We are excited to share information about the beginning of the 2019–20 school year, specifically information for Orientation and registration for all new students, as well as returning student registration.
“Opening Days” is how we refer to the days leading up to the first day of classes. Please review the Opening Days Calendar in its entirety.
The Student Life Office has been planning for our first annual “Class Day,” which will be held on Friday, September 6. While the seniors have traditionally engaged with College Counseling Office (CCO) on this day, this year we are taking this opportunity to launch important initiatives with other classes as well. Read More
CARE families are invited to join us for a dinner on Thursday, September 5, at 6:00 p.m. in the Ransome Room (MAC). This is an opportunity for CARE families and students to connect/reconnect, share contact information and eat together!
CA Parents will host welcome gatherings for all parents on Tuesday, September 10, from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the Smith Room (prior to the Lynn Lyons speaker program), and Wednesday, September 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Ransome Room (Math and Arts Center). This is an opportunity to mingle and get to know fellow CA parents. RSVP here. All parents are welcome to attend!
We ask that you update/change your shipping address for all package deliveries (other than regular mail) to 126 Main Street to help ensure packages will be delivered to this new location. The mailing address for all US Postal Service mail will remain 166 Main Street. As a part of this move, we ask that all students please pick up their packages at the operations barn.
Looking for motivated parents to be parent tour guides for CA! You’ll share the CA story and your own personal CA impressions 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 either a weekly or biweekly rotation. Tours are scheduled daily at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., or 1:15 p.m. (Tuesdays are 9:00 a.m. only). If you are interested, please contact Kristen Bjork ’81, P’20 ’22 or Shari Marquis P’18 ’21. Please save the date for the upcoming Parent Tour Guide orientation meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday, September 12, 2019, 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the Ransom Room. If you have a conflict with the orientation date, Kristen and Shari are happy to provide information and additional/alternate training.
The Homestay Network is a group of local CA parents who volunteer a bed in their homes for visiting out-of-town CA parents/families, alumnae/i and friends. The Homestay Network is used throughout the year, especially during specific family-oriented times such as the upcoming Family Weekend. If you are visiting and looking for a place to stay during Family Weekend, please reach out to Antonia von Gottberg P’21, firstname.lastname@example.org. Local CA families can sign up to be a Homestay Network host online, or please contact Antonia. Thank you!
The 2019–20 school year brings some familiar CA faces into new roles. Sarah Yeh has taken on the Assistant Head position alongside her Dean of Faculty role, and former Assistant Dean for Community and Equity Laura Twichell ’01 is now Concord Academy’s Interim Academic Dean. While Laura serves as Academic Dean, visual arts
faculty Peter Boskey ‘08 will be serving as Interim Director of Community and Equity. Alyse Ruiz-Selsky ‘05 has moved from Student Life to the Academic Office as the new Director of Studies, while Brett Kelly has moved from Admissions to Student Life to take on the role of Student Activities Coordinator. The team looks forward to working with you and your children!
As many of you know, we are excited about launching Boardingware, the new online management tool that CA will use in order to improve communication between parents/guardians, boarders, hosts of our boarders, and house faculty. This system will replace our paper-based white and blue slips and is designed to both ease and improve the collection of information, providing a clear picture of a boarder’s whereabouts throughout the school year. As a part of this, we will be offering training to boarders on Tuesday, September 3, while faculty, staff and students will learn about the new system during an all-school class meeting on Friday, September 6. Stay tuned for more!