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:


I look forward to seeing you at a CA Parents event very soon!   

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Kerry Hoffman P’14, ’20
President, CA Parents 

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Parents News

CA Parents Book Group on Friday, October 11

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 Stevenson. With the airing of the recent HBO special True Justice and the upcoming feature film based on Just Mercy being released on December 25, 2020, Bryan Stevenson’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 vanleer@comcast.net.

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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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Harvest Faculty-Staff Appreciation Luncheon on October 29

The Harvest Luncheon is the first of two faculty/staff appreciation events that the CA Parent’s Organization sponsors during the school year. As parents, rarely do we have such a direct opportunity to share our gratitude for the faculty and staff who are so dedicated to our children and our children’s education. We would love your help to make this event a great success!

Day parents are invited to cook, bake, or make “take-away” gifts. Volunteers are needed both the afternoon before and day of the event for setup, decoration, food pickup, and cleanup.

For boarding parents, parents who are short on time, or parents who don’t like to spend time in the kitchen, there are many other ways for you to participate as well. The link below has a suggested list of restaurants and vendors. You can place an order or provide “take-away” gifts for faculty and staff, and a local volunteer will be on hand to help pick up your order. 

You may sign up here to contribute. Thank you in advance for your time and contributions!

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Opening Days Information

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.
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Volunteer with CA Parents!

Concord Academy is fortunate to have a vibrant community of parent volunteers who play a critical role in the life and culture of the school. This year, you have once again gone above and beyond to make our students, faculty, and staff feel extra special and appreciated.

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