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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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Junior and Senior Retreats at the end of March

January 7, 2019

The class of 2020 (juniors) will depart on Friday, March 29, at 2:30 p.m. for Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton, Mass., where they will take part in a leadership retreat. They will return Saturday, March 30, by 5 p.m. This is an annual event that helps to prepare the rising senior class for leadership positions they may take on in the coming year and initiatives they may wish to begin. The class of 2019 (seniors) will take part in a senior transition seminar on Friday, March 29, from 3 to 8 p.m. on campus.

PIN Meeting on January 16: “Civic Engagement: Inspiring Our Children to Lifelong Community Participation”

January 7, 2019

Please join us for the next PIN meeting on Wednesday, January 16, at Dexter Southfield from 9 to 11:15 a.m. The topic will be “Civic Engagement: Inspiring Our Children to Lifelong Community Participation” with the following heads of school: Kerry Brennan, Headmaster, The Roxbury Latin School, Tamara Schurdak, Head of School, The Chestnut Hill School, and Todd Vincent, Head of School, Dexter Southfield School.

International Potluck on January 26

January 7, 2019

CA Parents will be hosting an International Potluck for all students on Saturday, January 26, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Stu-Fac. This annual event is an opportunity for CA families to share and celebrate their cultural and family traditions. For some, the meal is an introduction to dishes from other regions of the world, while for others it provides comfort, as students enjoy the cooking they miss from home. Most importantly, this event is about bringing people together to share in the gift of food.

Nick Hiebert Parent Book Discussion Rescheduled for January 30

January 6, 2019

CA English teacher Nick Hiebert will be leading a discussion of No Ashes in the Fire by Darnell Moore on Wednesday, January 30, at 6 p.m at a parent’s home in Concord. The CA faculty book group read this book last month in the context of ongoing discussions about inclusion at CA. Nick will bridge their discussions to ours as we reflect upon the relevance of the issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the CA community, as well as other topics raised by the book. If you plan to attend, please contact Judy Osher P’17 ’19 ( or Frank Craig P’14 ’17 ( for location details.

Looking for Alumnae/i Admissions Interviewers!

January 6, 2019

The CA Alumnae/i Admissions Interview Program is a great way to connect our alumnae/i to CA today and support our admissions team in the process. Each school year, our alumnae/i interviewers spend time on a select few Saturday mornings in the Admissions Office on campus interviewing potential CA students. If interested, please contact Emily Walberg ( for more information.

Fall Academic, Athletic, and House Comments Available January 10

January 5, 2019

Parents will be able to view their child’s fall term academic comments, house comments for boarders, and fall season athletic comments starting Thursday, January 10. The advisor report will be available later in the month (around January 22). Access to these reports is available through the parent portal.

June Trip Applications Being Reviewed

January 4, 2019

June trip applications are currently being reviewed by trip chaperones. There are still a few spots left, so please review this attachment, which contains descriptions and costs of all of the trips being offered. Students interested in participating should complete the application that was sent to them, which is a requirement for being considered. Please talk with your child about their interested in participating in one of the summer trips and encourage them to complete the application as soon as possible.

Canceled: Faculty Music Concert on January 11

January 2, 2019

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Faculty Music Concert on Friday, January 11, has been canceled.

CCO Workshop for Juniors and Junior Parents on January 12

January 2, 2019

We hope junior parents can join us on Saturday, January 12, at 9 a.m. in the P.A.C. for the formal beginning of the college planning process. Required for all juniors, this meeting serves as an introduction to the year ahead. The program will feature remarks from Rick Hardy as well as the college counseling staff, a presentation by a dean of admissions, and a Q&A panel with current CA seniors.

Gap Year Fairs: January 12, 13, and 14

December 31, 2018

The CCO encourages seniors considering a gap year to attend one of the local gap year fairs taking place on January 12, 13, and 14. In attendance will be over 30 vendors representing internship, travel, and service opportunities, domestically and abroad. For more information, please visit this site.