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    The strong bonds forged among students, faculty, and advisors are at the heart of a Concord Academy education.

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    COMMON TRUST

    Common Trust encourages the development of each student’s full potential within the context of responsibility and service to a larger community.

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    Rachel

    I try to take the train to Boston at least once a month. I love the liveliness, diversity, and colors. I feel alive when I go into the city.

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    Jack

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    Ashley

    I absolutely love being a boarder; it's almost like a giant sleepover every night. It's impossible not to make memories with your friends, who are either ...

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    Chris

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Imagine studying The English Romantics, Advanced Mandarin, and Digital Graphics Design. Those are just some of the challenging and inventive course offerings at CA.

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  • Concord Ski Team Shines at NEPSAC Championships

    Posted February 11, 2016

    The CA ski team traveled to Crotched Mountain in NH this week to battle 13 other New England independent school ski programs on the slopes. The team enjoyed an outstanding overall showing. The boys' team earned a trip to the podium by securing the second place trophy. The girls' team fell just short of the podium, but posted a strong fourth place finish. Individual CA skiers also took home awards with Joey Sarno '17 and Justin Kim '19 earning medals in the Giant Slalom and Slalom, and Carly Ransford '18 joining them in the Giant Slalom. The ski team looks forward to finishing out the league season with their final meet on Friday, February 12, at Wachusett at 4:30 p.m.

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  • 2016 Eastern Independent League Open Boys Basketball Tournament

    Posted February 10, 2016

    The Concord Academy Athletic Department is pleased to host the 2016 E.I.L. Boys Basketball Open Tournament on Saturday, February 27 at the SHAC. The tournament will consist of two brackets with three teams in Pool A and three teams in Pool B. The #1 seed in Pool A and the #4 seed in Pool B will each have a semi final bye and play in the Championship game at 2:00 p.m. These are two separate tournaments with two champions crowned at the end of the day. The seeding for each bracket is based on the EIL regular season final standings, and will be made available the week prior to the event.

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  • Winter Weather Emergency Procedures

    Posted February 4, 2016
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  • Battle of Lexington and Concord Summary and Photos

    Posted February 2, 2016

    On Friday, January 29, Concord Academy and Lexington Christian Academy faced off in the Battle of Lexington and Concord, an annual competition in which the basketball and wrestling teams compete for the Colonial Red Drum. Both boys and girls varsity and JV basketball teams compete, as well as the wrestling team. LCA went into the night hoping to take it back. The drum was ultimately won by Lexington Christian Academy. Despite the loss, the afternoon provided an abundance of entertainment for all who attended and should prove to be another exciting contest next year at LCA. Click through to see photos from the Battle.

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  • World Premiere of MERGE, CA's Second Feature-length Film, at Boston SciFi Film Festival

    Posted February 2, 2016

    Please join us for the world premiere of MERGE on Monday, February 8, at the historic Somerville Theatre, where MERGE will be featured as part of the Boston SciFi Film Festival. MERGE is CA's second feature-length film, produced for the 2015-16 Improvisational Film, a course that asks students to work as cast and crew on a year-long collaborative endeavor. The film was selected to play in competition with professionally produced works, not as part of a student or youth category. Tickets can be purchased at the festival website: http://bostonscifi.com/schedule/

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  • Boston Chief of Education Rahn Dorsey ’89 on Equity as Justice Work

    Posted January 31, 2016

    Boston’s Chief of Education, Rahn Dorsey ‘89, spoke at his assembly on Thursday, January 28, about education as a critical policy space — a crucible where race, class, and culture all come into play in shaping students’ school trajectories, and their lives. He challenged students to recognize that equity is at the core of policy debates, and to cultivate a lifelong habit of contributing to their communities.

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  • Mock Trial Club: Thinking Fast Under Pressure

    Posted January 29, 2016

    This year’s case involves a teen soccer star with terminal cancer. Had her doctor failed to detect the cancer three years earlier when a cure may have been possible? For more than two hours, students from Concord Academy sparred with a Cambridge team during a mock trial in which a physician was being sued for medical malpractice.

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  • Mike Firestone ’01 Brings an Inside Look at Political Campaigns to CA

    Posted January 25, 2016

    On Thursday, January 21, Mike Firestone '01 spoke at an assembly about his career in political campaign management and offered lenses for viewing the current election season. He even gave his own prediction for the presidential race.

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  • For MLK Day 2016, A Stirring Speech by Princeton Prof. Imani Perry ’90, and Workshops Reflecting on Self and Community

    Posted January 21, 2016

    On January 19, the Concord Academy community devoted a day to honoring the memory and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A moving keynote speech by Imani Perry ’90, Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton, set the tone for an open-hearted and open-minded day of workshops led by CA students, faculty, and staff.

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  • Peter Blacklow ’87 and Fellow Entrepreneurs on What it Takes to Succeed with a Startup

    Posted January 15, 2016

    A great idea is only the beginning. That’s the message Peter Blacklow ’87 — a senior partner at the startup investment firm Boston Seed Capital and nationally recognized marketer — and a panel of his colleagues brought to campus on January 14. The assembly was part of CA’s Entrepreneurs Speaker Series, a student initiative organized by seniors Abraham Lyon and Dennis Miao that aims to encourage discussion by inviting innovators to speak on campus.

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