CA Magazine Stories

Music Meets Science

Music Meets Science

Musical Instrument Design is cross-listed in the Performing Arts Department and the Science Department and is co-taught by music teacher Nate Tucker and physics teacher Max Hall, providing an opportunity for interdisciplinary engagement.

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Extending Grace

Extending Grace

For Grant Hightower, director of community and equity at Concord Academy, common trust is
indispensable to striving for equity.

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9th Grade Essential Questions

9th Grade Essential Questions

How do you learn? What are you learning about yourself? What are you learning in community? Introduced during CA’s orientation for new students, these essential questions are part of a framework that is helping 9th graders learn the skills they need to flourish at Concord Academy.

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50 Years of Coeducation

50 Years of Coeducation

As Concord Academy nears its 100th birthday, now proudly inclusive of all genders, the school also marks half a century as a coed institution. In an excerpt from a forthcoming book commemorating CA’s Centennial, former faculty member and dean Lucille Stott reflects on this pivotal time in the school’s history.

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On Leadership and Transformation: Meet CA’s Incoming Head of School Henry Fairfax

On Leadership and Transformation: Meet CA’s Incoming Head of School Henry Fairfax

Henry Fairfax will usher in Concord Academy’s second century as our 11th head of school. The more this mission-driven leader learned about CA during the head of school search process, the more he felt in alignment with CA’s mission and realized his own journey had uniquely positioned him to lead Concord Academy. “Our work in education is to be transformational, not transactional,” Fairfax says.

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For the Love of Water

For the Love of Water

CA alumnae/i are fighting to protect an indispensable natural resource and are appreciating it in new ways. An environmental hydrogeologist, Alex Pugh ’95 has been monitoring water and working to mitigate contaminants in Maine for decades. Kate Hudson ’66 has dedicated her nearly 40-year career in environmental law to defending U.S. waterways. Elena Berg ’91 teaches environmental science at the American University of Paris. To better understand the bottled water industry and sustainability, she trained as a water sommelier.

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Environmental Symposium: Ben Stumpf ’88 Encourages All to Bring Their Strengths to the Climate Justice Movement

Environmental Symposium: Ben Stumpf ’88 Encourages All to Bring Their Strengths to the Climate Justice Movement

Gretchen Roorbach, CA science teacher and organizer of the Environmental Symposium, introduced the third and final speaker in the lecture series as one of her environmental role models. Her colleague Ben Stumpf ’88 has been teaching computer science, film, and graphic design at Concord Academy for nearly 20 years and has been involved with the climate movement for almost as long.

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