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Live an Attentive Life:Assistant Head of School and Academic Dean John Drew P’15 ’19 Gives Parting Commencement Address in CA’s 97th Year

June 04, 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. Some of his advice for CA’s newly minted alumnae/i: “Being awake to your surroundings is essential. You and the world both need that attention and connection.”

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Have a Wonderful Summer!

June 4, 2019

Congratulations to all our graduates and their families! We wish you all the best as you move on to the next stage of your lives. Please remember that you are always part of the Concord Academy community. We look forward to seeing returning students back on campus in August. Thanks for making this another wonderful year at CA.

Commencement 2019

June 4, 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. Some of his advice for CA’s newly minted alumnae/i: “Being awake to your surroundings is essential. You and the world both need that attention and connection.”

Summer Reading Lists for Students

June 1, 2019

The summer reading lists for students for returning students is on CA Connect. All lists for grades 9–12 can be found here.

Taking In the World at a Human Pace: Some Recent CA Faculty and Student Pilgrimages

May 24, 2019

CA students and teachers will soon set out on a pilgrimage along a portion of the Camino de Santiago in Galicia. Others have made pilgrimages here in New England and around the world.

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

May 24, 2019

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.

 

Reclaiming a Piece of CA History

May 24, 2019

Concord Academy recently seized a rare opportunity to reintegrate a piece of its history.

Haines and Hobson Renovations Near Completion

May 24, 2019

This year, construction has been steadily underway on the common room, campus residences, and facilities connecting the historic Haines and Hobson houses — work that will usher in remarkable changes in the residential landscape of West Campus.

NCAA Transgender Swimmer Schuyler Bailar Brings His Inspiring Story to Concord Academy

May 21, 2019

Why do we give attention to people who are coming out as trans or LGBTQ? How does doing so either normalize or sensationalize their existence? These are some of the candid, hard-to-frame questions that Concord Academy students had the opportunity to ask on May 16 of visiting speaker Schuyler Bailar, the first openly transgender athlete to compete on a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 men’s team.

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