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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.


Samantha Morrison ’19

Day Student – Wayland, Mass.

“I am experiencing how fun it is to learn for the sake of learning.”

Ella Griffiths ’20

Day Student – Concord, Mass.

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

Lev Ko ’21

Day Student – Chestnut Hill, Mass.

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

Hayden Jennings ’21

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.”

Cindy Bao ’21

Boarder – Beijing, China

“Be open-minded and ready to experiment!”

Vedika Sharma ’20

Day Student – Newton Centre, Mass.

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

Selina Jiang ’19

Boarding Student – Shanghai, China

“I have met people from all different perspectives and backgrounds that challenged my thinking and motivated me to dig deeper into social justice.”

Diana Sanchez ’19

Boarder – Bronx, N.Y.

“I learned that I'm more of a risk-taker than I thought.”

Haley Wixom ’20

Day – Concord, Mass.

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

Liat Tesfazgi ’20

Day – 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.”

Lucian Sharpe ’20

Day – Concord, Mass.

“After being at CA for two years I can say that common trust is present in all aspects of life at Concord.”

Anna Sander ’20

Day – Lincoln, Mass.

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

Elizabeth Mulgrew de Laire ’19

Day – Carlisle, Mass.

“My favorite aspect of being a student at Concord Academy is the freedom I have to do the things that interest me. ”

Mira LaRocca ’20

Day – Concord, Mass.

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

David Korn ’19

Day – Waban, Mass.

“The best class I've taken has been Kim's class on Monotheistic religions. It was a perfect blend of current events and historical analysis.”

Ashley Kim ’19

Boarder – Seoul, South Korea

“CA has offered me an amazing experience that I couldn't even have thought of before coming to CA.”

Gabriella Kennealy ’19

Day – Lexington, Mass.

“I chose CA because of the sense of community I felt when I visited campus for the first time.”

Isabelle Charles ’19

Boarder – Milton, Mass.

“I chose CA not only because of the academic rigor and the endless exposure to opportunities but also for the community.”

Kate Bacigalupo ’20

Boarder – Hamilton, Mass.

“I really value discussion-based learning and the use of primary source materials.”

Jason He ’19

Boarding – Beijing, China

“CA provides me such great opportunities to connect my seemingly distinct interests.”

Serina Oh ’20

Boarding – Seoul, South Korea

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