What CA Means to Me

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.


Keshav Narra '18

Day Student from Lexington, Mass.

“At CA, I discovered my passion for government and politics.”

Aaron Carrasco '18

Boarding student from Bronx, N.Y.

“Taking photos has taught me to go to places that I would otherwise never have gone.”

Serina Oh '20

Boarding Student from Seoul, South Korea

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

Stanley Zheng '17

Rutherford, NJ

“At the end of the day, I know I can always fall back onto the warm, tight-knit boarding community.”

Jamie Aciukewicz ’18

Harvard, Mass.

“CA gives high school students a unique opportunity to pursue all our interests, rather than having to pick and choose. ”

Izzy Balson ’18

Newton, Mass.

“I was drawn to CA first and foremost by the community.”

Leah Drotch ’17

Westborough, Mass.

“I have the freedom to take the most interesting classes, to live independently, to be friends with anyone in all grades, and to truly be myself.”

Emily Marquis ’18

Burlington, Mass.

“I love how common trust creates a mutual respect between all members of the community.”

Monica Roy ’18

Belmont, Mass.

“I had never been so engaged in a class or fascinated by what I was learning before I came to CA.”

Ben Zide ’18

Woburn, Mass.

“I count some of my teachers my closest friends. CA would not be the same without its dedicated and passionate faculty.”

Linc Berkley ’17

Concord, Mass.

“CA students aren’t motivated merely to do well in their classes but also to explore ideas and follow their interests.”

Caitlin Timmons ’18

Lynnfield, Mass., and Belmont, Mass.

“I feel comfortable taking risks and challenging myself, because I know that there are people looking out for me who want me to succeed.”

Emily Yeo ’17

Chestnut Hill, Mass.

“The boarding community has given me a space where I can be myself, invaluable friendships, and a home.”

Nick Ornstein ’17

Watertown, Mass.

“CA helped me discover a part of myself that I never knew existed.”

Anika Talwar ’17

Lunenburg, Mass.

“Everyone here has a deep passion for what they do, and that energy is contagious.”

Sam Barton '17

Cambridge, Mass.

“The whole community gathers to listen to one teenage voice, which makes for 15 amazing minutes, three times a week.”

Kaity Goodwin ’18

Day Student from Billerica, Mass.

“CA has really helped to shape my character and leadership abilities.”

Grace Lin ’17

Zhejiang, China

“This year I went to the Student Diversity Leadership Conference, and it was one of the most refreshing and transformative experiences of my life.”

Jane Lindstrom ’17

Hollis, N.H.

“Every day I feel challenged to become a stronger student, a more ambitious artist, and a better person.”

Allie Morin ’17

Lynnfield, Mass.

“I have grown more confident in myself and in my work, and am ready to take on any challenge.”

Theo Nunez ’18

Boarding Student from Chicago, Ill.

“It was fun to work with my teacher to solve a problem together.”