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CA Magazine

Summer 2023

In this issue of Concord Academy Magazine, we wrap up CA’s Centennial with voices from across our school community and celebrate the students, faculty and staff, and alums who contribute so much to this school and the world.

An Unprecedented Opportunity

This is the moment for the global CA community to support the Centennial Campaign. Learn about the planned Centennial Arts Center and a bold leap for the school’s endowment.

News and Stories

CA Dining Hall Promotes Sustainable Eating

On September 13, Concord Academy students gathered in the Performing Arts Center to meet the people responsible for the abundance of delicious and nutritious food on campus. Students learned more about the healthy options the dining hall provides for the entire community, including individuals with special dietary needs. The dining services leadership team also shared their commitment to setting environmentally responsible goals for CA’s dining hall and supporting the school’s progress toward sustainability targets.

Convocation Ceremony Opens the 2023–24 School Year with Focus on Belonging

The first day of the 2023-24 school year began with a heartfelt Convocation ceremony in the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel. Modern and Classical Languages Department Head Carmen Welton gave a powerful speech about finding belonging through community that resonated with all. Co-President of the Board of Trustees Jen Burleigh ʼ85, Student Head of School Jessie Ma ’24, and Head of School Henry D. Fairfax also took the podium to offer a warm welcome to CA. We can’t wait to see where the year takes us.

New CA Faculty and Staff in 2023–24

Concord Academy welcomes new faculty and staff members to campus during the 2023–24 school year.

Eyewitness History

This summer, Concord Academy history teachers Kim Frederick and Topi Dasgupta P’22 ’25 in partnership with the Concord Museum and the History and Education subcommittee of the Concord 250 civic engagement committee worked with local educators to develop a primary-source public curricula on the American Revolution.

This Is the Year: Help Close the CA Centennial Campaign

The Concord Academy Centennial Campaign is our great opportunity to celebrate CA’s role in shaping the lives of young people. Across generations, our graduates demonstrate over and over that those who live and learn at CA develop into forces for good, magnifying this school’s impact in the world. We must continue to serve and encourage all of our students, and to see them for who they are and who they can become. This is our charge and our joyful responsibility.

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Studying old-growth longleaf pines in Georgia, CA students discover more than meets the eye.


Meet the Admissions Team

Concord Academy attracts students who love learning in a challenging and supportive environment, embrace diverse people and ideas, are curious about the world around them, and uphold strong community values. Get in touch to learn more about our community.

Meet the Students

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