Students of Latin are using an archaeo-stereoscopeon, a turn-of-the-century stereo viewer. The antique photo cards for the viewers are collected by the Classical Society, focusing on Classical sculptures and archaeological sites. Latin students from Pinkerton trips to Italy and Greece get to see sites they recently visited as they looked a century ago.

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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.


PA Woodturners Contribute to Freedom Pen Project

Students in Mr. Sackmann's advanced woodturning class recently completed a very special project.

Students created hand crafted wooden pens that will be sent to soldiers serving in foreign countries - complete with a personalized note from each artist.

The Freedom Pen Project was created by the Saw Mill Creek Woodworker's forum with the goal that every freedom pen will be a symbolic reminder that each recipient is not alone and has our support. If you would like more information about the project, visit their website:


Relive the Sugaring Season

The maple syrup season was short in New Hampshire this winter/spring, but you can relive it: Click here to watch an entertaining show about sugaring from Derry Community Television.

Did you know Pinkerton Academy taps its own trees for sap and produces maple syrup? It is a competency of the Environmental Studies program in the Career and Technical Education department.

Students harvest, process, market and sell a product: maple syrup.

Pinkerton Yearbook Doubles Up with Honors

The Critic, Pinkerton Academy’s yearbook, has been recognized again for excellence.

The 2015 Jostens Look Book features The Critic, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. TheJostens Look Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes, cool covers, dazzling designs, relevant coverage, storytelling copy and action-packed photography.

The Pinkerton Critic was one of only 476 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000 reviewed for consideration in the Look Book.

In January, The Critic was honored with a First Place Award from the American Scholastic Press Association.

Understanding the College Award Letter - TONIGHT

An “Award Letter” from a college can be great to receive but difficult to interpret. Got a letter that applies to college for next fall?

Join Understanding the Award Letter, a FREE webinar from the New Hampshire Educational Assistance Foundation. This event is Tuesday, April 21 at 6:15 pm.

Register here for Understanding the Award Letter.

The webinar will address 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 can mean to a family.

Athletes of the Week

Nicole Langlais, Tennis:
Nicole helped the Astros go 2-1 on the week. In the Astros match vs. Derryfield, she won at singles and at doubles on the team’s way to a 7 – 2 victory.

Colin Coutts, Track & Field:
Coin helped the Astros win their home opener last week over Salem by taking first place in the Pole Vault.

Psyched Social Studies Students

Social Studies Week kicked off with the annual William Cofrin Psychology Fair.

Dozens of psychology experiments by AP and A-Level Psych students filled the Shepard Auditorium to test, amaze and surprise students.

In Sensory Interaction (shown), students recorded the flavor of Jello they tasted -- but red, green, yellow or orange: they were all lemon!

Other experiments included:

* Cookie Taste Test

* Positive Reinforcement

* Let Us Guess Your Birth Order

* Eye Witness Testimony

* Effects of Exercise on The Brain

Senior Privs

Senior Privileges! You’ve waited for four years; now is the time to go for them. "Senior Privs" will begin on Monday, May 4th for those who are qualified (once their cards are distributed).

Senior Privileges allow enjoyment of the warm weather - but there are conditions for Seniors to enjoy this tradition of being outside.

Click here to read about Senior Privileges and get the Permission Slip.

Parents: Here’s more information, including about Senior Privs including notification through Aspen.

Astro Boutique Open for Business

To assist students in financial need, The Astro Boutique will be open by appointment, on weekdays until Friday, May 8.  If you are or know of a student who could benefit from the selection of free formalwear Contact Ms. Adamchuk, Room 5210 or  We have a selection of clothing and accessories appropriate for the prom for both men and women.

Sophomores for Student Council

Sophomores (Class of 2017):

Want to run for Student Council? You can pick up a petition to run for office next year by visiting Mr. Breda’s office in Room 306 of the Science Building.

Applications are due back to Mr. Breda by Wednesday, April 22 by 2:20 pm.

There will be a mandatory Student Council Candidate Meeting on Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 am in Room 306.

VEX Teams Back from Worlds

Pinkerton made its own history this year by sending two (!) teams to the VEX World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.

Team 241F came in 42nd in the world for its division and Team 241A was 90th in its division.

VEX advisor Ernie Biron says the field of competition was very tough this year, however he is “really proud of how the teams represented Pinkerton and our robotics program.”

National Day of Silence

The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network's (GLSEN) Day of Silence is a national day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.

Here at Pinkerton, 250 donned a white ribbon as a symbol to support the LGB community. Sponsored by the school's Gay/Straight Alliance, the goal of the Day of Silence is to make schools safer for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Club advisor, Mrs. Raudonis is pleased with the number of students who chose to participate: "I feel so lucky to be working with a group of students that are concerned with the world around them."

Thousands Hit College Fair

Florida, Australia, all of New England and a lot in between were represented at the 2015 Southern New Hampshire College Fair.

The Pinkerton Guidance department organized over 150 colleges, universities and other post-secondary school experiences in the Hackler Gym at Pinkerton Academy.

The event gave thousands of students from south-central NH and northern Massachusetts the opportunity to hear about many, many schools in one two-hour period.

$10,000 Scholarship to UTI

An enormous surprise awaited Steiger Brown, class of 2017 at the Southern New Hampshire College Fair:

Paul Picard of Universal Technical Institute (left), engaged Steiger in casual conversation, leading up to the announcement of a large – a very large – scholarship. Picard handed the Pinkerton Junior a certificate for a $10,000 scholarship to UTI!

Picard explains UTI was thoroughly impressed with the Gold Medal won by Steiger at the New Hampshire state SkillsUSA competition for automotive.

PA Sophomore Shoots for Junior Olympics

Pinkerton sophomore Elizabeth Dutton is at the Rifle Junior Olympics in Colorado.

For the third year in a row, the 15 year old will represent New Hampshire at the National Air and Small Bore Rifle Junior Olympics.

See how WMUR reported on Elizabeth by clicking here.

Elizabeth has dominated air and small bore rifle competitions in NH for the past three years earning 11 NRA National Records; she was the Sub Junior (ages 14 & under) National Champion at 2013 NRA National Matches.

Elizabeth will compete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. She received her first rifle at age 6 and has been a member of the Hudson Fish and Game Club's Junior Rifle Team since age 11.


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.


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


Tues, 4/21: Understanding the College Award Letter, On-line webinar, 6:15pm (see story to left)


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


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


Wed, 4/22: Band Concert, Stockbridge Theatre, 7:00 pm


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


Sat, 4/25: Fisherman's Flea Market to help NH high school anglers compete at the national BASS High School, Shepard Auditorium, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Mon, 4/27 – Fri, 5/1: April Vacation


Mon, 5/4: Classes resume

Pinkerton Academy Weather

Local conditi-+ons 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