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Laura Twichell '01 Named Interim Academic Dean

February 06, 2019

I am very pleased to announce that Laura Twichell ’01 has agreed to serve as CA’s interim academic dean for 2019–20, beginning on July 1. She is respected for her skills as a learning leader, her commitment to issues of equity and inclusion, and her thoughtful approach to mentoring students.

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Anmol Goraya ’18 Documentary Premiere May 10

May 9, 2018

We are excited to share that Anmol Goraya ’18 will be featured in a documentary short by André Robert Lee released tomorrow, May 10, at 1 p.m. on Facebook. The documentary is part of a series called The Election Effect, produced by Oscar-winning production house Shine Global and Paramount Network, which looks at seven students from an array of backgrounds and political beliefs across the nation — and documents the effect of political rhetoric on each of them. Check out the preview and the live release here!

Donations for Food Drive and Quad Sale Needed This Week!

May 8, 2018

This weekend, the entire student body will participate in community action activities such as buddy programs, farming, blanket tying for donations, senior citizen engagement, a food drive, and more. There will also be a car wash and quad sale on campus to raise money for a specified organization. The weekend has been organized by the community action representatives and CASA, with the goal of reminding the CA community to look beyond their lives and recognize the real difference they can make in the lives of others.

CA is looking for donations for the food drive and the quad sale. Items in good repair would be perfect, such as small furniture, clothing, footwear, recreational equipment, toys, etc. Items such as air-conditioners, TVs, computers, printers and other electronic items should not be donated as they are very expensive to get rid of if they don’t sell. Please bring donations to the corner for the gym anytime between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. this week.

In a Surprise Revival of a CA Tradition, Field Day Delights and Unites the School Community

May 8, 2018

A Concord Academy tradition that lapsed in the 1970s,  Field Day was reinstated with vigor on May 4. A surprise until its announcement in an all-school meeting just prior, the afternoon of relay races, lawn games, and classic field day activities had the whole school community decked out in red and blue. With many a nod to CA’s history, the event gave students a chance to intermix between grades and let loose with friends and faculty. Coming together as a community in camaraderie and friendly competition raised the spirits of the entire student body.

CA Students Part of World Champion Team at the FIRST Tech Challenge

May 8, 2018

The week of April 25, five Concord Academy students traveled to Detroit to compete in the FIRST Challenge World Championships — Mark Morton ’18 and August Pokorak ’19 with their Lexington, Mass., team the Brainstormers, and Jack Hutchinson ’19, Anna Sander ’20, and Wesley Lo ’19 with their Lincoln, Mass., team Gear Ticks. During the final phase of the four-day event, which was attended by more than 40,000 people, the Brainstormers were part of an alliance that took first place, making them world champions in this intense national robotics competition. Gear Ticks was a finalist for the Inspire Award.

Back to School Event Recap

May 8, 2018

On Sunday, April 29, Concord Academy parents gathered with faculty for celebration of teaching and learning. Prior to an afternoon of classes and socializing, all were welcomed to this community event by Head of School Rick Hardy and by Adil Bahalim ’02, who gave families a glimpse of the lasting and meaningful impact the CA experience can have on their children far beyond Commencement. Read his remarks within this article.

Spring Parent Class Socials

May 8, 2018

Ring in spring with fellow CA Parents! Mark your calendar for spring parent socials. These gatherings provide a wonderful opportunity to mingle with new and familiar faces over great food and conversation.

Student Council Chronicles, Week of 5/7

May 7, 2018

Find a copy of this week’s Student Council Chronicles here.

Host Family Program Volunteers Needed

May 7, 2018

Thank you to those of you who are already currently involved in this program! Whether you are a local host who has shared goodies and a touch of home or a distant family that has shared your child with another family this year, we hope it has been a great experience. In early June, all families will receive registration materials for the upcoming school year and will have the opportunity to sign up to be a host family. If you are a current host family, or your child currently has a host family, we hope you will take the opportunity over the next few weeks to connect about whether you would like to continue to participate with your current match. Each year some boarding students decide to step away from the program, feeling that they have a sense of stability now that they are grounded at CA, while others would never dream of losing the connection. Or it may be that as a host family, life has gotten busier and you need to step away. Regardless of your decision, we hope you will connect with your current family/student and discuss your hopes for next year.

If you are now feeling that you would like to enter the program, we are happy to have you! Look for the information in the registration materials to be sent in early June.

Spring 2018 CA Magazine

May 7, 2018

The spring 2018 issue of CA Magazine highlights CA community members who are giving back, both in their communities and further afield. The cover story delves into some new approaches to investing small to make a big difference, around the world and right here in Boston. Other features connect with alumnae/i who are working or volunteering for the access organizations that changed their lives, and with students in a CA Digital History research seminar who broadened the reach of a landmark Concord Museum exhibition about Henry David Thoreau. Catch up on the inspiring alumnae/i speakers who have come to campus this year, as well as new books, films, and albums from Concord Academy graduates. Feedback is welcome at