Concord Academy Milestones

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

Timeline

2018
June 6

April 22, 1922

Seven local parents gather to incorporate Concord Academy.
June 6

1947

A 25th-anniversary drive is held with a goal of raising $25,000. Gifts will raise teachers’ salaries and swell the scholarship fund.
June 6

1954

A family anonymously contributes $50,000 to start the endowment and also help to pay to complete the construction of the Middle School.
June 6

1958

A deCAde campaign launches with a goal of $1.5 million to be raised over 10 years. In three phases, the campaign will support a new dining hall and infirmary, a renovation of residential houses, and a new science and art building. The school hosts a day-long session on December 16, 1958, referred to as D Day, to explain the campaign and its three phases.
June 6

1955

Elizabeth B. Hall purchases the Chapel for the school with her own funds. A small group of faculty and students then brings the building from New Hampshire to Concord.
June 6

1966

A new campaign, Steps for Quality, is announced, to raise $1.25 million by the end of the 1966 – 1967 school year.
June 6

1977

The Student-Faculty Center, or Stu-Fac, as it is now called, is completed.
June 6

1984

A Campaign for Concord Academy launches with a goal of raising $4 million over three years. Three-fourths of this revenue will go straight toward endowment, and the rest will fund the construction of a space for a library, new athletic fields, and handicap accessibility. Trustees contribute $1 million to launch the campaign. That same month, the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel is dedicated.
June 6

1992

The Math and Arts Center (MAC) is completed, thanks to the first $1 million gift to the school, received in 1991.
June 6

1987

The J. Josephine Tucker Library is completed in the upstairs of the Middle School, a space student leaders deemed an eligible solution in 1982 at a retreat on Squam Lake.
June 6

1997

A $26 million capital campaign is announced with a priority to establish a new community and athletic center for students.
June 6

1996

The school celebrates its 75th anniversary, as the Financial Aid Fund exceeds $1 million.
June 6

2004

2004
The Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel is renovated and rededicated to better serve the needs of the CA community.
June 6

1999

The Student Health and Athletic Center (SHAC) is funded by the capital campaign.
June 6

2012

Thanks to the generosity of a small group of benefactors, the Moriarty Athletic Campus opens on CA’s 90th anniversary. Hundreds gather to celebrate the milestone.
June 6

2007

A mile from CA’s main campus, the Arena Farms property is purchased by a benefactor in support of the school’s vision to create athletic fields of comparable quality to student interests and talents.
June 6

2014

The Board of Trustees launches create + innovate: The Centennial Campaign for Concord Academy with a $32 million goal to support 5 strategic initiatives.
June 6

2016

The CA Labs building opens, fully funded as one of the core initiatives of the create + innovate effort.
September 18

2018

2018

The 2018–19 school year began with an infusion of energy and optimism, thanks in part to significant improvements over the summer to four of Concord Academy’s student houses, including the Sylvia Mendenhall common room in Bradford House. As a part of CA Houses, this historic investment in raising the quality of residential life across campus will have lasting benefits to the school’s entire living and learning community.

2019
October 4

2019

2019

The opening of the William M. Bailey Commons, connecting historic Haines and Hobson house, marks the completion of CA Houses, The largest single initiative of the Centennial Campaign to date. Encompassing a spacious common room designed for both gatherings and teaching, upgrades to facilities for students, and two new faculty apartments, this project will enhance the adult and student living and learning experience for the entire community.

October 18

CENTENNIAL & BEYOND

It depends on all of us…