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The Man and the Myth: Celebrating MLK

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability. If you want to have change, you have to fight for it,” historian Kellie Carter Jackson told the CA community during her Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote speech. This thought-provoking statement set the tone for a day of programming centered on social justice through group discussions, creative workshops, and a dance performance.

Documentarian Ken Dornstein P’23 Shares His Search for the Truth in 2022 Centennial Davidson Lecture

At CA, Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and author Ken Dornstein P’23 shared his riveting life story, a true tale of dogged determination and investigative journalism.

CA Fall Teams Claim Chandler Bowl Victory Once Again

On an idyllic October afternoon, Concord Academy claimed the sixth consecutive Chandler Bowl victory over league rival Pingree School. Against stiff competition, CA’s 10 fall sports teams competed well, once again winning the overall contest in dramatic fashion, with the outcome decided in the final game of the day.

Centennial Chapel Challenge Sets CA’s Second Century in Motion

Concord Academy couldn’t have picked a more beautiful fall day to host the Centennial Chapel Challenge. This October 15 event, one of several celebratory gatherings throughout CA’s 100th academic year, encouraged CA community members to get active together and celebrated the unique history of the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel.

Community and Equity Assembly Brings Larry Spotted Crow Mann Back to CA

While parents and guardians attended Family Weekend classes on Friday, October 7, CA students engaged in Community and Equity Programming in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day. Concord Academy welcomed back acclaimed author, storyteller, and educator Larry Spotted Crow Mann to share his music and culture.

CA Hosts Family Weekend 2022

With beautiful fall weather setting the stage for their visit, Concord Academy families came to campus October 6–8 from near and far to share in the CA experience during Family Weekend. They connected with fellow parents and guardians, visited art studios, met with...

Innocence Project Assembly at CA Raises Awareness of Wrongful Conviction

On September 30, CA welcomed Innocence Project speakers Lisa Kavanaugh P’22 ’25 and Sean Ellis, who presented about wrongful conviction. It was an exceptional opportunity for CA students, faculty, and staff to learn about advocacy for criminal legal system reform.

Centennial Book Features Community Voices from Throughout CA’s First 100 Years

Graduates understand precisely what they mean when they say, “That’s so CA!” So I was not surprised when, in answer to my questions, alumnae/i would often say something like this: ‘I don’t know exactly how to answer that one. But let me tell you a story.’”...

2022–23 Convocation Opens Concord Academy’s 100th Academic Year, and CA’s Second Century

On the morning of August 29, the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel was filled with a new kind of energy. Concord Academy’s 402 students, along with faculty and staff, gathered to begin the school’s 100th academic year—and to begin CA’s second century together.

2022–23 New Faculty and Staff

Concord Academy is pleased to welcome several new members of the faculty and staff for the 2022–23 academic year. Please help us welcome these new teachers, coaches, and other members of CA’s adult community.

Richard Selden P’23 Shares with CA How Rapid DNA Technology Is Advancing Social Justice

When Richard Selden P’23 spoke at an all-school assembly at Concord Academy on November 16, he acknowledged how much CA students want to change the world. “No matter what your academic and career interests are, you can find a way to tie them into fighting for social justice,” he said. Selden shared how he turned his passion for molecular biology into a rapid DNA technology that is making the world a safer place.

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CA Club Helps Fight Food Insecurity Ahead of Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving season, the CA students involved in the Lawrence-Concord Action Partnership (LCAP) aren’t just giving thanks—they’re also giving back. Together the student-led initiative has a goal of fighting food insecurity in the local community. LCAP is making a meaningful difference through its work with the Lazarus House nonprofit organization by volunteering in the soup kitchen and transitional housing program.

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With New Vans, Fans, and Coordinator, CA Makes Progress Toward Sustainability Goals

Science teacher Gretchen Roorbach, CA’s first environmental sustainability and justice coordinator, recently reported on actions the school is taking to meet its sustainability targets. Of several projects of note, a fan system soon to be installed in the gym will reduce heating and cooling demand. The first project approved for the Green Revolving Fund support, it resulted from a proposal created last year for a CA science class on energy and climate by recent graduate Ishan Narra ’22.

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CA Alums Contribute Lively Literary Conversation to Concord Festival of Authors

On October 20, a special literary reunion took place at CA as part of the Concord Festival of Authors. Publisher Susan Knopf ’74 moderated a discussion among authors Julia Glass ’74, Susan Minot ’74, and Ruth Ozeki ’74. Between reflections on their youthful days at Concord Academy and their writing process today, the evening’s talk was lively indeed.

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CA Fall Teams Claim Chandler Bowl Victory Once Again

On an idyllic October afternoon, Concord Academy claimed the sixth consecutive Chandler Bowl victory over league rival Pingree School. Against stiff competition, CA’s 10 fall sports teams competed well, once again winning the overall contest in dramatic fashion, with the outcome decided in the final game of the day.

read more

Centennial Chapel Challenge Sets CA’s Second Century in Motion

Concord Academy couldn’t have picked a more beautiful fall day to host the Centennial Chapel Challenge. This October 15 event, one of several celebratory gatherings throughout CA’s 100th academic year, encouraged CA community members to get active together and celebrated the unique history of the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel.

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