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Concord Academy Boys Varsity Soccer Captures EIL and NEPSAC Titles

On Sunday, November 17, the Concord Academy boys varsity soccer won the first outright NEPSAC Championship in the program’s history, after clinching the EIL title earlier in the season.

Art and Climate Activism Intersect in CA Dance Project’s Bewilderness

CA Dance Project’s fall 2019 original production, Bewilderness, which the group performed twice on November 15, cast a spell on its audiences. Captivating, immersive, and visually stunning, the performance addressed the environmental crisis with urgency and beauty, to riveting live music in a score that included the voice of Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg.

CA Performing Arts Department Presents a Magical Performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Concord Academy’s fall 2019 mainstage production of one of Shakespeare’s great comedies, A Midsummer Nights’s Dream, directed by Megan Schy Gleeson, was a magical evening of madcap theater.

CA Celebrates the Dedication of the William M. Bailey Commons

On October 4, more than 100 Concord Academy alumnae/i, former faculty, and current faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the dedication of the new commons connecting Haines and Hobson to Bill Bailey P’87 ’88 ’91, GP’21 ’22, former History Department head, who taught, mentored, and inspired CA students from 1967 through 2002, and whose legacy will endure for decades to come.

Lynn Lyons, LICSW, Speaks at CA about Managing Anxiety at School and at Home

On September 10, in collaboration with Nashoba Brooks School, Concord Academy hosted two talks by psychotherapist and presenter Lynn Lyons, LICSW, about effective approaches to addressing and preventing anxiety.

Marking the Start of Concord Academy’s 98th School Year, Convocation Focused on Learning as Individuals and in Community

On September 3, the CA community gathered for Convocation. Rick Hardy, head of school; Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65, president of the Board of Trustees; and Vedika Sharma ’20, student head of school, made remarks. Jon Waldron, coach of CA’s cross-country and track and field teams, gave the Convocation address.

Spark Inventors Club Takes Off

In its first year, a CA club for student inventors reached new heights — literally. The scientific experiments proposed by CA’s Spark Club earned coveted spots aboard a NASA sounding rocket and zero-pressure research balloon through the Cubes in Space program.

Reunion Weekend 2019: Concord Academy Alumnae/i Reflect and Reconnect

From June 7 through June 9, CA welcomed more than 200 alumnae/i and former faculty back to campus. Idyllic spring weather set the tone for a reunion weekend with strong turnout and great energy.

Commencement 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.

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

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.

CA Celebrates the Dedication of the William M. Bailey Commons

On October 4, more than 100 Concord Academy alumnae/i, former faculty, and current faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the dedication of the new commons connecting Haines and Hobson to Bill Bailey P’87 ’88 ’91, GP’21 ’22, former History Department head, who taught, mentored, and inspired CA students from 1967 through 2002, and whose legacy will endure for decades to come.

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Concord Academy’s Sustainability Plan

Concord Academy’s sustainability plan resulted from efforts to set meaningful goals for leadership, for change, and for education. Our hope is that this plan will make this school better and, in doing so, might educate students to lead on this issue as we contribute to a more just and sustainable world.

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CA Students Hear from the Innocently Imprisoned on Wrongful Conviction Day

For International Wrongful Conviction Day on October 2, over 60 CA students attended a special speaking program arranged by CA history teacher Stephanie Manzella, who teaches a research seminar, Crime and Punishment, about mass incarceration and the evolution of the U.S. criminal justice system. The students heard from exoneree Omar Martinez and his attorneys.

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Health Assembly: How Juul Fooled Us

Kevin Parker, a former member of the Student Life Office, returned to CA on October 17 to share his work at the college level in health and wellness education. In particular, Kevin spoke with the students in an assembly entitled “How Juul Fooled Us” about the marketing of Juul and other vaping devices as well as their dangers. CA science teacher Will Tucker joined him to discuss the chemical effects that substances in these devices have in the lungs, some of which are known, with the long-term effects still to be determined.

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A Message for Boarding Families

Thanks to a small group of day parent volunteers, this fall we will offer rides to Logan Airport or South Station (at no charge) for boarding students whose travel plans do not coincide with CA’s scheduled transportation at break times. In the past, students who needed rides outside of regularly scheduled shuttle times would contact Renee Coburn to set up a taxi. Starting this fall, students may contact Renee to set up a ride through our parent network. If no parent volunteer is available when the student needs a ride, Renee can still set up a taxi, as in the past. Please be in touch with the Student Life Office (student_life_office@concordacademy.org) if you have any questions.

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Community Directory Information

Every year, Concord Academy creates a community directory to help connect CA families. A digital PDF is available in the parent portal, along with our online directory, which will be updated as information changes throughout the year. In addition, we will offer a printed copy of the 2019–20 community directory at the check-in table during Family Weekend to families who would like one. In an effort to conserve resources, we will offer one printed copy per household and will mail copies only to families unable to attend Family Weekend. Please indicate on this form if you cannot attend Family Weekend and would like a printed copy by mail. Additional copies cost $10 each and will be charged to your student’s bookstore account.
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