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.

Price of complete breakfasts - 1 combo priced meal per student

A complete breakfast using your I.D. card/number. Examples:

Cereal or cereal bar with milk, juice, small yogurt/or cheese-stick  and/or fruit

Packaged pastry, muffin, bagel or French toast; with milk, juice and/or fruit

Egg sand., bagel w/cream cheese, or French toast w/meat; with milk, juice and/or fruit

Price range for breakfasts is $1.50-$2.00

Price of complete lunches-1 combo priced meal per student  menu posted monthly


A combo lunch using your I.D. card/pass MUST include an entrée and fruit/juice and/or vegetable:

  • Start with an entree or sandwich and a fruit/juice and/or vegetable $2.75 with ID card

  • Add a milk and dessert (when offered) at no extra charge

  • When dessert is offered it is a “free” item when a “combo” complete meal is purchased

The lunch price is offered to those students who use their I.D. cards or one-day I.D. passes at the registers. Lunch prices are $2.75 for the combo/complete lunch. Only 1 “combo” meal can be purchased each day, other items will be charged at a la carte pricing. The student must take the entrée and at least one vegetable, fruit or juice for it to be considered a “combo” meal (milk and dessert does not count toward the new meal regulation).

Student accounts are only active in their assigned café.

Cash at the register: Students choosing this option will be charged “combo pricing” if they present their student I.D. card or I.D. pass to the cashiers, otherwise a la carte pricing will be charged.

A La Carte Prices

Sandwich or entrée


Vegetable, soup, or salad




Fruit or juice


Ice Cream and Snacks




Dessert, when available


Free/Reduced Lunches - Click here for an application

Pinkerton Academy offers all eligible students free or reduced lunches. Students who were approved for subsidized lunches at Pinkerton Academy last year are eligible until October 11, 2016 If a new application is not received by this date, students will revert to “paid’ status. Freshmen who were enrolled in Pinkerton’s sending towns school system will have their eligibility continued also until this date. Students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch must use their I.D. card at the register and purchase a complete/combo meal. (see above). If a card is lost or stolen please contact the Food Service Manager for arrangements to be made for a replacement card. Students who participate are prohibited from giving, lending, exchanging or selling their meal to other students; violations will result in a minimum 5-day detention. Applications can be turned into the Main Office, directly to the Food Service Office, or mailed. Parents are notified via mail of the decision as soon as possible.

Pinkerton Academy Food Service is not part of the sending towns or Derry elementary schools, for faster processing a separate application is needed for Pinkerton Academy students only. If an application is sent to a another school please call or e-mail the Food Service Director at Pinkerton to arrange a copy to be made. Check acceptance/denial letter for all students.

Reimbursement for long distance phone charges, from your home (used for questions about free/reduced application) is available for those who qualify, please call the Food Service Director for more information.

Non-discrimination Statement:In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you feel you have been treated unfairly, you may file a complaint of discrimination by writing, USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866)6329992(Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish) USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Forgotten ID Cards

Every student has a lunch account and needs their I.D card to access their account. Our computer program is designed to scan these I.D. cards to provide accurate records for the NSLP and to maximize efficiency and speed in serving your child. We do understand that, occasionally one hurries out the door, and leaves the I.D. card at home. For those times, we have "one day" passes that can be picked up at your student’s administrator’s office, before getting in line, and then used as a regular I.D. card.

Replacing Lost ID Cards

The replacement fee for lost or damaged I.D. cards is $5.00. Replacement cards are available everyday from 6:30 A.M. to 7:10 A.M. in the Registrar's Office. The Registrar's Office is located in the Low Building, second floor, across the hall from the Guidance Offices. Students who cannot make the above times should see the Food Service Director or Kitchen Manager for an alternative process. Students are expected to keep their I.D. card in good repair.

Lost or stolen I.D. cards should be reported to the Food Service office as soon as possible.

Special Diets

Students on special diets due to food allergies or illness should speak to the Food Service Director when special accommodations are necessary to meet the dietary needs for lunch or breakfast. Documentation is required and must be on file in the Health Office.


Students are expected to discard all their rubbish in the proper barrels, keep their respective tables clean, return all trays properly and make a general effort to keep the cafeteria clean and presentable for others. It is essential that all students conduct themselves in an orderly manner while in the café. Any actions that pose a potential disruption, or loss/damage to school property, or stealing, will result in a minimum 3-day detention.

End of Year:

NO checks will be accepted after Memorial Day for senior accounts, Online prepay and cash only. Remove automatic deposits from your student’s lunch money site before refunds begin.

Seniors who have a balance at the beginning of final exams in June are refunded money: Office hours will be posted for refunds in cash directly to the student for balances under $20.00. Balances over $5.00 are either mailed home or transferred to a sibling student’s account. A senior who owes money will be sent to administration for collection before they are cleared for Graduation.

All underclassmen balances from the previous Pinkerton Academy year are carried over to the next school year.

Contact Information

Food Services Director

Mrs. Susan Gerges

(603) 437-5200 x5105

For account information, balances, print-outs, and restrictions please contact:

Freshman - Freshman Café Kitchen Manager

Mrs. Kathy Smith

(603) 437-5200 x5127

Juniors & Sophomores - Shepard Café Kitchen Manager

Mrs. Kathy Gallant

(603) 437-5200 x1161

Seniors - Arts Café Kitchen Manager

Mrs. Brenda Seghezzi

(603) 437-5200 x5107