Welcome to the parent page of Concord Academy’s website. This page provides an overview of CA’s parent organization and offers some helpful tips on how to stay informed about what’s happening in the CA community.
CA Parents. This is the parent’s organization of Concord Academy. If you are a parent or guardian of a CA student, you are automatically a member of CA Parents. If you want to learn about the community or get involved in the life of the school, this organization is the best place to start. CA Parents includes 17 committees and a parents council. The committees organize volunteers to do all kinds of things that support the school — from leading school tours for prospective students, to connecting boarding students with local “host families”, to managing a faculty/staff thank you lunch on Valentine’s Day. If you are a boarding family, there are many ways for you to participate! Boarding families serve on committees for the annual fund, the athletic teams, family weekend dinner, and parent to parent connections, among other things. Please see the Get Involved page of this website to find a complete list and a description of each committee. You may also simply attend one of the many events hosted by CA Parents throughout the year. For example, fall class socials happen in early October as part of parents weekend. Personal invitations to socials are emailed to all parents. Attending one of these gatherings is a great way to meet other parents and learn more about the vibrant, diverse life of this school.
Stay Informed. Please read the bi-weekly parent newsletter. This publication provides important updates and announcements about school activities and community events. You may also connect with CA on social media by following the school on Facebook and Instagram. Should you have any questions about CA Parents, or how to get involved, please reach out to me or to our wonderful engagement team:
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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. Read more>
Calling all parents to join us at the first meeting of the Concord Academy Parents Book Club! We will be meeting during Family Weekend on Friday, October 11, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Student-Faculty (Stufac) Dining Hall. This club is a great way to meet other parents from your child’s year as well as many other graduating years. We have many parents come back even when their kids are off to college. That’s how fun this book club is! At our first meeting, we’ll introduce ourselves and talk about the upcoming year. We will also be discussing the book Just Mercy by Bryan Stephenson. With the airing of the recent HBO special True Justice and the upcoming feature film based on Just Mercy being released on Christmas Day 2020, Bryan Stephenson’s work to defend those society has forgotten has become part of the national conversation. It is a quick read, and even if you aren’t able to read it in advance of our meeting, please stop by! We will be choosing books for the upcoming year as well. We hope to see you there. If you have any questions, feel free to call Michele Scavongelli P’20 at (978) 505-1844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the last newsletter, we wrote about some of the changes in the Academic Office leadership. We know parents may have specific questions about who to go to for certain academic issues and we have created this guide to help answer those questions. If there are specific issues you have that you do not see addressed here, please contact Alyse Ruiz-Selsky, director of studies, at email@example.com.
We are excited to share information about the beginning of the 2019–20 school year, specifically information for Orientation and registration for all new students, as well as returning student registration.
“Opening Days” is how we refer to the days leading up to the first day of classes. Please review the Opening Days Calendar in its entirety.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Local CA families can sign up to be a Homestay Network host online, or please contact Antonia. Thank you!
If as a boarding parent you need to get in touch with the adult on duty within your child’s house, please refer to the phone number below for your child’s campus house. For all urgent matters or if you can not reach the house faculty on duty (many people coach or teach), please call the Administrator on Duty at (978) 402-2388. Please remember that your child’s advisor is a great resource as well.
This year, each house has a Lead House Faculty member who is in charge of overseeing the house as a whole over the course of the year. Since they are not on duty every day though, you should still call the house phone number for time-sensitive matters (numbers are listed below). Lead House Faculty check their house account every weekday.
- ADMINISTRATOR ON DUTY: (978) 402-2388
- ADMADJAJA House Faculty Cell: (978) 831-3889, email@example.com (for non-urgent matters)
- BRADFORD House Faculty Cell: (978) 505-3875, firstname.lastname@example.org (for non-urgent matters)
- HAINES House Faculty Cell: (978) 831-3887, email@example.com (for non-urgent matters)
- HOBSON House Faculty Cell: (978) 831-3886, firstname.lastname@example.org (for non-urgent matters)
- PHELPS House Faculty Cell: (978) 831-3884, email@example.com (for non-urgent matters)
- WHEELER House Faculty Cell: (978) 505-3890, firstname.lastname@example.org (for non-urgent matters)