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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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Welcome to CA Parents!

August 21, 2017

On behalf of the CA Parents organization, welcome to Concord Academy for the 2017–18 school year! I hope you and your families have enjoyed a wonderful summer break filled with time for family, friends, and relaxation. For parents new to CA, we are excited to meet you and want to help you find ways to feel included and connected in the CA community. For those of you returning to CA, we look forward to working with you again.

Commencement Speaker Maura Healey, Massachusetts Attorney General, Inspires Concord Academy Class of 2017

June 5, 2017

The skies were bright on June 2 for Concord Academy’s 95th Commencement exercise. The class of 2017 and their families listened to many words of reflection, celebration, and encouragement, while the values of the community took pride of place in the Commencement address from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. The message was clear: The future is bright in the hands of this generation.

Commencement Schedule and Notes for All Parents and Students

April 11, 2017

A schedule of activities and details for Baccalaureate on Thursday, June ,1 and Commencement on Friday, June 2, is included within this article. Note that Baccalaureate begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, after a reception and dinner. Students will be given three tickets for family members to attend this service, as the Chapel must accommodate not only guests, but also seniors, faculty, and staff.

Please note that Commencement begins promptly on Friday at 10:00 a.m. A reception with light refreshments will follow immediately after the ceremony. The festivities conclude at about 1:00 p.m. Seniors may invite as many guests as they would like to Commencement. A ticket is not required for the ceremony. Formal Commencement invitations will be distributed to your children in April. Each senior will receive five invitations to distribute but may request extras if needed.

An Unexpected Life in Private Equity: Olivia Sabine ’97 Encourages Students to Lead The System to Change the System

February 3, 2017

When Olivia Sabine ’97 was a student at Concord Academy, she felt like she had a choice. “I could pursue my passion — which was really dance and continues to be dance to this day — I really could focus on building positive social change, or I could do something else, and probably that thing is business, and sounded sort of evil and sort of not fun.” Sabine retuned to campus last week with quite a different message. She brought wisdom and lessons to students about what she has learned along her journey.