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    LOVE OF LEARNING

    Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor.

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    COMMUNITY

    A deep sense of community shapes every class, activity, and team experience at CA. Community is vital to CA’s culture in which each individual is valued for his/her unique contributions.

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    CONNECTION

    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

    I love the atmosphere that CA creates. In a school based around common trust, you are given a lot of free time, but expected to turn that free time into ...

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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

    You engage students by being engaged. If my students see that I am constantly trying to broaden my understanding of a topic or a problem...

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Set on 27 acres in Concord, MA, the CA campus is a striking mix of historic New England homes and more modern state-of-the-art facilities.

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The CA campus is just minutes from downtown Concord, Massachusetts - a town rich in historic and literary traditions.

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Sample Schedule

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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  • Online Bookstore is Now Open

    Posted August 6, 2014

    The online bookstore is now officially open! You should have received an email from “Concord Academy Bookstore” which contains important information required for ordering, plus instructions and an FAQ. Please take note of the ordering deadlines and shipping promotions being offered. For your convenience, here are the ordering instructions and the FAQ. To visit the online bookstore, click here.

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  • 2014 Opening Days Schedule

    Posted August 5, 2014

    New student registration will take place on Friday, August 29 followed by a weekend of Orientation activities and pre-season athletics practices and tryouts. Returning students will register on Monday, September 1 followed by Convocation and the first day of classes on Tuesday, September 2. For the complete Opening Days schedule, please click here. For other important 2014–15 school year dates check the tentative calendar located here.

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  • Alumna Honored for Her Service

    Posted June 16, 2014
    Robin Alden ’69 (center), with daughter Annie (right), received the Joan Shaw Herman Distinguished Service Award, presented by Annie Lawson ’80 (left). Photo by Tim Morse

    At reunion, Robin Alden ’69 was presented the 2014 Joan Shaw Herman Distinguished Service Award in recognition of the depth of her work with fishing communities in Eastern Maine and beyond, and as co-founder of the Penobscot East Resource Center. Her full remarks at the ceremony on June 7 follow.

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  • Women, Power, and Perspectives

    Posted June 12, 2014
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    A 2014 reunion panel sparked powerful conversations: Four women, representing classes from the 1960s through the 90s, drew a packed audience (and cheers from their respective classmates) bright and early on Saturday morning of reunion weekend. The topic of conversation focused on women and power: Who has it, and who wants it? Panelists’ responses varied over industry and generation, but one universal truth revealed itself: Even as our firsthand experiences with the concept of power vary widely, we are intrigued by the conversations about it.

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  • Summer Reading Lists for All Students

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Summer reading lists are now available. Read more to find out what the list of recommended reading includes this summer!

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  • Reunion Weekend 2014

    Posted June 7, 2014
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    The weather, like the company, could hardly have been better for Concord Academy’s reunion on June 6–8, when about 350 alumnae/i, past and present faculty, and friends convened on campus.

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  • Spring 2014 Athletics Wrap-Up and Slideshow

    Posted June 6, 2014
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    This spring, 10 teams competed on the fields, courts, track, and water, with the return of sailing to CA; all teams had solid performances. The spring season ended on a high note with a celebration of the spring teams and senior student-athletes.

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  • Congratulations to the Class of 2014

    Posted June 3, 2014
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    If May 30’s commencement felt like a leap into the unknown to the 99 members of the class of 2014, at least they were in the right company: Philippe Petit, the high-wire artist who famously walked between the Twin Towers in 1974 — a feat that was documented in the 2009 Academy Award-winning film Man on Wire — spoke to the class about leaving solid footing to take that first step into the air. Wire walking makes a tidy metaphor for graduation, it turns out.

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  • A Few Smart Cookies

    Posted May 29, 2014

    Chemistry teacher Joan Kaufmann had a rare (but delicious) chance to enjoy the fruits of her labor on the last day of classes, when Izzy Glass ’16 presented her with a complete periodic table of the elements — in sugar cookies.

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  • Under Pressure

    Posted May 28, 2014
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    A few days before the end of classes, pressure was building. Or falling, more precisely, at least inside the 55-gallon drum that Dan Sanford, Max Hall, and Ben Eberle crushed in a live presentation of the raw power of nature (in particular, Gay-Lussac’s Law, which is PV=nRT applied to a fixed volume and a fixed number of gas particles).

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