Reaffirming Concord Academy’s core values, the school’s renewed mission statement calls on everyone to engage. See what learning looks like on campus today and how alumnae/i Eric Nguyen ’00, Izzy Lowell ’98, Tony Patt ’83, and Amy Longsworth ’76 are working to create a more just and sustainable world.
Concord Academy has become one of the first independent schools in the greater Boston area to adopt a holistic campus sustainability plan. Approved by the Board of Trustees in the spring, the plan defines targets in the categories of food, greenhouse gas reduction, building operations, and institutional support that the school has pledged to meet by its centennial in 2022.
A life-changing trip to Nepal led this acclaimed architect to change careers and open her business, Doula X Design. “Now I’m helping one woman at a time, one family at a time,” she says.
The CEO and co-founder of Modulate, a startup that creates “voice skins” that alter people’s voices for online use, weighs in on the risks and benefits of this new technology.
Kate Morse Erwin ’69 was awarded the 2019 recipient of the Joan Shaw Herman Award for Distinguished Service for a rare and unparalleled passion for improving mental health for the incarcerated.
An after-school mentor teaches teens to think like entrepreneurs.
On October 4, more than 100 Concord Academy alumnae/i, former faculty, and current faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the dedication of the new commons connecting Haines and Hobson to Bill Bailey P’87 ’88 ’91, GP’21 ’22, former History Department head, who taught, mentored, and inspired CA students from 1967 through 2002, and whose legacy will endure for decades to come.
Concord Academy’s sustainability plan resulted from efforts to set meaningful goals for leadership, for change, and for education. Our hope is that this plan will make this school better and, in doing so, might educate students to lead on this issue as we contribute to a more just and sustainable world.
Celebrating the Completion of the CA Houses Initiative, Concord Academy Opens Space to Live and Learn
With the joining of the Haines and Hobson houses, Concord Academy has completed the two-year CA Houses initiative. Improvements to all of the student houses were made possible entirely through the enthusiastic support and generosity of the CA community, which contributed $12 million for construction and an additional $1 million in endowment to maintain the houses.
CA students and teachers will soon set out on a pilgrimage along a portion of the Camino de Santiago in Galicia. Others have made pilgrimages here in New England and around the world.
Culminating a deep dive into what goes into making museum exhibitions, students in CA history teacher Kim Frederick’s history course Object Permanence: Concord and the American Nation gave gallery talks on May 9 at the Concord Museum.
For three weeks in July, CA Latin teacher Karilyn Sheldon brought four CA students and recent graduates to the Caladinho Archaeological Project in Portugal to work alongside professional archaeologists.
For a CA departmental study during the spring 2019 semester, Elliot White ’19 tried her hand at several cameraless photography techniques and earned recognition for her artistry.
In spring 2019, the CA girls varsity tennis team stormed into the NEPSAC finals for the second time in three years. We interviewed returning seniors Lily Gray ’20 and Ella Griffiths ’20 about the team and Hung Treiu P’18, who has coached the squad to the NEPSAC tournament four years in a row.