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

June 12, 2019

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 Concord Academy reunion weekend with strong turnout and great energy. With attendees returning from 14 different classes — from the class of 1949 celebrating its 70th reunion to the class of 2014, its fifth — the weekend gave former classmates many opportunities to catch up, reminisce, and explore today’s campus and the town of Concord. Alumnae/i from across the generations had a chance to mingle and learn how others remain involved in the life of the school, and to make new connections with fellow alumnae/i who have carried CA’s values out into the world.

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Much Ado About Nothing Soundtrack

March 1, 2018

Much Ado About Nothing from CA Films, last year’s collaborative Feature Film course production and CA’s first movie musical, was recently submitted to festivals for consideration. Director and film teacher Justin Bull shared this soundtrack of covers of songs by The Magnetic Fields (a band that includes Claudia Gonson ’86 and Sam Davol ’88). The alum was produced by Nivedhan Singh and features the voices and musical talents of many students and faculty within the CA community. Click through to listen.

Spring Session 2018 Course Catalog

March 1, 2018

In the final three days before spring break, March 7–9, Concord Academy’s third annual Spring Session will get faculty and students out of their comfort zones and into the world, provided the weather cooperates. Spring Session is an experiential professional development opportunity for CA teachers, who are empowered through this time set aside to try new approaches in a low-risk environment and learn alongside their students.

Intensive mini-classes allow faculty to collaborate on interdisciplinary topics, to encourage extended inquiry and introduce students to places and resources not normally accessible within an 80-minute class block, and to formulate experiential learning environments, or experiences that students will use as the basis for formulating their own understanding of topics.

With nearly 30 courses offered, students will be engaged in activities ranging from mapping and data visualization to writing historical fiction. See the Spring Session course catalog included in this article for full course descriptions.

Back to School Event, Rooted in the Love of Learning, is Sunday, April 29

March 1, 2018

Dig in, go deep, and see what happens when you go beneath the surface — the CA Back to School event is taking root!

We invite all alumnae/i and parents in the CA community to attend classes, workshops, and tours that are firmly Rooted in the Love of Learning! It is your chance to see how the amazing faculty and staff at Concord Academy feed curiosity, promote growth, and enrich our students’ lives with their enthusiasm and love for the subjects they teach! We are planting the seeds for the event right now, so look for more info as the ideas sprout to life…

If you have any questions, please email Hilary Rouse, CA’s director of engagement.

CA Campus Scene: 2/6–2/20

February 19, 2018

Photos from recent campus events, including Winterfest, the ski team, and Model UN.

Recap of Parents’ Meeting with Dr. Robert Evans

February 17, 2018

If you were unable to attend the CA Parents’ Winter Meeting on February 6, you may click through to watch a video of the meeting.

Recap of PIN Annual Meeting Held at CA on January 26

February 17, 2018

PIN recently held its Annual Meeting at Concord Academy on January 26. The topic was “Innovative Curriculum: Preparing Kids for the Future.” If you would like to read a summary of the lively discussion, please click to read more.

Senior Transition Program 2018

February 17, 2018

On the afternoon and evening of Friday, April 6, seniors will take part in a series of workshops focused on the transition to college. This mandatory event is designed to encourage students to think about ways to avoid high-risk behaviors and promote their own wellness as they transition to college. It will involve presentations about alcohol and other drugs and consent in intimate relationships, as well as insights from recent alumnae/i. The evening will conclude with dinner and wrap up by 7 p.m.

Junior Class Leadership Retreat, April 6 and 7

February 15, 2018

The Junior Class Leadership Retreat this year is scheduled to take place on April 6 and 7. The purpose of this retreat is for the junior class to spend some time away from campus to focus on what leadership entails, in anticipation of becoming seniors the following year. This retreat is a required event for all juniors. In past years, this weekend has proven to be wonderful, and we’re really looking forward to working with this year’s class during the upcoming weekend. If you have any questions, thoughts, or comments, please contact Sally Zimmerli.

Concord Academy Dining

February 14, 2018

In this story, Shawna Penders, food services general manager at CA, discusses some new dining options. This is the first in what will be a few updates from Shawna over the coming months.

Alumnae/i & Students of Color Conference

February 13, 2018

Alumnae/i of color are invited to campus for a day of conversation with current students of color. Share experiences, stories and career advice with students curious about what the future might hold for them and looking for role models in their fields of interest. Connect as a mentor…or be inspired by young people beginning to imagine their careers! Alumnae/i will also have the opportunity to reconnect and network with each other in the afternoon.