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Thank You For Attending Family Weekend

During Family Weekend, parents attended classes, met with teachers and advisors, and cheered on their children’s teams. Families got to know one another better at social gatherings, attended informational meetings, and enjoyed open theater and dance rehearsals as well as presentations of works in progress by a variety of student groups.

CA Celebrates the Dedication of the William M. Bailey Commons

On October 4, more than 100 Concord Academy alumnae/i, former faculty, and current faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the dedication of the new commons connecting Haines and Hobson to Bill Bailey P’87 ’88 ’91, GP’21 ’22, former History Department head, who taught, mentored, and inspired CA students from 1967 through 2002, and whose legacy will endure for decades to come.

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.

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.

Spark Inventors Club Takes Off

In its first year, a CA club for student inventors reached new heights — literally. The scientific experiments proposed by CA’s Spark Club earned coveted spots aboard a NASA sounding rocket and zero-pressure research balloon through the Cubes in Space program.

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...

What Are Community Weekends?

Community Weekends are designated weekends when the Student Life Office hosts programming that has historically attracted many students. We designate these weekends Community Weekends so families can plan for times when their child(ren) will spend at least a portion of their weekend enjoying the activities at CA and engaging with the community. We continue this emphasis to align with research that engagement with the school community outside the classroom creates positive academic and socioemotional outcomes for students. Our first Community Weekend was this past weekend, September 6-8. The remaining weekends will be held September 13-15, January 10-12, March 27-29, and May 15-17.

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CA Parents’ Homestay Network for Family Weekend

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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Support the Performing Arts!

Interested in getting involved in our vibrant performing arts community? Are you a boarding parent looking for ways to participate? Please consider donating snacks to be used for tech week and post-performance receptions as we celebrate our talented students and their hard work. Any and all contributions are appreciated and will be used throughout the year at over a dozen performances! You may contribute here. Thanks in advance for your help!

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2019 Convocation Remarks from Student Head of School Vedika Sharma ’20

“Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had the relaxing and fulfilling summer that you deserve. I am honored to welcome you back to CA and hope you’re as excited as I am for what’s in store for us this year.” Click through to read the full 2019 Convocation remarks by Student Head of School Vedika Sharma ’20.

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