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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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MLK Day Programming on Monday, January 21

December 14, 2018

On Monday, January 21, school will be in session to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The school day will consist of a keynote address by Rodney Glasgow and a variety of workshops for students to attend. All workshops will be led by students and faculty around topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. They are designed to build understanding, strengthen community, and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy of nonviolent activism and pursuit of social justice.

Fall Student Art Show on January 21

December 13, 2018

The CA Visual Arts Department’s Fall Student Art Show will open on January 21 at 2:45 p.m. in the Math and Arts Center (MAC), following the school-wide Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. The show features work from all students enrolled in a fall-semester art course, curated throughout the three floors of the MAC. In addition, the show will feature the works of departmental study students and those in advanced courses in the basement of the MAC.

Reminder: Order Spring Semester Books!

December 12, 2018

The online bookstore is now officially open! Please order your books as soon as possible if you have not yet done so.

Concord Academy Boys Varsity Cross-Country Program Captures EIL & NEPSAC Titles

December 11, 2018

The Concord Academy boys varsity cross-country team enjoyed a special season this fall. The squad entered the postseason with an impressive undefeated regular season record. They went on to run the table in the postseason as well by earning an EIL title and the program’s first-ever NEPSAC championship.

Junior Class Ring Orders

December 11, 2018

The Herff Jones Company will be handling the Concord Academy ring order this year for the class of 2020. A reminder that their representative will be coming to Concord Academy on Wednesday, January 16, and Thursday, January 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to measure juniors who are interested in ordering a class ring. Should you have any questions, feel free to call Jackie Decareau at 978-402-2202, or email her at You may also contact the Herff Jones representative, Mike McCann, at 781-749-2426 or

Returning Contracts for the 2019–20 Academic Year

December 10, 2018

We will be sending out student contracts for the 2019–20 academic year to all eligible returning students in mid-February. Student contracts will be emailed to the primary email address on your Smart Tuition account and will also be mailed to the physical address on your Smart Tuition account. Please log on to your Smart Tuition account by January 4 to make sure that the information on your Smart Tuition account is correct. If you need help, please contact Smart Tuition at 1-888-868-8828 or e-mail

Thank You from the Exam Treats Team!

December 4, 2018

Exam treats were super sweet because of all of you! Thank you to all who took the time to order and drop off candy for our kids. And to all the volunteers who showed up to stuff candy bags in record time! It was a fun morning. We couldn’t have done it without all of you. Thank you!

English Teacher Nick Hiebert to Lead Parent Book Group Discussion on December 12

December 4, 2018

On Wednesday, December 12, we will gather in Belknap House (admissions building) at 6 p.m. to share some light refreshments before we begin our discussion at 6:30 p.m. CA English Teacher Nick Hiebert will be leading a discussion of No Ashes in the Fire by Darnell Moore. TAs the current holder of the Katherine Carton Hammer Endowed Faculty Chair, Nick is focusing on improving his inclusive teaching practices. CA’s faculty/staff book group is also currently reading this book in the context of ongoing discussions about inclusion at CA. With parents, Nick will bridge those discussions 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. Please contact Judy Osher P’17 ’19 ( or Frank Craig P’14 ’17 (fpcraig404@gmailcom) with questions.

Support CA’s Annual Holiday Music Concert on December 14

December 4, 2018

CA’s annual Holiday Music Concert, featuring Chorus, CA Singers, chamber music ensembles, and student singing groups, will be on Friday, December 14. The show begins at 8 p.m. in the Chapel. No tickets are required, and anyone is welcome! If you are able to help with refreshments and/or support at this performance, please click here to learn more and sign up. Thank you!

Colour Theory Photos

November 29, 2018

On November 9 and 10, the CA Dance Project hosted their fall performance, Colour Theory, in the SHAC dance studio. See photos of the performance here.