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's 202nd year, 2016-2017

Headmaster: Griffin Morse


Grade 12: 651
Grade 11: 744
Grade 10: 816
Grade 9: 863

Total enrollment: 3074

Average Class Size:


Student/Teacher Ratio:

 12 to 1

Student Demographics, by Sending Towns

Auburn: 292
Candia: 18
Chester: 324
Derry: 1782
Hampstead: 417
Hooksett: 204
Other: 52

Admission Statistics

Students representing other NH towns: Atkinson; Candia; Danville; Dunbarton; Fremont; Hudson; Kingston; Litchfield; Londonderry; Manchester; Merrimack; Nashua; Newton; Nottingham; Pelham; Plaistow; Raymond; Salem; Sandown; Windham

Faculty and Staff

Professional Staff 312
Support Staff 112
Teacher Aides 88
Total 512

Most Instructors also serve as Class Advisors, extra-curricular advisors, and/or coaches.


Cost per-pupil: $11,477.63


320+ available courses; two semesters of 90 days each.

Academic Areas

Art, Visual and Performing; Career and Technical Education (19 pathways) English; Fine Arts; Social Studies; Mathematics; Music, choral and instrumental; Natural Sciences: Biology, Botony, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forestry, Meterology, Physics; Psychology; Acting & Dance; Foreign Languages (American Sign language, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish)

Campus Resources

Alan B. Shepard Hall; Bradford V. Ek Science Building; Concession Building; CTE Annex; Field House; Freshman Academy Building; Haynes House; Ivah Hackler Gymnasium; Low Building (CTE); MacKenzie House; Media Centers; Memorial Field; Pinkerton Hall; Piper Maintenance Building; Robert Frost Writing Center; Saltmarsh Library; Social Studies/ACT Wing; South CTE Building; Spaulding Centers for the Arts and Humanities; Stearns House; Stockbridge Theatre; Tennis Courts

Athletic Complex

Facilities for 30 sports include 2 basketball courts, 8 locker rooms; 1 dance studio, fitness center and wrestling room, 2 training and weight rooms; outside track, 12 playing fields and running courses, 8 tennis courts, indoor facilities for track and team practice.

Summer Session

Credit advancement and credit recovery courses offered every summer, as per availability of the Pinkerton curriculum; athletic and band camps are also available.

Career and Technical Education Pathways

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources 
Architecture & Construction Arts, 
A/V Technology & Communications 
Business Management & Administration 
Education & Training 
Government & Public Administration 
Health Science 
Hospitality & Tourism 
Human Services 
Information Technology 
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security 
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 
Transportation, Distribution & Logistic