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CA Beyond the Classroom: Remarks from the Student Head of School

May 05, 2017

Student Head of School Mary Craig ’17 welcomed parents to the community event CA Beyond the Classroom on Sunday, April 30, kicking off an afternoon of workshops, socializing, and dinner that gave families an inside look at student life at CA. Read her full remarks.

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2016–17 Davidson Lecture: Refinery29, Philippe von Borries ’97 and Justin Stefano ’98

April 7, 2017

On April 6, Justin Stefano ’98 and Philippe von Borries ’97 returned to their alma mater to present the 2016–17 Davidson Lecture and speak with students and faculty over lunch. They also gave a CATalk to families and alumnae/i that evening in Kendall Square, tracing their zigzagging path from some humble origins. Read more about how they built the world’s largest media company focused on women and the advice they had for CA students.

All About Spring Session 2017

March 28, 2017

CA students took two day experimental courses from Tuesday, March 7 to Friday, March 10, 2017 in order to engage with different topics that the students would not be able to learn about during the normal school days. Forty two different courses were offered during spring session with each course introducing unique ideas to the students. As part of a two-day course on reporting called “Live From Spring Session,” Ashley Kim ‘19, David Korn ‘19 and Izzy Charles ‘19 got a crash-course in journalism basics, then went straight out into the field. Armed with smartphone cameras and reporters’ notebooks, they saw classes in action, interviewed students and faculty, and wrote articles on a real-world deadline. Read some of their coverage and photos of Spring Session 2017.

You’re Invited to a CATalk in Boston on April 6

March 28, 2017

You are invited to join fellow CA alumnae/i, parents and friends  for good food, drink and conversation as we welcome Philippe von Borries ’97 and Justin Stefano ’98, co-founders of Refinery29, to talk about the future of digital media. The event will take place on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., CATalk at 7:00 p.m. at the Kimpton Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, MA. Spouses and other guests welcome. $15 per person. Kindly RSVP here.

Senior Transition Seminar

March 28, 2017

The seniors will take part in a Transition Seminar this Friday afternoon, which will be kicked off by keynote speaker and NYT best selling author Harlan Cohen. Following Cohen’s presentation, the students will partake in a series of discussions around topics that alums have noted as relevant to graduating CA students. The evening will wind down with dinner and will wrap up by 7 p.m.

CA Model United Nations To Host it’s 13th Annual Conference on April 8

March 28, 2017

Concord Academy Model UN will host it’s 13th annual conference on Saturday April 8th, with over 200 delegates from 20 New England schools attending. The conference is led by Yury Namgung ’17 and her staff of over 20 CA students. Delegates representing countries or historic figures will negotiate political issues and solve crises with the hope of writing and voting on a series of resolutions by the end of day. For more information visit the club page.

Memo to Parents of Spring Team Sport Athletes

March 28, 2017

The focus of Sue Johnson, Director of Athletics, is to support the students and coaches as they pursue their team and individual goals this winter. In order to have a successful season, Sue wants to point out a few items to assist you in following and supporting your child’s team this season, including: the mandatory Code of Conduct, team sports schedules, and process on how athletes may depart away games.

Colin Levin ’03: A Talented & Determined Opera Baritone

March 8, 2017

Last Thursday, the school gathered to hear the story and songs of Colin Levin ’03. A professional opera singer and voice teacher, Levin filled the chapel with his voice, his story, and with his self-deprecating humor.

Girls Varsity Squash Wins NEPSAC Championship

March 7, 2017

The Girls Varsity Squash team traveled to the Pomfret School last week with the goal of competing well in the Class C NEPSAC tournament against formidable competition from across the region. Match after match CA players earned hard fought victories resulting in all 7 players finishing in the top 5 of their flight. As a result, CA secured the highest prize of the day, the Class C NEPSAC championship trophy. Impressively, CA’s march to the top step of the podium included wins over 3 higher ranked opponents.

Video: Kim Frederick Discusses Spring Session

March 7, 2017

Every year before spring break, CA students have a unique, weeklong opportunity to explore disciplines outside their traditional classroom schedule. From understanding the physics behind bowling, to learning how to stock market works, to becoming a word puzzle guru, or even how to run for office when you turn 18, Kim Frederick discusses what happens during Spring Session at CA and why it’s so special.

History Department Creates Avenues for Civics Conversations

March 7, 2017

Over the past few weeks, the History Department, in partnership with C&E, has worked to create more spaces for students to learn about the workings of the American government and to ask questions about current events. At a curricular level, history courses across the department have been devoting a long block class to looking at the origins, design, and evolution of the Constitution. The goal, the history faculty note, is not to cover everything, but to help students gain increasing comfort with the structure of the Constitution such that they know where to look when they wonder “is that Constitutional?” In addition, history faculty have hosted two open “Ripped from the Headlines” discussion sessions, inviting the community to share questions, thoughts, and feelings around events unfolding in the news. Moving into the spring, C&E plans to continue the initiative, working with other departments to make ongoing space in the curriculum for conversations and connections around the current climate.