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Entrepreneur Speaker Series: With Hire Harlem, Alex Ocampo ’10 is Promoting Businesses That Elevate His Community

January 29, 2018

Alex Ocampo ’10 visited Concord Academy on January 25 to talk about his business Hire Harlem as part of the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. He spent a full day and evening on campus, meeting with the assistant dean for Community and Equity, attending a history class on reform and social change in America and a course on mathematics and social justice, having dinner with students of color, and delivering two talks — an assembly for students, faculty, and staff, and an evening conversation with parents, fellow alumnae/i, and trustees.

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Parents News

CA Campus Scene: 2/6–2/20

February 19, 2018

Photos from recent campus events, including Winterfest, the ski team, and Model UN.

Recap of Parents’ Meeting with Dr. Robert Evans

February 17, 2018

If you were unable to attend the CA Parents’ Winter Meeting on February 6, you may click through to watch a video of the meeting.

Recap of PIN Annual Meeting Held at CA on January 26

February 17, 2018

PIN recently held its Annual Meeting at Concord Academy on January 26. The topic was “Innovative Curriculum: Preparing Kids for the Future.” If you would like to read a summary of the lively discussion, please click to read more.

Senior Transition Program 2018

February 17, 2018

On the afternoon and evening of Friday, April 6, seniors will take part in a series of workshops focused on the transition to college. This mandatory event is designed to encourage students to think about ways to avoid high-risk behaviors and promote their own wellness as they transition to college. It will involve presentations about alcohol and other drugs and consent in intimate relationships, as well as insights from recent alumnae/i. The evening will conclude with dinner and wrap up by 7 p.m.

March Break: Spring Session and Departure Details

February 17, 2018

Spring Session will run on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 7, 8, and 9. 

Spring break begins on Friday, March 9, with boarders departing by 4 p.m. CA will offer a bus that leaves promptly from school at 12 noon on March 9 with drop-offs at Logan Airport and South Station. Houses will reopen at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 25. (Please note that we are returning on Sunday following March break instead of Monday as we have previously). All boarders should return to campus by 8 p.m. Classes will resume on Monday, March 26. CA will send a bus on March 25 to Logan Airport (Terminal A) with pick-up at 7 p.m. sharp and another pick-up at 7:15 p.m. at South Station. There will be a sign-up worksheet as we get closer to the break. International students must connect with Annie Bailey if the timing of our house availability is problematic for their flight plans.

Boarding students departing for CA-sponsored trips are working with their trip leaders to find housing for Friday and/or Saturday nights with local families.

Junior Class Leadership Retreat, April 6 and 7

February 15, 2018

The Junior Class Leadership Retreat this year is scheduled to take place on April 6 and 7. The purpose of this retreat is for the junior class to spend some time away from campus to focus on what leadership entails, in anticipation of becoming seniors the following year. This retreat is a required event for all juniors. In past years, this weekend has proven to be wonderful, and we’re really looking forward to working with this year’s class during the upcoming weekend. If you have any questions, thoughts, or comments, please contact Sally Zimmerli.

Winterfest Was a Huge Success!

February 15, 2018

The evening of February 3 was full of food, laughter, talent, and raffle prize winnings! Thank you to all who contributed to the most successful raffle in history, with over 80 individual prizes handed out. We are still waiting for final accounting to confirm the amount we raised towards Financial Aid, but we have accounted for more than $12,000 raised thus far.  

Community and Equity Assembly: Scholar Natasha Kumar Warikoo On How We Think About Race and Meritocracy, And Why It Matters

February 9, 2018

On February 8, Concord Academy welcomed Natasha Kumar Warikoo, Ph.D., to speak to students in the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel. An expert on the relationships between education, racial and ethnic diversity, and cultural processes in schools and universities, Warikoo is an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is currently a Guggenheim fellow at work on a book about racial change in suburban America. She spoke at CA about the research that informed her most recent book, The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities.

CA Winter Parents Meeting TONIGHT, February 6

February 6, 2018

You are invited to the winter CA Parents meeting on Tuesday, February 6, from 6:15 to 8 p.m. Our keynote speaker, Robert Evans, Ed.D., will discuss mental health in today’s modern world and how, together, parents and CA can tackle stress, anxiety, and other issues facing adolescents. 

You are welcome to join fellow parents in the SHAC atrium for refreshments at 6:15 p.m., followed by the conversation with Dr. Evans at 7 p.m. in the dance studio.
 For those who cannot make it to campus that night, please use this link to livestream the event remotely:


Student Council Chronicles, Week of 2/5

February 5, 2018

Each week, the Student Council assembles a document that outlines upcoming student life activities, athletic events, dining hall meals, and other odds and ends (including a featured faculty spotlight). They have agreed to let us share a version of this with parents. Our parent newsletter survey revealed that this sort of information is desired, so we hope you find this useful! You may find this week’s “Student Council Chronicle” here.