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Lynn Lyons, LICSW, Speaks at CA about Managing Anxiety at School and at Home

On September 10, in collaboration with Nashoba Brooks School, Concord Academy hosted two talks by psychotherapist and presenter Lynn Lyons, LICSW, about effective approaches to addressing and preventing anxiety. With irreverent humor as well thorough grounding in...

Marking the Start of Concord Academy’s 98th School Year, Convocation Focused on Learning as Individuals and in Community

On September 3, the CA community gathered for Convocation. Rick Hardy, head of school; Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65, president of the Board of Trustees; and Vedika Sharma ’20, student head of school, made remarks. Jon Waldron, coach of CA’s cross-country and track and field teams, gave the Convocation address. Read more>

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

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 reunion weekend with strong turnout and great energy.

Commencement 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.

Object Lessons: CA Students in a History of Concord Class Illuminate the Past at the Concord Museum

Culminating a deep dive into what goes into making museum exhibitions, students in CA history teacher Kim Frederick’s history course Object Permanence: Concord and the American Nation gave gallery talks on May 9 at the Concord Museum.

Claudia Rankine Speaks about Citizen: An American Lyric at Concord Academy

On May 15, acclaimed poet Claudia Rankine brought to life the experience of Citizen: An American Lyric, an award-winning, genre-defying book of reflection, art, and cultural criticism, and a required text in Concord Academy’s sophomore English curriculum. Through...

Opening Days Information

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.
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Class Day

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

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CA Parents Welcome Gatherings on September 10 and 11

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!

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New Mailing & Shipping Address

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.

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Parent Tour Guides Needed

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.

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Join the CA Parents Homestay Network

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, antonia@alum.mit.edu. Local CA families can sign up to be a Homestay Network host online, or please contact Antonia. Thank you!

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Academic Office: Leadership Changes at CA

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!

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Boardingware

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!

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