From far and near, families came to Concord Academy in October to experience a bit of what it’s like to be a CA student. During Family Weekend, parents attended classes, visited studios, met with teachers and advisors, and cheered on their children’s teams. Families got to know one another better at social gatherings, the annual Community Dinner hosted by CA Parents, and at this year’s first meeting of the CA Parents Book Club. Many attended a CA Parents Council meeting and conversations with the College Counseling Office staff. Others enjoyed open rehearsals of the fall mainstage production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a Dance 3 class, as well as presentations by the Performing Arts Department of works in progress by a variety of student music groups and CA Dance Project. View photos from Family Weekend below.
On October 4, more than 100 Concord Academy alumnae/i, former faculty, and current faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the dedication of the new commons connecting Haines and Hobson to Bill Bailey P’87 ’88 ’91, GP’21 ’22, former History Department head, who taught, mentored, and inspired CA students from 1967 through 2002, and whose legacy will endure for decades to come. Read more
On September 10, in collaboration with Nashoba Brooks School, Concord Academy hosted two talks by psychotherapist and presenter Lynn Lyons, LICSW, about effective approaches to addressing and preventing anxiety.
Marking the Start of Concord Academy’s 98th School Year, Convocation Focused on Learning as Individuals and in Community
On September 3, the CA community gathered for Convocation. Rick Hardy, head of school; Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65, president of the Board of Trustees; and Vedika Sharma ’20, student head of school, made remarks. Jon Waldron, coach of CA’s cross-country and track and field teams, gave the Convocation address.