Today, Head of School Rick Hardy announced that the Board of Trustees has authorized CA school leadership to move toward a gradual reopening of campus for boarders and day students for safety-driven, in-person learning in STAC 2, which begins on October 16. Next week,...
Substantial changes have been made across the Concord Academy campus for the safety and well-being of the CA community.In addition to the changes noted below, a second health center has been created at Concord Academy to aid in caring for individuals with COVID-19...
This year, we welcome seven new faculty and staff members to the CA adult community: James Booth, science; Hannah Dunphy, Merrill Genoa, and Maria LeBlanc, Advancement and Engagement; Robert Munro, dean of academic program and equity; Shamime Shaw and Zora Vermilya, Wilcox Fellows in film and English. Read about them here.
The Community and Equity Office has hosted three required orientation events for 9th graders and will continue to engage with this class and older students throughout the fall. All new students participated in sessions introducing, considering, and practicing courageous conversations. Read about these workshops here.
We ask faculty to abide by the following guidelines: for 9th and 10th graders, no more than 2 hours per week per class (roughly 30 minutes per class per night); for 11th and 12th graders, no more than 3 hours per week per class (roughly 40 minutes per class per night). Faculty have been allowing for time during their 70 minute classes for students to begin their out-of-class work; any work assigned on top of that should not exceed the guidelines offered above. We’ve asked faculty to be mindful of the amount of screen time needed to complete out-of-class assignments as we want to ensure that students have sufficient time to step away from their screens each day. Click through for the full message.
On Saturday, September 5, the Student Life Office welcomed more than 70 new CA students to campus in person for Orientation. We hope our new students felt the warmth and excitement the CA community offers. Welcome, new CA community members!
Convocation Marked the Beginning of Concord Academy’s 99th Academic Year, With a Focus on Engaging with Open Minds and Hearts
On September 1, 2020, the Concord Academy community gathered not in the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel but on a videoconference from homes near and far. While the virtual setting marked the start of a school year unlike any other, the themes of this year’s Convocation were familiar. Speakers, including Laura Twichell ’01, Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65, and Zahaan Khalid ’21, called for mutual commitments to listen closely and see one another fully, even and especially in online spaces.
On September 1, Student Head of School Zahaan Khalid ’21 spoke at Convocation to open the 2020–21 school year.
Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65, president of the Concord Academy Board of Trustees, spoke at Convocation to open the 2020–21 academic year.
To Honor, to Unlearn, to Grow: 2020 Convocation Remarks by Laura Twichell ’01, Director of Community and Equity
“Being in community erodes division,” said Laura Twichell ’01, CA’s director of community and equity, in her Convocation remarks to open the 2020–21 school year. “Being in community erodes prejudice. Being in community erodes isolation and fear.”