Stories

What does it mean to learn, teach, and live at CA? How are our values realized? How do we translate ambition into action, learning into habit, and friendships into lifelong collaborations? These stories showcase what CA does well and where, buoyed by the Centennial Plan, we are aiming our sights for the future.

Changing Lives

Changing Lives

Concord Academy’s dedication to diversity — of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents — is written into its very mission. It may not be apparent at first glance, but a commitment to providing financial assistance is integral to CA’s identity as a school renowned for...

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Invisible History, Authentic Learning

Invisible History, Authentic Learning

Department X frees time to ignite teachers’ imaginations. Just a mile from the CA campus, across from the Old North Bridge, stands an unassuming, wood-timbered farmhouse filled with little-known history. A mere 544 square feet, the Robbins House was home to three...

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CA Expands Its Offerings with Global Online Academy

CA Expands Its Offerings with Global Online Academy

These days, it takes a world to educate a child. Concord Academy has always taught beyond its campus, benefiting from its location in the center of a historic town and its proximity to the cultural riches of Boston and Cambridge. School-sponsored trips to Nicaragua,...

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Concord Academy Celebrates Science and CA Labs

Concord Academy Celebrates Science and CA Labs

As the Concord Academy community gathered on campus on September 30 to celebrate the opening of CA Labs, the day was filled with festivities held in the flexible new science and interdisciplinary facility. A sense of accomplishment was abundant among attendees, as was...

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Pure Genius Field Trip

Pure Genius Field Trip

On May 7, 2015, a group of Concord Academy students from the Advanced Environmental Science: Communities class stepped from the hot urban sun through a large warehouse door into a cavernous industrial space. The tall ceiling beams were worn from America’s industrial...

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CA Labs Groundbreaking

CA Labs Groundbreaking

“This is no ordinary groundbreaking,” said Head of School Rick Hardy as he invited his colleagues to lift their ceremonial shovels — ever so slightly — before hundreds of faculty, staff, students, family members, alumnae/I, and friends at Concord Academy this past...

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A Living Lab

A Living Lab

Students in the Literature of Concord go out on the town to explore its literary legacy firsthand. On a late November morning, 10 students from Leigh Gilmore’s Literature of Concord course hot-footed it out of chapel and jumped into a pair of minivans waiting to...

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Dreaming Even Bigger

Dreaming Even Bigger

Sarah Yeh, of the History Department, envisions an archaeology course that would give students the chance to dig into the very soils of history, right in our own backyard. Along the northern banks of the Assabet River, about two miles from campus, sits the former home...

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DEMONs Advocate

DEMONs Advocate

Students in the DEMONs group (which stands for dreamers, engineers, mechanics, and overt nerds) have elevated their extracurricular contributions to considerably engineered heights: Among many other projects, they have built a hovercraft, a robot, and a system that...

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Community and Equity Speaker Series

Community and Equity Speaker Series

Bringing people to campus whose life experiences are different from the majority of our population “is going to matter,” says Ayres Stiles-Hall, an English teacher and member of the Community and Equity group. “It’s going to challenge the assumptions that underpin...

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