CA News

CA Dining Hall Promotes Sustainable Eating

On September 13, Concord Academy students gathered in the Performing Arts Center to meet the people responsible for the abundance of delicious and nutritious food on campus. Students learned more about the healthy options the dining hall provides for the entire community, including individuals with special dietary needs. The dining services leadership team also shared their commitment to setting environmentally responsible goals for CA’s dining hall and supporting the school’s progress toward sustainability targets.

Convocation Ceremony Opens the 2023–24 School Year with Focus on Belonging

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.

New CA Faculty and Staff in 2023–24

Concord Academy welcomes new faculty and staff members to campus during the 2023–24 school year.

Eyewitness History

This summer, Concord Academy history teachers Kim Frederick and Topi Dasgupta P’22 ’25 in partnership with the Concord Museum and the History and Education subcommittee of the Concord 250 civic engagement committee worked with local educators to develop a primary-source public curricula on the American Revolution.

This Is the Year: Help Close the CA Centennial Campaign

The Concord Academy Centennial Campaign is our great opportunity to celebrate CA’s role in shaping the lives of young people. Across generations, our graduates demonstrate over and over that those who live and learn at CA develop into forces for good, magnifying this school’s impact in the world. We must continue to serve and encourage all of our students, and to see them for who they are and who they can become. This is our charge and our joyful responsibility.

Going for Gold

Skiing has been a lifelong passion for Tory Adams ’23, who first hit the slopes at 5 years old and began ski racing at 13. At Concord Academy, she reached peak performance as part of the varsity Alpine ski team, which has dominated the Central Massachusetts Ski League (CMSL).
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Concord Academy’s Centennial Celebration Energizes the CA Community

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.
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CA Centennial Speaker Series Spotlight: In Pursuit of Truth

On June 10, four CA alums gathered in the Performing Arts Center for the panel “In Pursuit of Truth: A Conversation About Journalism and Democracy.” Award-winning journalists Julia Preston ’69, Richard Read ’75, Freddie Tunnard ’07, and Alexandra Berzon ’97 discussed the power of the press to make a social impact.
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CA Centennial Speakers Spotlight: Improving the Human Condition Through Science

On June 10, CA alums Lucy McFadden ’70, Peter de Blank ’92, Connor McCann ’14, and Gail Weinmann ’67 gathered for the Centennial Speaker Series discussion "Improving the Human Condition Through Science: Discovery for the Benefit of All." The science industry leaders spoke about how their work in research and engineering is making a positive impact on the lives of others.
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CA Centennial Speakers Spotlight: The Power of Personal Stories

During the Centennial Celebration weekend, more than 400 attendees filled the Performing Arts Center for “The Power of Personal Stories." Critically acclaimed authors Drew Gilpin Faust ’64, David Michaelis ’75, and Imani Perry ’90 shared their perspectives as part of the Centennial Speaker Series panel moderated by Lucille Stott, author of CA’s Centennial book.
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CA Centennial Speakers Spotlight: Designing for Resilience and Sustainability

During Concord Academy’s Centennial Celebration, one of several Centennial Speaker Series conversations, “Designing for Resilience and Sustainability: The Future is Up to Us,” took place under the tent. A discussion between environmental leaders Tony Patt ’83, Lisa Dreier ’85, and Sonia Lo ’84 addressed the climate crisis and envisioned more sustainable human systems.
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CA Centennial Speakers Spotlight: Changing the Lens

On June 10, Concord Academy hosted “Changing the Lens: Women in Entertainment Share Essential Perspectives” as part of the Centennial Celebration Speaker Series. Film and music industry leaders Natalia Winkelman ’11, Danielle Lee ’93, Rachel Morrison ’96, and Susanna Fogel ’98 discussed making meaningful media.
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CA Centennial Speakers Spotlight: Making Change

On June 10 during Concord Academy’s Centennial Celebration, CA hosted one of several Centennial Speaker Series conversations, “Making Change: Leaders Discuss Empowering Communities and Social Progress,” in the Performing Arts Center. Alum leaders Lara Jordan James ’80, Tremaine Wright ’90, Dave Cavell ’02, and Catherine Gund ’83 discussed social progress through the lenses of education, culture, policy, and politics.
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