at the Deerfield Fair in Forestry and Dairy Judging.

The Astro Forestry Team, headed by Co-Captains Emerald Wright and Ty Brown, was one of 26 teams representing seven schools. Each team member had to compete in one sawing and one non-sawing event.

The Pinkerton results:

Log Roll: Morgan Brown & Tyler Duval, 3rd Place
Wood Split: Ty Brown, 4th Place
Tree Identification: Emerald Wright, 8th Place
Pulp Toss: Dana Bolduc & Trevor Gardener, 12th Place
Cross Cut Mixed Team: Ryan Cox, 13th Place
Team of Four: Morgan Brown, Emerald Wright, Tyler Duval and Trevor Gardener, 17th Place

Crew at Pinkerton

Pinkerton is getting a new sport: Crew! This is a historic first in the Academy’s 200 year history.

To give students a taste of rowing as they may never have experienced it, Pinkerton started collecting names of interested students during the annual Club Fair. Boats will be provided on Lake Massabesic in the near future.

Crew is a sport that can be pursued in as many as four seasons: Competition in Fall and Spring, and unique crew training in Winter and Summer. Pinkerton is planning for competition by boys and by girls in boats of eight (8), boats of four (4) and “pairs” boats (2 people). As many as 90 rowers can be accepted in each program, Fall and Spring.

More information will be available soon via this website and the Athletics department.

Hooksett Tours of Pinkerton: October 8

Families of 8th Grade students in Hooksett may tour Pinkerton Academy on Wednesday, October 8 to help complete their decision on a high school choice for 2015-2016.

Two group walking tours are offered: 4:00pm and 6:00pm. Each tour lasts about 45 minutes, leaving from and returning to the cafeteria in The Academy Building (“Freshman Building”).

Click here for a printed reminder and more information.

Registration is not required. Just show up! Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Most people remark after a tour of Pinkerton that “It’s not as big as I thought” and yet they are pleased by the unusually large selection of courses, athletics and extra-curricular activities.

Hooksett 8th graders will receive school selection forms on 10/16 with a due date of 10/24 to Cawley Middle School. You are invited to visit Pinkerton Academy on October 8 and further learn of the many, many opportunities for high school students.

Skills USA Officers

The SkillsUSA Chapter at Pinkerton Academy has named its officers for 2014-2015:

PresidentSky-Lyn Wrenn
Vice President: Matt Swirlbliss
Treasurer: Jeremy Smith
Secretary: Ryan Jackson
Reporter: Skyler Eno
Parliamentarian: Tom Olson
Fundraiser Chair: Wesley Lee
Team Spirit Chair: Dani Kuhl
Community Service Chair: Christian Fillipone

Adviser: Mike Eno
Co-Adviser: Sara Eno
Co-Adviser: Adam Houston

Fall Senior Privs

Senior Privileges have begun for Fall: Seniors who are granted Senior Privileges do not need to report to study hall or remain at the Senior cafe/patio during lunch periods, however, you are required to remain on campus north of the Hackler Gym and Field House.

All Seniors on "priv’s" should be able to produce their “RED” priv card and student ID. Seniors must show their study hall teacher the first time they use their card, but will not need to attend after that.

Guidelines for Senior Privileges can be found here under "Senior Privileges" in the Resources section of this website.

Freshmen Reception

The annual Freshmen Reception on Friday, October 3 introduces the newest students at Pinkerton Academy to the Board of Trustees, teachers and administration.
Freshmen Reception consists of students meeting Academy personnel, followed by a presentation and Freshmen-only dance.

Being the first dance of these students at Pinkerton, event rules and procedures will be new. Parents and students are encouraged to review these details found here prior to the Freshmen Reception.

Athletes Of The Week

Haley Harrington, Senior: Field Hockey
Haley had the lone goal in the Mack Plaque Field Hockey game versus the Lancers on Saturday. The goal from Harrington came in the 11th minute of overtime, giving the Astros the 1-0 win over the Lancers.

Jason Hansen, Senior: Football
Jason played great defense for the Astros with the Mack Plaque win over the Lancers on Friday night. Jason had some key defensive stops including an important interception before half time.

Autumn Has Arrived

A spectacular sunrise greeted the first day of school following the glorious 200th anniversary Gala.

Teacher Jeremy Dunn grabbed the image at left.

Autumn colors are in the skies and the trees!

PA Takes Mack Plaque; Boys X-Ctry First in Manchester

Pinkerton Academy keeps the Mack Plaque after a weekend of athletic competitions. Pinkerton won 6 Varsity contests and Londonderry won 2 Varsity games.

Varsity Football: Pinkerton 41, Londonderry 21 (W)

Varsity Field Hockey: Pinkerton 1, Londonderry 0 (W)

Varsity Volleyball: Pinkerton 3, Londonderry 1 (W)

Varsity Boys Soccer: Pinkerton 1, Londonderry 2 (L)

Varsity Girls Soccer: Pinkerton 0, Londonderry 1(L)

Prior to Mack Plaque weekend, Varsity Cross Country and Golf won matches with Londonderry. Fall Spirit is yet to perform however Pinkerton's edge is sufficient at this stage in the competition for Pinkerton to claim The Mack Plaque again.

IN OTHER SPORTS NEWS: Pinkerton Varsity Boys Cross Country took First Place at the Manchester Invitational. Check out the team with their trophies!

Go Astros!

Note To Pinkerton Parents & Students

To parents and students of Pinkerton Academy,

Over the last few days we have seen several incidents where students have brought either hot peppers or hot sauce to school and have given these items to other students to try or offer on a dare. Several students have experienced moderate to severe reactions, with one student needing immediate medical attention.

We are extremely concerned about the sharing of food brought from home and the dangers this presents to our students. This could be a significant health risk if students with allergies ingest these items.

Please remind your child not to share or to eat foods from other students.

Two Astros: National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

ITwo Pinkerton students are semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition!

Sara Tridenti and Solon Rawson placed among the top 1% (one percent!) of more than 1 million high school Juniors who took the 2014 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

 Congratulations to Sara and Solon!

Aspen Training for STUDENTS

Now it’s STUDENTS’ time for more training in Aspen, the new software program which replaces Edline.

Click here for a quick look at how the Aspen Student Portal works.

The Aspen Student Portal lets you see your grades, find assignments, check up on attendance and more!

Free Flu Shots

Free flu shots are offered to students of Pinkerton Academy at Convenient MD in Windham.

Click here for the voucher to get a free flu shot and for more information about this offer.

Convenient MD is located at 125 Indian Rock Road, Windham. They’re open 9am-9pm every day of the week.

Think Graduation, Parents!

Parents: Would you like to celebrate your student's success?

Create a Custom Ad for The Critic, the yearbook of Pinkerton Academy!

It's all done on-line. For details, click here or visit You'll love the simple process.

First Day to Order: How about now?
Last Day to order:  December 6, 2014

Take advantage of the moment! Beat the December rush.

Coming Up At


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.  


Tues, 9/30, College Overview Night for Seniors & Parents, Stockbridge Theatre, 6:30-8:00pm


Fri, 10/3, Freshmen Reception, Hackler Gym, 7:00-10:00pm


Thurs, 10/2, Taste of Home Cooking School, Stockbridge Theatre, 7:00pm


Fri, 10/10: Last day to drop a class (for Semester 1). Also the deadline to change a level in a half year course.


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

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.

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