Students of Spanish their knowledge of the language to timely use, creating Valentines in Spanish. The Valentines were displayed in the hallway of the Foreign Language hallway of the Shepard Building.

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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@

: State Champs!

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.


College Overview for Juniors - Tuesday at Pinkerton

Junior students and their families are welcome at College Overview for Juniors, a presentation on Tuesday, March 3rd by the Guidance Department of Pinkerton Academy.

College Overview for Juniors will outline the process of applying to college as well as the many subjects associated with post-secondary education. College Overview for Juniors is free of charge; it runs from 6:30- 8:00pm in the Stockbridge Theatre.

NOTE: This presentation by Pinkerton Academy is in addition to “College Bound” events described below which are produced by the NHHEAF network, including an event by the same name: “College Overview for Juniors.”  The Pinkerton event of that name is Tuesday, March 3rd on the Derry campus. As outlined below, NHHEAF will conduct its own event with that same title on March 23rd in Concord.

Athletes of the Week

Morgan Sansing: Girls Indoor Track
Morgan helped the Girls Indoor Track team to a 3rd place finish at the Division 1 state meet. Morgan took 1st in the 3k, beating the D-1 state record by 10 seconds and she took 2nd in the 1500, with a PR of 4:54.

Bernard Suwirjo: Boys Swimming

Bernard has been a strong swimmer for the Astros all year long. He helped the Astros to the Division 1 State Championship Title on Saturday.

Boys Indoor Track: 4x STATE CHAMPIONS

It’s FOUR STRAIGHT for the Pinkerton Boys Indoor Track team, the 2015 state champions!

Depth was a key in the win with the Astros collecting points on finishes below First Place across the meet. In fact, Pinkerton only notched one First Place finish but recorded four Second Place spots.

The top two teams were Pinkerton with 91 points and Londonderry with 54 points.

The 4 x 160 Relay was the sole Indoor Track event won by Pinkerton: Nicco Buccieri, Colin Coutts, Jadyn Ruimwijk and T.J. Urbanik clocked it in 1:15:74.

Bowling: Repeats as STATE CHAMPION

It’s TWO STRAIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPS for the Pinkerton Bowling team, repeating as state champs with a 4-3 win over Spaulding.

Despite the Asttros’  championship in 2014, the team was only seeded 6th for the state title event, but it out-bowled #2 and #3 Keene and Raymond,  respectively to meet Spaulding in the final.

Spaulding had only been seeded 5th, beating #1 Claremont and #4 BG to get to the final.

Boys Swimming & Diving: STATE CHAMPIONS

It’s the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP for Pinkerton Boys Swimming & Diving in a truly team production.

Boys S & D recorded only one First Place finish and only one Second Place finish, both by Zach Denbow, sophomore from Hooksett.

The Astros collected points from deep in the roster to win its first Division 1 title in seven years.
Pinkerton finished with 216 points; in Second Place overall, Exeter had 182 points.

Milli Vanilli Winners of 2015!

Milli Vanilli is officially in the history books for the 2014-2015 school year – with a team of Senior class officers winning First Place!

Pictured, the lip-synchers who took home the top spot for performing “Gettin’ Down with Ms. Brown.”

Second Place winners are Junior class officers, with an act called “Amen Donca.”  Third Place went to “MicHannah.”

College Help - Right Here

Students and parents can benefit from free upcoming College Planning events from NHHEAF, the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation.

In-person Seminar at
the Center for College Planning
Library of NHHEAF, in Concord:

1. Know the Score: Standardized Testing

Learn about the role standardized testing plays in the college process and gain simple tips to assist you in preparing for the SAT.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Register here


Webinars from
NHHEAF - Online

2. & 3. Understanding the Award Letter

If you’ve got a student heading off to a college as a freshman this Fall, this on-line presentation is for you. It will discuss the financial aid award package, including federal student loans, grants and scholarships. Various funding/financing options will be discussed with a review of what repayment may mean to your family.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Register here

-- OR --

Monday, March 30, 2015
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Register here

4. College Overview for Juniors

Applying for college admission and financial aid can be overwhelming. There are applications to be completed, deadlines to meet, essays to write, award letters to be interpreted and complex language to understand. This on-line workshop educates high school juniors and their families about the college admission and financial aid processes. (Available for both high school seniors and juniors.)

Monday, March 23, 2015
6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
Register here

From Pennies Come Dollars

It took a lot of pennies but the Penny Challenge this year raised close to $300 for the Pinkerton Fund to help students and families of the Pinkerton Academy community.

The Penny Challenge started (as usual) with the Freshman class but this year the first-year students were joined by the Senior class. This Senior class is the first to graduate having started as Freshmen in the Freshman Academy.

Both classes raised the money during lunches in December and January.

Hicks: Gatorade Player of Year in NH

Kyle Hicks of Pinkerton Academy has been named Gatorade NH Soccer Player of the Year.

Gatorade, in partnership with USA Today High School Sports, has chosen Athletes of the Year in 12 Varsity sports for 30 years. Criteria include athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character.

Hicks is the third Pinkerton Athlete to win the Gatorade NH Soccer Player of the Year. He now is a finalist for Gatorade National Soccer Player of the Year, announced in May.

Mock Trial: Early Verdict is In

The Pinkerton Academy Mock Trial Team is in the Final Four at the New Hampshire Mock Trial Championship.

The PA team out-debated seven teams to be one of the four selected to advance to the Semi-Finals.

The Semi-Finals are not yet scheduled.

Adding to the honors, two team members earned trophies with their high scores:

* Patrick Linehan -- Outstanding Attorney
* Kalem Johnson -- Outstanding Witness

Mock Trial advisor Geoffrey Burch credits each member of the Pinkerton team for “tremendous effort and dedication,” including Hannah Bowler, Taylor Cameron, Jasmine Cuenca, Mike D’Angelo, Johnson, Katarina Kozicki, Haley Krafton, Linehan, Ryan O’Neill, and Maria Soraghan.

Trip to NYC for Spanish Students

Students of Spanish: How about a weekend trip to New York City?

This exciting, cultural trip will take place March 20-22. Contact Ms. Farley for information.

To sign up, bring a check for $100, made out to Buena Vista Travel, to room 50 (Ms. Farley and Mr. Rosado's classroom).


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. A winter-spring list of college visits will be posted on this website when available.

Mon, 2/23 through Fri, 2/27: Winter Vacation


Sat, 2/28: VEX Robotics State Championships, NHTI in Concord NH
Tues, 3/3: College Overview for Juniors, Stockbridge Theatre, 6:30 pm
Thurs, 3/5: Mr. Pinkerton, Stockbridge Theatre, 6:30 pm


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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