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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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March Break Details

February 11, 2019

Spring break will begin on Friday, March 8, after the school day concludes. CA will offer transportation leaving promptly at 12 p.m. that day with drop-offs at Alewife, Logan Airport, and South Station. Boarders should depart by 4 p.m. when houses close.

Houses will reopen at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 24. (Please note that we are returning on Sunday following March break instead of Monday as we have for other breaks.) All boarders should return to campus by 8 p.m. that evening. CA will offer transportation on March 24 starting from Logan Airport (Terminal A) with pick-up at 7 p.m., pick-up at 7:15 p.m. from South Station, and a final pick-up from Alewife.

Classes will resume on Monday, March 25.

As we get closer to break, there will be a sign-up sheet for bus transportation through the Student Life Office. International students should connect with Annie Bailey if this timing is problematic for their flight plans. Boarding students departing for CA-sponsored trips are working with trip leaders to find housing for Friday and/or Saturday nights with local families.

Alumnae/i & Students of Color Conference 2019

February 8, 2019

Karen McAlmon ’75 and Adil Bahalim ’02, co-chairs of the Alumnae/i Community and Equity Committee, invite alumnae/i of color to campus for an afternoon of identity-centered leading and learning. Join current students of color to explore what it means to navigate the world as young people of color today. Dr. Liza Talusan will lead us in conversation as we examine experiences, culture, and climate at CA and beyond.

Laura Twichell ’01 Named Interim Academic Dean

February 6, 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.

Winter CA Parents Meeting Tomorrow, February 6

February 5, 2019

You are invited to the winter CA Parents meeting on Wednesday, February 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Our keynote speaker, Liza Talusan, will discuss brave parenting and how to have courageous conversations with your kids on subjects that are coming up at school and populating the news. We will start with a light supper, and the presentation will begin with a brief talk at 6:45 in the Dance Studio and will include a workshop. For those who cannot make it to campus that night, please use this link to live-stream the event remotely: If you plan to attend in person, please RSVP here.

Thank you from the International Potluck team!

February 5, 2019

Hungry CA students gathered in the Stu-Fac on Saturday, January 26, to enjoy a buffet of dishes from around the world. Some parents brought in dishes they had prepared, while others ordered food from local restaurants. Flags and music from many countries and balloons on each table made for a festive backdrop as CA students sampled foods from their cultures and those of their friends. Many thanks for those who contributed to this lively event! See photos here.

Valentine Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon on February 12

February 5, 2019

The Valentine Luncheon is one of two faculty/staff appreciation events that the CA Parents organization sponsors during the school year. This event is a wonderful opportunity to share our heartfelt gratitude for all they do. Boarding parents: There are wonderful ways for you to participate as well! Local volunteers will be on hand to pick up dishes you’d like to order from local restaurants. Additionally, you can provide “takeaway gifts” for the faculty and staff; simply put your items in a box and ship them! For more information or to sign up, click here. If you have questions please feel free to contact us: Dawn Ryan P’20 ( or Leigh Weaver P’20 (

Sharing and Hearing Our Stories: Concord Academy Spends Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 in Listening and Reflection

February 5, 2019

On January 21, a full day of Martin Luther King Jr. Day programming by the Community and Equity Office gave Concord Academy students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to step outside of the regular academic routine to consider our own identities, the societies we live in, and the future we want for ourselves and for others in our communities. In addition to student- and faculty-led workshops and a showing of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin by filmmaker Nancy Kates ’80, CA welcomed Rodney Glasgow to campus. An educator, speaker, facilitator, trainer, and activist in the areas of diversity, equity, and social justice, Glasgow delivered a keynote address that touched our community deeply.

Winterfest Was a Huge Success!

February 4, 2019

The evening of February 2 was full of food, laughter, talent, and raffle prize winnings! Thank you to all who contributed to the raffle. We are still waiting for final accounting to confirm the amount we raised towards financial aid, but we have accounted for more than $10,000 raised thus far.

Joan Shaw Herman Award Nominations Due on February 19

February 4, 2019

The Concord Academy Alumnae/i Association welcomes nominations for the 2017 Joan Shaw Herman Award. We hope you will take a moment to learn more about this special honor and consider members of our community who demonstrate the power of service. The deadline to submit nominations is February 20, 2017.