At Concord Academy, we prioritize the health and safety of our students. In our tight-knit community, we know and care for them as individuals, according to our covenant of common trust.
Not only CA’s Health and Wellness staff, but also advisors, house faculty, coaches, and faculty are all responsible for monitoring the emotional and physical well-being of our students. It is part of the compact between the school and the families who entrust their children to our care.
Staffed by registered nurses, the Concord Academy Health Center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. every school day. In the evenings and on weekends, nurses are on call and available to come to campus if necessary. We also employ two physical therapists to meet the needs of our student-athletes and other students who require their services. For emergencies, Emerson Hospital is less than a mile from our campus.
The Counseling Center staff comprises a consulting psychologist, a full-time social worker, and a part-time licensed mental health counselor—all available for drop-in sessions, evaluations, and short-term counseling. Students are encouraged to use these services to gain perspective on decisions or to solicit help with problems relating to school or family. There is no charge for short-term, intermittent counseling sessions. Referrals for counseling services over a longer term may be made by the counseling staff after discussions with the student and/or parents.
Health & Wellness Program
Health and Wellness courses engage students in dialogue and conversation about issues and ideas that are important to their social and emotional development. Each course is designed with a developmentally appropriate focus and curriculum to help students manage the emotional, academic, and social challenges of adolescence. Courses are required for all students in grades 9, 10, and 11.