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Lyn Burr Brignoli ’62 Honored with 2017 Joan Shaw Herman Distinguished Service Award

June 20, 2017

“Positive change flows from a human connection,” says Lyn Burr Brignoli ’62. She received the 2017 Joan Shaw Herman Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her sustained personal efforts on behalf of education both locally and internationally. As a volunteer teacher for children with Down syndrome and other special needs in her Connecticut community, she traveled to Ghana in 2000 with a Fulbright group of teachers. Following that initial trip, she has returned twice to undertake work on a girls’ education initiative.

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CA Mock Trial Club Recap: Is She Guilty?

February 1, 2017

This year’s mock trial case eerily echoes recent headlines from a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport—the case involves a war veteran injured in Afghanistan who returns home and shoots her former high school classmate at a Fourth of July celebration. Was this the premeditated murder of a former high school rival or the acts of a veteran in the throes of post-traumatic stress disorder who mistakenly thought she was under attack when the fireworks went off? For more than two hours, students from Concord Academy will match wits with a Lexington team during a mock trial in which the war veteran is tried for first-degree murder.

Rick Hardy’s Reflection on Recent Executive Order

January 31, 2017

Head of school Rick Hardy sent the below message to the entire school. We wanted to pass this message along to the broader CA community.

Important Update From the Head of School

January 25, 2017

At the end of August, I wrote to you with an update on the independent investigation we asked Attorney Scott Harshbarger and his associates to conduct regarding incidents of sexual misconduct in Concord Academy’s past. As I shared in that letter, the initial investigation confirmed there had been multiple instances of inappropriate conduct, including sexual misconduct, along with various boundary violations on the part of faculty and staff during the late 1970s and mid-80s. I encouraged members of our community to come forward with any additional information and said that, as our work continued, I would write again to share a further update. Today, I am writing to share what we have learned since my letter in August.

Recap of MLK Day at CA

January 24, 2017

On Monday, January 16, 2017, the CA community gathered to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of education around social justice, identity, activism, and race. We were honored to host André Robert Lee, producer of the film I’m Not Racist…Am I?. Read the full debrief on the day from C&E Department Head Laura Twichell.

Choose Your Impact on CA Today

January 23, 2017

Gifts to CA’s Annual Fund are an investment in the school’s educational experience and at the same time, allow CA the flexibility to focus on top priorities. When you make a gift, you can choose how it benefits CA today. Direct your support to financial aid, teaching excellence and faculty support, student experience, or where it’s needed most.

To date, our parents have raised more than $479,000 toward our $1 million goal, with 44% participation. Please join other families and make a gift to the Annual Fund today:


For more information and if you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Parent Annual Fund Co-chairs, Nima Eshghi P’17, ’20 and Daphne Kempner P’17, ’20.

Student Fall Art Show on January 26

January 23, 2017

The Visual Arts Department is excited to announce that, in partnership with the CA Parents Association, there will be an evening art reception for CA Parents on January 26 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. The show features artwork of the past fall term from those students enrolled in visual arts courses. The show occupies all three floors of the Math and Arts Center and as well as the Ransome Room located on the first floor. Light refreshments and coffee will be served.

The Battle of Lexington and Concord on Friday, January 27

January 23, 2017

The entire Concord community is looking forward to cheering on our four basketball teams and the wrestling squad as they take on Lexington Christian Academy in The Battle of Lexington & Concord on Friday, January 27th. This is the 14th edition of the Battle of Lexington & Concord. CA is looking to win back the Red Drum trophy by winning at least 3 of the 5 scheduled contests. All games will be played at LCA. The Girls JV Basketball game will start at 3:30pm, Boys JV Basketball at 4:45pm, Coed Varsity Wrestling at 5pm, Girls Varsity Basketball at 6pm, and Boys Varsity Basketball at 7pm. Fan buses will be provided so the CA community can attend and support our athletes.

Upcoming Performing Arts Events

January 23, 2017

Mark your calendars for the following events put on by the performing arts department:

Friday, February 17 at 8 p.m.: Annual Choral-Orchestral Collaboration

Friday and Saturday, February 24th and 25th at 7:30 p.m.: Winter Mainstage Production



Concord Public Library Student Art Show, Feb. 1-28, Reception on Feb. 2

January 23, 2017

With guidance from Visual Arts department faculty Peter Boskey and Cynthia Katz, students from selected upper level arts classes will choose work from the department wide Fall Art Show to hang in the Concord Public Library. The exhibit will run from Wednesday 2/1 through Tuesday 2/28.

An opening reception with artists, curators and visual arts instructors will be held Thursday 2/2 from 6-8pm. This event is open to the public, and all are welcome. RSVP to the event on Facebook.

Attend Meetings for the Parents Independent School Network (PIN)

January 23, 2017

Please join us for the next PIN meeting on January 25 at the Fenn School in Concord, MA for the annual meeting and Head of School Panel.  Coffee is at 9:15 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.