CA News

Filmmaker André Robert Lee Will Speak at CA’s 2023 Commencement

Concord Academy will welcome André Robert Lee to speak at Commencement on May 26, 2023. A filmmaker, keynote speaker, consultant, writer, and educator, Lee has committed his career to “building an army of change agents.” He currently serves as the executive producer for the WNYC Live Radio show Notes from America with Kai Wright.

Concord Academy Goes Behind the Scenes of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

During Spring Session, CA students got a unique glimpse of the inner workings of a world-class music organization by observing the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in rehearsal.

CA Students Learn the Art of Looking at Harvard Art Museum

The Spring Session course Art: How to Look and What to See taught students how to analyze and understand creative works at the Harvard Art Museum.

2022-23 Winter Athletic Season Recap

CA winter teams enjoyed a successful season! The girls varsity Alpine ski team won a Central Massachusetts Ski League championship with senior Tory Adams ’23 securing league and New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) individual championships. Both the wrestling and squash programs represented CA well at the NEPSAC championship. Go Green!

Pippin Makes Theater Magic on the Mainstage

The Concord Academy Performing Arts Department wowed audiences with whimsical performances of Pippin on February 24 and 25. Directed by theater teacher Megan Schy Gleeson, student artists used music, movement, and even magic to tell the story of a young prince searching for meaning in his life.

CA Students Educate Community on a Year of War in Ukraine

On February 24, Concord Academy gathered to reflect on the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. History teacher Ed Rafferty and students Nathan Rothschild ’23 and Andrii Vedmid ’26 presented about the roots of the ongoing war and how the CA community...

read more

A Century in the Making

Concord Academy is preparing for the most ambitious capital project in its 100-year history: a chance to unify its program and campus to meet the needs of students today, with flexibility to adapt as 21st-century education evolves. Anchored by a new Centennial Arts Center, a reconfigured West Campus will be the capstone to a campus vision decades in development.
read more

Aiming Higher

Concord Academy’s Gender Equity Task Force, led by Courtney Fields-Thomas, Alex Holmes, and Grant Hightower, has been modeling systemic change in supporting students of all genders. The school’s approach is grounded in the knowledge that this community has always been gender-diverse, whether it appeared so or not, and in its founding vision of advancing gender equity.
read more

Stepping Through

During the pandemic, many people discovered their habitual ways of working weren’t adding up to a meaningful life. That came as no surprise to three CA alums who had already chosen less stressful, more intentional paths. Attorney Robert Elwood ’78, publisher Julianne Lee ’86, and architect Mette Aamodt ’92 share how they recrafted their careers with purpose.
read more

A Hoop Dream Come True

Wake Forest basketball player Xiaolong “Steven” Wu ’20 found the support he needed at CA to realize his dream of playing Division I basketball.
read more

How to Engineer Historical Empathy

Two CA classes recently teamed up to bring local history to life. Kim Frederick’s U.S. history research seminar and a mobile apps computer science class taught by Ben Stumpf ’88 created augmented reality history tours to tell the stories of the people—Nipmuc, Wampanoag, English, African, and American—who lived where Concord Academy now sits.
read more

For the Public Good

As an intern with the Tufts School of Medicine, Joanne Oh ’23 helped challenge the notion of “vaccine hesitancy,” tying COVID vaccination disparities to measures of structural racism
read more

The Dance Dynasty Continues

Taking over from longtime beloved dance program co-directors, Amy Spencer and Richard Colton P’13, Rika Okamoto and Alexander Brady are supporting CA students every step of the way.
read more

Down Memory Lane

Between 2019 and 2022, former faculty member and author Lucille Stott spoke with more than 300 alums ranging from the class of 1938 to the class of 2025. Her book, Concord Academy at 100: Voices from the First Century, is a testament to the celebration of both individuality and community that guided CA throughout its first century and continues to animate the school today.
read more