CA cross-country returned to its home course, Great Brook Farm, on November 3 to host the 2023 Eastern Independent League (EIL) Championships. Running first, the girls placed eighth in a very strong field, with all CA runners improving significantly from their earlier effort on the same course. They were followed by the boys team, which faced a neck-and-neck competition. CA edged ahead in the final 200 meters to earn the first-place title. CA runners on the girls and boys teams set 25 personal bests in a memorable day for the program. Go Green!
The first day of the 2023-24 school year began with a heartfelt Convocation ceremony in the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel. Modern and Classical Languages Department Head Carmen Welton gave a powerful speech about finding belonging through community that resonated with all. Co-President of the Board of Trustees Jen Burleigh ʼ85, Student Head of School Jessie Ma ’24, and Head of School Henry D. Fairfax also took the podium to offer a warm welcome to CA. We can’t wait to see where the year takes us.
From June 9–11, more than 600 CA community members gathered at Concord Academy for the Centennial Celebration. It was a joyous party and a tribute to the power of a CA education. The festive weekend program included reunion class gatherings, panels, tours, and performances — it was truly an unprecedented opportunity for alums across generations to connect.
Concord Academy’s 100th school year culminated in a heartwarming ceremony on May 26, 2023, when the CA community gathered in pride in Academy Garden to honor its newest graduates. Commencement speaker André Robert Lee spoke on the power of love as a way forward in a moving speech, followed by the awarding of the diplomas. Congratulations to the class of 2023!