While the center of things at Concord Academy is academics, time outside the classroom makes up a significant portion of each day.
CA students enjoy their time outside of class in many constructive, relaxing, and fun ways, ranging from club meetings held over dinner, games on Saturday afternoons, working on a project in the beta space on a Sunday, or impromptu jam sessions, study groups on the Quad, movies in the student houses, or a digital scavenger hunt in Boston.
In addition to all that is happening on campus and the robust activities offered each weekend, students benefit from our location in the heart of Concord. The town of Concord surrounds the campus with history and literary tradition—an environment that suits CA just fine. Concord resident Ralph Emerson wrote of “the shot heard ‘round the world,” signaling the American Revolution. Other literary notables, including Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Louisa May Alcott, lived here. The town carries with distinction the legacy of these great thinkers—a tradition that CA is proud to reflect.
During the day, students can come and go between school and the town of Concord without signing out. This part of common trust means you can grab a hot chocolate in a café during a free period or browse through a shop after school and immerse yourself in all that the Town has to offer.