What CA Means to Me


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, a few of our students tell you what CA means to them.


Kate Bacigalupo

Boarder – Hamilton, Mass.

For me, common trust is the glue that holds our community together. It is the trust and respect between faculty and students.

Haley Wixom

Day Student – Concord, Mass.

“One of my favorite things about CA is the tremendous amount of activities students are able and encouraged to pursue.”

Hayden Jennings

Day Student – Concord, Mass.

“I’ve learned that I can do a lot more than I thought I could, when I put my mind to it.”

Vedika Sharma

Day Student – Newton Centre, Mass.

“The teachers at CA truly care about the success of each individual student.”

Ella Griffiths

Day Student – Concord, Mass.

“I love meeting new students from all around the globe who shared similar passions.”

Lucian Sharpe

Day Student – Concord, Mass.

One thing I feel very strongly about is the teachers’ unwavering dedication. Their commitment to the students and the material is impressive and inspiring.

Rose Sinkus

Boarder – Lyme, N.H.

My favorite things about boarding life are the more mundane gatherings on the weekends, at SHAC nights, or late at night during the week to play volleyball. 

Cindy Bao

Boarder – Beijing, China

“Be open-minded and ready to experiment!”

Liat Tesfazgi

Day Student – Somerville, Mass.

“I was drawn to CA because of its atmosphere — I loved the sense of community that was clearly integral to the school both socially and academically.”

Anna Sander

Day Student – Lincoln, Mass.

“At CA, I love the option of crafting my schedule to focus on classes I especially want to take.”

Miles Berry

Day Student – Concord, Mass.

I chose CA because I found that it possessed a degree of both intimacy and respect between students, teachers, and all members of the community and because it was a place that allowed for people of different interests and backgrounds not only to coexist, but to flourish.

Mira LaRocca

Day Student – Concord, Mass.

“Having the freedom to learn about what you’re interested in is a privilege most high school students don’t get.”

Anna Dormitzer

Day Student – Concord, Mass.

I chose CA because of the people. I have always been a person who thrives in tight-knit communities, and I have most certainly found that in CA, to a larger extent than I could have imagined.

Lev Ko

Day Student – Chestnut Hill, Mass.

“This class instilled a work ethic in me that I believe will last me the rest of my life.”

Ava Glazier

Day Student – Concord, Mass.

I love that at CA I am able to learn from my teachers both inside and outside of the classroom.

Sae Gleba

Day Student – Brookline, Mass.

CA has really shaped me into the person that I am today. I am deeply indebted to the community here.

Matty Shields

Day Student – Watertown, Mass.

CA provides me with the flexibility to focus on my passions both inside and outside the classroom while also having a non-competitive but extremely challenging environment that is supportive and welcoming.

Cherie Jiraphanphong

Boarder – Bangkok, Thailand

“CA allows students to not only find their passion in academic subjects but also in themselves. The faculty and students here really challenge me to have a better understanding of our connected world and better knowledge of myself.

Serina Oh

Boarder – Seoul, South Korea

“At CA, I’ve become more and more confident in what I say.”