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NCAA Transgender Swimmer Schuyler Bailar Brings His Inspiring Story to Concord Academy

May 21, 2019

Why do we give attention to people who are coming out as trans or LGBTQ? How does doing so either normalize or sensationalize their existence? These are some of the candid, hard-to-frame questions that Concord Academy students had the opportunity to ask on May 16 of visiting speaker Schuyler Bailar, the first openly transgender athlete to compete on a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 men’s team.

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Red and Blue Day 2019

May 4, 2019

The tradition continues! This year’s surprise announcement of Red and Blue Day came on May 3. Students played games of cornhole and Spikeball, ran sponge bucket relays and three-legged races on the fields, played dodgeball in the SHAC, and roamed the campus in a scavenger hunt. After a light drizzle became a harder rain, everyone headed into the gym, where students took turns cheering for their teams and faced off in the final contests of the day: several rounds of rock, paper, scissors and tug-of-war. At the end of the afternoon, with a 10-point lead, the blue team carried the day. Many thanks to Student Head of School Ananya Pani, Student Vice Head of School Owen Elton, and Student Council for their efforts over more than a month to plan the event, and to all the faculty and staff who contributed. View photos from the field day in our Red and Blue Day gallery.

CA Parents Coffee & Conversation Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m.

April 23, 2019

Please join CA Parents tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24, to meet some new faces from our community while you enjoy coffee and conversation. The event will take place from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Ransome Room. Jill Seeber P’22 will speak briefly about her work as an immigration lawyer, followed by questions and plenty of time for mingling and casual conversation. You may RSVP here.

Spring Parent Class Socials

April 23, 2019

Ring in spring with fellow CA parents! Mark your calendar for spring parent socials. These gatherings provide a wonderful opportunity to mingle with new and familiar faces over great food and conversation. Questions? Please contact Meredith Walsh, parent program officer, at

Commencement Schedule & Notes for All Parents and Students

April 23, 2019

A schedule of activities and details for Baccalaureate on Thursday, May 30, and Commencement on Friday, May 31, can be found on our website.

Help Make Exam Week Sweet! Candy Donations Needed!

April 9, 2019

The Exam Treats Committee is looking for your help with one of CA’s sweetest traditions: delivering bags of treats to students mailboxes just before final exams. If you would like to support this effort, we are looking for donations of candy — any type of small, individually wrapped candy in any quantity (no gum, please). Your candy can be dropped off in the bin just inside the front door of Aloian by Tuesday, May 21. You can also order candy on Amazon (, select “Concord Academy” as the charity/non-profit, and have it shipped directly to school: Concord Academy, c/o Meredith Walsh, 166 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742. Please include a gift tag with your order so we know who it is from. If you would like to help us stuff the candy bags, please sign up here. For questions or more information please contact Missy Steiner-Griffiths P’20 ( or Kim Tesson P’19 ( Thank you so much for your support!

Come join the last Parent Book Group of the year!

April 9, 2019

The CA Parents Book Group will be discussing The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway on Wednesday, May 8, in Concord. Everyone is welcome, whether you have read the book or not. Socializing over food begins at 6 p.m., followed by a book discussion. For questions, please contact Judy Osher P’17 ’19 ( or Frank Craig P’14 ’17 (

Women in Tech Conference on April 27 at Concord Academy

April 5, 2019

Concord Academy is hosting a Women in Technology Conference (CA WiT) on Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We invite young women and gender non-binary students in grades 7-12 of all experience levels to attend! The event will include a keynote, workshops, a two-hour coding hackathon, networking opportunities, and a discussion with computer science teachers about how to best empower young women in CS courses. Attending the conference is completely free! To register for the conference and learn about the workshops, speakers, schedule, and more, check out its website at

Boston Independent School College Counseling Association (BISCCA) College Fair on Sunday, April 28

April 4, 2019

Each spring, the Boston Independent School College Counselors Association (BISCCA) hosts nearly 150 college admissions representatives in a college fair format. The 2019 fair will take place on Sunday, April 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Milton Academy. Attendance is required for juniors, and transportation will be provided for boarders. Parents are encouraged to attend. The fair is a great opportunity for juniors to meet and talk with admissions officers from a wide range of schools.