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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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Thank you Harvest Luncheon Volunteers!

November 12, 2018

The Harvest Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon was a huge success thanks to the record-breaking 75 parent volunteers who contributed to the event! Thank you to everyone who provided the incredible array of beautiful and delicious dishes, and the many wonderful and thoughtful takeaway gifts! Thank you to those who gave their time to set up before the luncheon, picked up catered items, and cleaned up throughout the day — we couldn’t have done it without you! The Valentine Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon will be held on February 12, 2019. We look forward to partnering with all of you again, along with many new parent volunteers — please help us spread the word! With gratitude, Dawn Ryan (Shane ’20) and Leigh Weaver (Nash ’20)

2018 PSAT Scores Available December 11

November 12, 2018

Sophomores and juniors will be able to access their 2018 PSAT scores online on approximately December 11. Students who provided an email address during the PSAT administration should receive a message from the College Board linking them directly to the PSAT score portal. Students who do not receive such an email need not worry; they can simply go to and log in to view their scores. If a sophomore or junior has an issue accessing PSAT scores, the student should call the College Board at 866-756-7346.

Holiday Music Concert on Friday, December 14

November 11, 2018

Come to celebrate the end of the semester with some beautiful music! Join us on Friday, December 14 for CA’s annual Holiday Music Concert, featuring Chorus, CA Singers, Chamber Music Ensembles, and Student Singing Group. The show begins at 8 p.m. in the Chapel. No tickets are required, and anyone is welcome!

Help Make Exam Week Sweet! Candy Donations Needed!

November 11, 2018

The Exam Treats Committee is looking for your help with one of CA’s sweetest traditions! We are looking for donations of candy — any type of individually-wrapped candy, in any quantity. Your candy can be dropped off in the bin just inside the front door of Aloian by Thursday, December 13. 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. Thank you so much for your support! For questions or more information please contact Missy Steiner-Griffiths ( ) or Kim Tesson (

CA Athletics Teams Enjoyed A Successful Fall Season!

November 11, 2018

Congratulations to Concord Academy’s fall sports teams! With strong finishes to the regular season and several teams advancing to the postseason, CA athletics enjoyed another successful fall. Click through to read the full recap by Director of Athletics Sue Johnson.

Fall 2018 Issue of CA Magazine

November 10, 2018

The fall 2017 issue of Concord Academy magazine is out. You can read feature stories from this issue and interactive online exclusives on CA’s website.

November PIN Meeting: “Resisting the Irresistible: Understanding and Combating Addictive Technology” by Jonathan R. Werner

November 10, 2018

The next PIN meeting will be held on Friday, November 30 at Milton Academy in Milton, MA. There will be 9 a.m. coffee and a presentation from 9:30–11 a.m.

Why can’t we put our phones down? How are they affecting our relationships, our children, and our lives? And what can we do about it? Join us on Friday, November 30, to explore this important topic. This discussion derives its focus and title from Adam Alter’s book, Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked. Whether or not you have an opportunity to read the book, all are encouraged to attend. The discussion will address the rise of behavioral addiction and examine why so many of today’s products are irresistible — how and why their extraordinary and sometimes damaging magnetism is no accident. We will also think through ways we can effectively fight back against the tide of distraction, both as families in our own homes and as partners with our school communities.

CA Singers Herald History at the Opening of the Concord Museum’s Rasmussen Education Center

November 9, 2018

On November 2, the CA Singers proudly represent Concord Academy and the school’s ties to the Concord Museum by performing at the grand opening of the museum’s new Anna and Neil Rasmussen Education Cente

New Common Rooms in Action

November 5, 2018

The recently dedicated Sylvia M. Mendenhall Common Room in Bradford House and Stone Soup Common Room in Phelps House are just two of the new common spaces that are building community on campus.