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Love As a Way Forward: CA Celebrates the Class of 2023 with Centennial Commencement Speaker André Robert Lee

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!

Tech Expo Celebrates Student Ingenuity

An informal Tech Expo offered students a chance to share cool and cutting-edge projects with each other this week. Quinn Williams ’25 test-drove a real-time fractal math model he had created and Mia Sinno Smith ’25 compared the machine learning models she had programmed.

2023 Senior Projects Innovate and Inspire

This spring, 32 Concord Academy 12th graders showed their love of learning by completing senior projects. These self-designed, faculty-supported programs offered students one-of-a-kind educational experiences.

CA Celebrates Successful Spring Athletic Season

CA athletics enjoyed another successful season including Eastern Independent League (EIL) and New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) championships and a victory over Bancroft School in the second annual Spring Cup rivalry event.

Film/Dance/Music Co-Lab Sparks Student Synergy

This spring, Concord Academy’s Film/Dance/Music Co-Lab broke barriers with its multidisciplinary art collaboration. Dance program co-director Rika Okamoto’s Choreographer’s Workshop and Dance Technique classes created original dances to songs by music teacher Nate Tucker’s Digital Music Composition class. Students in the Special Topics: Cinematography course taught by film teacher Justin Bull P’25 used their creative lens to capture the action.

West Campus FAQs

Learn more about the West Campus construction project including the planned Centennial Arts Center.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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...

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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.
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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.
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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.
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