As increases in tuition costs continue to outpace the rate of inflation, it is critical that we continue to increase access to financial aid. Every year, we turn away highly qualified students because we lack the aid to support them. These individuals are leaders in their communities, independent thinkers, motivated and driven students who thrive on learning — people who would fit right in here, in other words. CA will increase the percentage of students receiving financial aid to 26 percent by 2019, and to 28 percent by 2022. Offering more aid to qualified students strengthens the student body and is fundamental to maintaining the school’s excellence into the future.
Adil Bahalim ’02 didn’t know what boarding school was when his friend, Peter Li ’02, first told him about Concord Academy. Bahalim was living with his family under the poverty line in the suburbs of Houston, though his grades put him comfortably in the top 1 or 2 percent of his class. …READ FULL STORY