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 their children’s advisors, and cheered on CA’s athletic teams. While parents attended classes, students took part in Community and Equity programming in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day. Chorus, chamber music and jazz ensembles, and advanced dance classes held open rehearsals, as did the cast of the fall mainstage production, She Kills Monsters. With opportunities for families both to observe and participate, this tradition is a highlight of every year and an important occasion for building community. We are glad so many families were able to attend and pleased to share this gallery of photos.
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.
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.
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!