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

June 12, 2019

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 Concord Academy reunion weekend with strong turnout and great energy. With attendees returning from 14 different classes — from the class of 1949 celebrating its 70th reunion to the class of 2014, its fifth — the weekend gave former classmates many opportunities to catch up, reminisce, and explore today’s campus and the town of Concord. Alumnae/i from across the generations had a chance to mingle and learn how others remain involved in the life of the school, and to make new connections with fellow alumnae/i who have carried CA’s values out into the world.

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Opening Concord Academy’s 97th School Year, Convocation Remarks Ground the Community in CA’s History, Traditions, and Opportunities for Individual Influence

September 4, 2018

On September 4, CA welcomed returning students, faculty, and staff to Concord Academy’s 97th school year in the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel. Head of School Rick Hardy encouraged new students and teachers to embrace the opportunities that this new beginning brings. Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65, president of the Board of Trustees, recalled her own senior chapel talk. Student Head of School Ananya Pani ’19 urged students to understand how they as individuals can nurture CA’s mission. And Dean of Faculty Sarah Yeh spoke about CA as the school her mother attended, the lasting influence of faculty emerita Sylvia Mendenhall, and of the chapel tradition. Click through for remarks in full.

2018–19 Convocation Remarks: Faculty Speaker Sarah Yeh, Dean of Faculty

September 4, 2018

On September 4, Dean of Faculty Sarah Yeh delivered the following Convocation remarks in the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel.

2018–19 Convocation Remarks: Fay Shutzer ’65, President of the Board of Trustees

September 4, 2018

On September 4, Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65, president of the Concord Academy Board of Trustees, delivered these Convocation remarks in the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel.

CA Parents Welcome Gatherings on September 13 and 14

September 3, 2018

CA’s parent-to-parent program will host welcome gatherings for all parents on Thursday, September 13, from 7 to 8 p.m., and Friday, September 14, from 8:30 to 10 a.m., in the Ransome Room (Math and Arts Center). This is an opportunity to mingle and get to know fellow CA parents. There is no RSVP required, and all parents are welcome to attend!

CA Parents Fall Meeting on September 27

September 2, 2018

Please join us for the upcoming CA Parents Fall Meeting on Thursday, September 27. Rick Hardy, head of school, will provide a school update. The meeting will also showcase several faculty members and the work they do in the classroom. We welcome all parents to come and learn about CA and be inspired! Refreshments will be offered from 6:15 to 7 p.m. in the library, followed by the presentation at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (P.A.C.). If you are unable to attend this meeting in person, it will also be live-streamed by following this link:

Parent Tour Guides Needed

August 31, 2018

We invite you to come learn and share the CA story with prospective parents! The Admissions Office is seeking parent tour guide volunteers for the upcoming school year. Tours are one hour in length, and guides can arrange to tour on a weekly or biweekly rotation. Tours are scheduled daily at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., or 1:15 p.m. (Tuesdays are 9 a.m. only). If you are interested, please contact Shari Marquis P’18, ’21 ( or Kristen Bjork P’20, ’22 ( Please save the date for the upcoming Parent Tour Guide orientation meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday, September 13, at 8:30 a.m. If you have a conflict with this orientation date, Shari and Kristen are happy to provide information and additional/alternate training options.

Haines-Hobson Commons is Underway

August 30, 2018

This summer, construction began on Haines-Hobson Commons, a renovation and expansion that will link Concord Academy’s Haines and Hobson student houses. When completed, this project will culminate the CA Houses campus improvement initiative that has been a priority of the Centennial Campaign for Concord Academy. The work completed on four of CA’s six student houses this summer and now begun in Haines and Hobson will benefit not only CA’s residential life program but also CA’s culture and community as a whole in lasting ways.

Welcome, CA parent readers!

August 28, 2018

The CA parent book group welcomes you to join our monthly meetings whenever you can. We bring food and drink to share as we visit and then discuss our book selection. Look for coming details about our first meeting, which will be held at CA during Family Weekend in October. If you have any questions, please contact Judy Osher P’17, ’19 ( or Frank Craig P‘14, ’17 (

Annual 9th Grade Community Service Day on September 8

August 20, 2018

All 9th graders will participate in a required community service day this Saturday, September 8, at one of four local farms helping to harvest, weed, hoe, dig, etc. Students should plan to arrive on campus by 9 a.m. dressed in comfortable clothes with closed-toe shoes and long sleeves. Their commitment will end at 1 p.m. back on campus, following lunch.

Welcome to CA Parents from Kerry Hoffman P’14, ’20

August 20, 2018

On behalf of CA Parents, welcome to Concord Academy! Before the school year begins, CA Parents President Kerry Hoffman would like to share some important information with you about communications, upcoming events, CA’s new parent program officer, and more. Please click through to read her letter in full. We look forward to greeting you on campus in a few short weeks!