Mission Statement

Pinkerton Academy's mission is to nurture the growth of all students in a challenging and respectful environment.

The Academy fosters a student-centered community with purposefully designed, interactive, and relevant learning opportunities. While celebrating the strengths of our traditions, we encourage innovation in response to a changing world.

Pinkerton Academy
Pinkerton Academy
5 Pinkerton St.
Derry, NH 03038


Team 241: The Astros

The Astros of Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH have been a successful FIRST team since 1993, competing two times at the national level. We currently have more than thirty active members and are competing in two regional challenges this year. We hope to see you there!

The FIRST mission is, “…to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.”

FIRST promotes the concept of gracious professionalism as a core concept of of all competitions

Coined by National Advisor Dr. Woodie Flowers, gracious professionalism encourages hard work and respects individuals and the community. At the same time, however, it encourages healthy competition and mutual gain. Gracious Professionalism is a lifelong skill that benefits those who understand and use it for a lifetime.

The 2011 FRC Challange is "LogoMotion".

For more information about FIRST, check out the FIRST website.


Manchester NH Regional Count Down

Boston MA Regional Count Down