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Laura Twichell '01 Named Interim Academic Dean

January 09, 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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Memo to Parents of Winter Team Sport Athletes

November 28, 2017

Congratulations on your child earning a position on a CA winter team sport! It is an honor to represent CA on the slope or court! Your child will be in great hands, as our winter coaching staff is a committed and talented group of educators. As the director of athletics, my focus is to support the students and coaches as they pursue their team and individual goals this winter. I want to point out a few items to assist you in following/supporting your child’s team this season.

Volunteers Needed for International Harvest Potluck this Saturday!

November 14, 2017

In this season of giving and sharing, CA Parents is hosting an International Harvest Potluck meal for all CA students on <strong>Saturday, November 18, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.</strong> in the Stu-Fac. This annual event is an opportunity for CA families to share and celebrate their cultural and family traditions with students. There is no requirement for the style, size, or quantity of a dish. You can make or order a traditional dish from your family’s cultural heritage, a family favorite you would like to share, or a dish chosen to represent the cuisine of one of the many regions of the world from which CA students come. Most importantly, this event is about bringing people together to share in the gift of food. If you are interested in contributing to this festive event, please sign up here. If you have questions please contact Judy Osher (, Rajani LaRocca (, or Annie Bailey (

Please Consider Attending Upcoming PIN Meeting

November 14, 2017

Our next Upper School PIN meeting will take place at the Dana Hall School, 45 Dana Road, Wellesley, Mass., on Friday, November 17. Coffee and registration begin at 9 a.m., and the meeting will take place in Beveridge Hall at 9:30 a.m. This meeting’s topic will be “Adolescent Psychology: The Parent Version.”  The speaker is Joani Geltman. All parents in the community are welcome to attend!

Campus Scene: 10/31-11/14

November 14, 2017

Film, a Creative Collaboration

November 7, 2017

A video interview with Justin Bull about teaching filmmaking at CA, and the recent feature-length movie musical Much Ado About Nothing.

Education and Incarceration

November 7, 2017

In these videos from the Ford Foundation, Ellen Condliffe Lagemann ’83 discusses the Bard Prison Initiative, and Agnes Gund P’83, ’86 speaks at the launch of the Art for Justice Fund at MoMA.

Thrown into History

November 7, 2017

Within a year after he first threw a discus, senior Sam Welsh ’18 became an All-American and a Massachusetts state record holder. What’s behind his meteoric rise? And do the Olympics lie ahead for him?

The Big Picture

November 7, 2017

CA’s ambitious filmmaking program has been around for 50 years. Faculty and alumnae/i take you behind the scenes.

Raising the Bars

November 6, 2017

CA alumnae/i and former faculty are embracing the challenges, and the rewards, of teaching in prison.