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Lynn Lyons, LICSW, Speaks at CA about Managing Anxiety at School and at Home

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. With irreverent humor as well thorough grounding in...

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. Read more>

Reunion Weekend 2019: Concord Academy Alumnae/i Reflect and Reconnect

From June 7 through June 9, CA welcomed more than 200 alumnae/i and former faculty back to campus. Idyllic spring weather set the tone for a reunion weekend with strong turnout and great energy.

Commencement 2019

On May 31, a day of hope and promise, Concord Academy celebrated its 97th graduating class. A mixture of solemnity and high spirits marked the occasion, on which Assistant Head and Academic Dean John Drew P’15 ’19, soon to depart CA to become the head of the White Mountain School in Bethlehem, N.H., delivered the Commencement address.

Object Lessons: CA Students in a History of Concord Class Illuminate the Past at the Concord Museum

Culminating a deep dive into what goes into making museum exhibitions, students in CA history teacher Kim Frederick’s history course Object Permanence: Concord and the American Nation gave gallery talks on May 9 at the Concord Museum.

Claudia Rankine Speaks about Citizen: An American Lyric at Concord Academy

On May 15, acclaimed poet Claudia Rankine brought to life the experience of Citizen: An American Lyric, an award-winning, genre-defying book of reflection, art, and cultural criticism, and a required text in Concord Academy’s sophomore English curriculum. Through...

What Are Community Weekends?

Community Weekends are designated weekends when the Student Life Office hosts programming that has historically attracted many students. We designate these weekends Community Weekends so families can plan for times when their child(ren) will spend at least a portion of their weekend enjoying the activities at CA and engaging with the community. We continue this emphasis to align with research that engagement with the school community outside the classroom creates positive academic and socioemotional outcomes for students. Our first Community Weekend was this past weekend, September 6-8. The remaining weekends will be held September 13-15, January 10-12, March 27-29, and May 15-17.

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CA Parents Fall Meeting on September 26

We look forward to welcoming new and returning parents to the 2019–20 academic year at the first CA Parents meeting of the year on Thursday, September 26. The evening will begin with light refreshments in the SHAC (Student Health and Athletic Center) Atrium at 6:15 p.m. followed by the CA Parents meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Dance Studio. If you are unable to attend in person, there will be an opportunity to join via webcast. Program details and more information will be sent separately in the coming weeks. Kindy RSVP here.

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PSAT for Sophomores and Juniors on Saturday, October 19

All sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT at Concord Academy during the morning of Saturday, October 19. No pre-registration is necessary; the fee of $30 will be billed to students’ accounts. Practice booklets will be put in student mailboxes before the end of September. All students should bring several pencils with erasers as well as a calculator; if they choose, they may bring a drink and/or snack to be eaten only during the break. Additional information regarding the PSAT, such as testing rooms, start time, etc., will be posted for students on Schoology.

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PIN Meeting at Beaver Country Day School on Wednesday, October 2

Join the first PIN (Parents’ Independent School Network) presentation of the new academic year. Caroline Maguire, local executive function coach and author of the upcoming book Why Will No One Play With Me?, will discuss her work supporting children and their families who experience challenges with social skills. Coffee and registration at 9:00 a.m. followed by a presentation from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Beaver Country Day School, 791 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill. 

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