Meet the Head Tour Guides

 

At Concord Academy, there is no model student, no one path. CA is a high school for individuals to pursue and cultivate their passions, within a supportive, structured environment. Depending upon who you ask, CA means many different things. Here, our head tour guides tell you their stories and what they love about CA.

 

Annie McGarry ’23

Annie McGarry ’23

Day Student, Concord, MA

“I chose CA because I saw that at CA you are part of a larger community that welcomes and celebrates one another as the students, friends, individuals, artists and athletes that they are. Seeing how much the teachers cared about their classes and students and the joy that students had for their school showed me how CA represented the opportunity to find a community of people who loved to learn and take advantage of “trying out it all” while being surrounded by classmates and friends with shared common values.”

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Camille Hick ’22

Camille Hick ’22

Day Student, Concord, MA

“My older brother attended CA, and every single day, he came home and raved about his day. Every single one of his classes and teachers were way more interesting than mine. This jealousy pushed me to look into CA. Every step of the way I met more and more kind students and faculty that were all committed to CA and helped welcome me.”

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Zoe Perlis ’22

Zoe Perlis ’22

Day Student, Cambridge, MA

“When I was applying to CA, the students I met were so kind and genuine with vast and versatile sets of interests. They all seemed to truly grasp the beauty and benefits of the space they occupied. I also loved the familiarity and respect that came with the practice of calling teachers by their first names, which to this day remains a perfect metaphor for CA’s commitment to Common Trust to me.”

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Margo Buchanan ’23

Margo Buchanan ’23

Day Student, Concord, MA

“A moment where I knew I belonged at CA was on the bus to one of our first basketball games. Members of the Varsity and JV teams were just talking, joking around, and playing music, and it felt so great to be a part of something where students of any grade could get along and be friends.”

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Talya Borisy ’22

Talya Borisy ’22

Day Student, Belmont, MA

“One of my favorite classes I have taken at CA so far was “The Presidency”. This class taught me about the historical role of the US Presidency, in conjunction with the 2020 presidential election. I gained a better understanding of the role of the president in the US through looking at past precedents and present political events. What I also love about having taken this class is that it has stuck with me even after the semester ended. I look at political events, news broadcasts, and newspapers through a different, more conscientious and skeptical lens, and I am so glad I was able to take this class.”

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Eliza Morton ’22

Eliza Morton ’22

Day Student, Lexington, MA

“Going to a new school with people you don’t know can be really scary, but remember that everyone else in your grade is new too, and everyone wants to make the transition as smooth as possible for you.”

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Charlie Apolinsky ’22

Charlie Apolinsky ’22

Boarding Student, Atlanta, GA

“Common Trust is the thing that allows us to confide in a peer we just met, ask for help in front of the entire class, take risks without fear of embarrassment.”

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Morgan Glazier ’22

Morgan Glazier ’22

Day Student, Concord, MA

“Concord Academy’s commitment to finding balance between academics, athletics, and arts allows for an environment where students can branch out and each explore their unique set of interests. When I visited campus, I was able to see the visible connection that students and faculty have. CA’s smaller class sizes allow for more vibrant class discussions and for classmates and teachers to get to know each other better.”

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Gary Sun ’22

Gary Sun ’22

Boarding Student, Shenzhen, China

“I was immediately hooked by the idea of Common Trust that CA upholds, and I really appreciated how CA is such a small and tightly bonded community that brings warmth to each member. For an international student like myself, being away from home was always daunting at first. Nothing was more reassuring to the 14-year-old me than a second home where I’m cared for and supported with love!”

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Kelly Zhang ’22

Kelly Zhang ’22

Boarding Student, Beijing, China

“As a boarding community, we share an extraordinary bond, as for many of us we are across the world or country from our home. One of my favorite traditions is house competitions. House comp is a friendly competition between the boarding houses throughout the year, consisting of entertaining activities.”

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