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.

 

Miles Berry

Miles Berry

Day Student, Concord, MA

“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.”

Melanie Chen ’21

Melanie Chen ’21

Day Student, Needham, MA

“Throughout my revisit day, I learned more about how the school functioned, each aspect making me more and more excited to envision myself as a student. I loved experiencing my first “Music Monday,” observing the way teachers care about their students, and even the soft serve I got the chance to taste during lunch. The happiness I felt that day and have felt throughout my past four years at CA is incomparable to anything I felt before.”

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.”

Isadora Goldman Leviton ’21

Isadora Goldman Leviton ’21

Day Student, Lexington, MA

“My human ecology class was my first look into fast fashion and its human rights violations, as well as environmental abuse. By the end of the semester, I realized that there was something so much bigger than me existing and that I had the privilege and responsibility to fix it.”

Cherie Jiraphanphong

Cherie Jiraphanphong

Boarder – Bangkok, Thailand

CA really feels more like a family than an academic place. It 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.

Sam Marquis ’21

Sam Marquis ’21

Day Student, Lexington, MA

“I chose CA because of the breadth of class offerings and the agency that students are given over our schedules. This allows me to pick classes that I find the most interesting. Because I am learning the content that I chose to learn, I am consistently engaged and fascinated by my class work.”

Emma Myers-Rafferty ’21

Emma Myers-Rafferty ’21

Day Student, Concord, MA

“The open and loving community, along with the genuine desire to know more about the world around us.”

Gabriella Ruberto ’21

Gabriella Ruberto ’21

Day Student, Arlington, MA

“I was really excited to find a community where I felt I could be myself and connect with people regardless of academic or extracurricular interests.”

Matty Shields

Matty Shields

Day Student – Watertown, Mass.

“It’s more than the common understanding that your bag will be where you left it. It’s also the knowledge that every single person in the community can be trusted and that everyone has subscribed to being their best selves for the good of the community.”

Rose Sinkus

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. Students from all grades and all aspects of the community come to the SHAC to have fun and play, and it’s a great way to hang out with friends and get to know other people in the community.”

Gary Sun ’22

Gary Sun ’22

Boarding Student, Shenzhen, China

“When I came down to Concord for a tour and interview, the friendliness and kindness of the admission officers, as well as that of everyone on campus, consolidated my impression of CA, and that’s the moment when I decided, “This is it!””

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.”