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.

Concord Academy Milestones

Below is a timeline of school milestones from 1922 to today, interspersed with philanthropic milestones.
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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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Performance Partnerships

Performance Partnerships

Over the summer, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston partnered with Concord Academy and Reggie Wilson, artistic director of Brooklyn’s Fist and Heel Performance Group, for a weeklong program that culminated in a production for 400 visitors. Last winter, Rashaun...

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The Summer inSPIRE Internship Program

The Summer inSPIRE Internship Program

For seven years, the InSPIRE program (Interested Students Pursuing Internship and Research Experiences) has been sending CA students out into the world for summer experiences in science-related fields. Participants have shadowed neurosurgeons in hospitals, worked in...

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Globe Trotting

Globe Trotting

A summer sabbatical for teachers teaching Shakespeare. Plummet into the Elizabethan era of Shakespeare’s performances, fall through the heavens of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and land on the stage. Hell lies below you, next to you are the engaged and brawling...

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The Genesis of a New Course

The Genesis of a New Course

Technology, Community, and the Self is one of several new class offerings this year. What inspired the English Department’s Nick Hiebert to delve into questions about communication and technology? Here, he explains the big ideas behind the class and his hopes for...

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CA and ICA Team Up for One-Week Dance Residency

CA and ICA Team Up for One-Week Dance Residency

In July, Concord Academy collaborated with the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston on a one-week residency for Boston-area dancers. Reggie Wilson, artistic director of Brooklyn’s Fist and Heel Performance Group, joined as the guest choreographer of honor. He arrived...

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Beta Testing

Beta Testing

This is what science looks like today. Within the first weeks of CA’s inaugural engineering course, the Science Department’s Amy Kumpel distributed shoe boxes to her class containing the following items: scissors, pliers, wire cutters, jumper leads, a three-volt...

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