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.


Using RSA 193:1 as the base, Pinkerton’s policies and guidelines on student attendance are as follows:

Absenteeism: In the event a student will be absent from school due to illness or emergency, that student’s parent or guardian should phone the appropriate Associate Dean of Students to inform the school of the absence on the morning of the absence before 7:00 a.m.

Call the administration office (603) 437-5200, using the appropriate extension below to report an absence.

 Ext Associate Dean (Assistant)
1160 Kimberly Larkin (Carolyn Coraccio)  Administration Seniors (A-Lam)
5104 Peter Dannible (Jo Welch)  Administration Seniors (Lan-Z)
1149 Kevin Yahnian (Gwyn Bayacal)  Administration Juniors (A-Lam)
1156 Sharon Clute (Diane Bosia)  Administration Juniors (Lan-Z)
1165 Adam Barriere (Kathy McEachern)  Administration Sophomores (A-Lam)
1157 Tina Tanguay (Beth Daneau)  Administration Sophomores (Lan-Z)
1174 Suzanne Trice (Michele Kontos)  Administration Freshman Teams Apollo & Orion
5102 Roger Konstant (Erica Wilson)  Administration Freshman Teams Gemini & Mercury

When a student is absent from school, a judgment must be made by the Academy regarding the legitimacy or illegitimacy of the absence. An absence can only be considered legitimate if it is the result of illness or emergency. In such cases, students will be provided the opportunity to make up missed assignments. Reasons that are not considered legitimate are babysitting, job hunting, and general parental permission without reason. All of the unacceptable reasons for absenteeism are not listed here but this should give students and parents an idea of what is acceptable and what is not. Parents who approve of the absence of their children for reasons other than illness or family emergency risk violation of the attendance policy and having their student’s grades reduced. Students who are absent from school but who are seen on or near the campus during any part of the school day, will be considered truant. Students absent without a legitimate excuse will receive a Saturday morning detention unless a medical note (issued by a physician’s office) is submitted verifying the absence.