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Live an Attentive Life:Assistant Head of School and Academic Dean John Drew P’15 ’19 Gives Parting Commencement Address in CA’s 97th Year

June 04, 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. Some of his advice for CA’s newly minted alumnae/i: “Being awake to your surroundings is essential. You and the world both need that attention and connection.”

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Chamber Music Ensembles Concert on February 1

January 23, 2019

Please join us for the Chamber Music Ensembles Concert on February 1 at 8 p.m. in the Dance Studio. The show will feature all groups in the Chamber Music Program, including CA’s newest performing arts group, the Chameleon Chamber Players. Music includes work by composers Edward Elgar, Clara Schumann, W.A. Mozart, Florent Schmitt, and others. Tickets are available at the door and admission is free. There will be a reception afterward. Come out and support these wonderful musicians. Click here to volunteer to help at the reception.

CA Ice Rink Looking for Skates and Helmets!

January 21, 2019

The CA ice rink is open! While we do have a number of helmets and pairs of skates available to borrow, the need is currently greater than the supply. If you have skates or helmets at home that are not being used, please consider donating them. Bike, hockey, lacrosse, football, ski, etc. helmets are all welcome. Donations can be dropped off in the box outside the bathrooms by the Stu-Fac. Thank you!

Campus Scene: January 2019

January 21, 2019

We are off to a great start this new year at CA. Enjoy some photos from January (and a few left over from the end of December)!

As always, you may find photos from the entire year in the main CA parents folder.

Battle of Lexington and Concord this Friday, January 25!

January 21, 2019

The entire Concord community is looking forward to cheering on our four basketball teams and the wrestling squad as they take on Lexington Christian Academy in the Battle of Lexington and Concord on Friday, January 25. This is the 16th edition of “the battle.” CA will win back the Red Drum trophy if we prevail in at least three of the five scheduled contests. All games will be played at LCA. The boys JV basketball game will start at 3:30 p.m., girls JV basketball at 4:45 p.m., coed varsity wrestling at 5 p.m., boys varsity basketball at 6 p.m., and girls varsity basketball at 7:15 p.m. Go Green!

2019–20 Tentative Academic Calendar

January 21, 2019

We are pleased to share with you the calendar for the 2019–20 academic year.

CA Winter Hats Available

January 15, 2019

We are excited to offer customized CA hats made by Skida for $25, available in both large and small sizes. See a photo here. If you are interested, feel free to swing by the second floor of Aloian to pick one up from Rebecca Lindegren or Ben Carmichael. We will accept credit cards, or you may charge the purchase to your student’s account. Please email with any questions!

Junior and Senior Retreats at the end of March

January 7, 2019

The class of 2020 (juniors) will depart on Friday, March 29, at 2:30 p.m. for Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton, Mass., where they will take part in a leadership retreat. They will return Saturday, March 30, by 5 p.m. This is an annual event that helps to prepare the rising senior class for leadership positions they may take on in the coming year and initiatives they may wish to begin. The class of 2019 (seniors) will take part in a senior transition seminar on Friday, March 29, from 3 to 8 p.m. on campus.

PIN Meeting on January 16: “Civic Engagement: Inspiring Our Children to Lifelong Community Participation”

January 7, 2019

Please join us for the next PIN meeting on Wednesday, January 16, at Dexter Southfield from 9 to 11:15 a.m. The topic will be “Civic Engagement: Inspiring Our Children to Lifelong Community Participation” with the following heads of school: Kerry Brennan, Headmaster, The Roxbury Latin School, Tamara Schurdak, Head of School, The Chestnut Hill School, and Todd Vincent, Head of School, Dexter Southfield School.

International Potluck on January 26

January 7, 2019

CA Parents will be hosting an International Potluck for all students on Saturday, January 26, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Stu-Fac. This annual event is an opportunity for CA families to share and celebrate their cultural and family traditions. For some, the meal is an introduction to dishes from other regions of the world, while for others it provides comfort, as students enjoy the cooking they miss from home. Most importantly, this event is about bringing people together to share in the gift of food.