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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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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 magazine@concordacademy.org.

Spring Student Art Show Opens May 24

May 7, 2018

The Spring Semester Student Art Show will open at 1 p.m. in the MAC and runs through the end of the year. Each student enrolled in a spring semester visual arts course has a piece on display in the show.

Textbook Buyback, May 30 and May 31

May 7, 2018

The “Annual Textbook Buyback ” will occur on Wednesday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the atrium area of the SHAC. Please encourage your student to participate.

End of Year Notes for Boarders

May 7, 2018

Boarding parents and host parents, please read this important announcement that will be shared with boarding students from Director of Residential Life Annie Bailey. This document addresses Commencement, exam week schedules, summer storage, house cleanup, and moving-out procedures.

Senior Portrait Mini-Sessions

April 23, 2018

For any CA seniors interested in portraits, Cole and Kiera Photography (who you may recognize as regular photographers here at CA) will be offering discounted 30-minute portrait sessions the afternoon of Saturday, April 28, at Old North Bridge in Concord. Groups and families welcome for mini-sessions as well. Other dates are also available for full portrait sessions. Please inquire at info@coleandkiera.com for more information and to schedule a time slot!

Student Council Chronicles, Week of 4/23

April 23, 2018

Each week, the Student Council assembles a document that outlines upcoming student life activities, athletic events, dining hall meals, and other odds and ends (including a featured faculty spotlight). They have agreed to let us share a version of this with parents. You may find this week’s “Student Council Chronicle” here.

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