Concord Academy

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
166 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742
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Concord Academy Photo #1 - Concord Academy's main entrance on Main Street.
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Concord Academy Photo #1 - Concord Academy's main entrance on Main Street.
Concord Academy Photo #2 - Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel is a frequent gathering place for the CA community, particularly for Senior Chapel Talks that begin three or four of our mornings every week.
Concord Academy Photo #3 - Students live in one of six student houses on campus.
Concord Academy Photo #4 - Students work collaboratively on an assignment in the library.
Concord Academy Photo #5 - Two boarding students in their room on campus.
Concord Academy Photo #6 - Members of the club DEMONs (Dreamers, Engineers, Mechanics, and Overt Nerds), the robotics and engineering group on campus, work on a programming project.
Concord Academy Photo #7 - Our small student-teacher ratio allows for plenty of one-on-one time and opportunities to build strong mentoring relationships throughout a student's time at Concord Academy.
Concord Academy Photo #8 - Only about 30 km from Boston, Concord Academy students have access to a first-class city to expand their learning beyond our campus. A 5-minute walk from school brings our students to the train station, with direct service into Boston and Cambridge.
Concord Academy Photo #9 - Fall athletic teams celebrate our victory in the annual Chandler Bowl, which students have evolved into a charity fundraiser in addition to athletic competitions.
Concord Academy Photo #10 - Theatre is one of the many arts options available for students to explore. With over 70 different courses in the arts, students are able to engage in classes ranging from photography and music lessons to dance and theatre direction, all taught by inspiring and passionate teachers who continue pursuit of their artforms both on and off campus.
  • The individuality, diversity, and quality of Concord Academy's faculty and student body make it an exceptional place to live and learn.
  • Life at this boarding and day school is creative and inquisitive; the people are impassioned and involved.
  • The school is academically demanding. Students participate in a range of artistic, athletic, and extracurricular activities.
  • Large enough to offer 400 students a comprehensive program, it is small enough to provide a caring community.
  • Set in a historic town near Boston, Concord Academy is a vibrant community enhanced by its culturally rich environment.

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  • Class of 2013
    5 Stars  
    Sarah Lawrence College
    While boarding schools and other college preparatory schools now incorporate art, music, sports, and extracurricular to foster a well roundedness, Concord Academy placed a large emphasis on developing the artistry of students. The dance and. . .

  • Class of 2011
    5 Stars  
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    What I love most about Concord Academy is what we call "Common Trust." Common Trust helps CA(Concord Academy) students promote safer environment compared to those nearby schools. Students can leave their books. . .

  • Class of 2008
    5 Stars  
    Tufts University
    The best thing about Concord Academy is that classes sizes are generally not too large and not too small, so there is always some sort of great discussion going on and I felt like I. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
Concord AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19221910
Campus Size39 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment395 students313 students
% Students of Color
35%
22%
% International Students
10%
20%
% Students Boarding
40%
65%
Average SAT Score1440* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
83%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$72.9 million$18 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,975$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$30,250
% Students on Financial Aid
25%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$46,000$23,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT86%-
Acceptance Rate
25%
55%
Director of AdmissionsMarie D. Myers

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1515
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations4424
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Acolyte Guild, Alianza (Latino Student Alliance), Anglers Society, Anime Association, Archery Club, Asian Students Association, Athletic Advisory Board, Banjo Club, Community Action Coalition, Concord Academy Service Activists, Debate Club, Disciplinary Council, Entertainment Committee, Environment Club, GCS (Groton Community Service Organization), GSA, Journalism, Men of Color Alliance, Outdoor Club, Performing Arts, Queer People of Color Club, Republican Club, Running Club, SAT Prep, Spirit Committee, Step Dance, Student Investment Fund, Student Publications: Mirage, Focus, and Hallmanac, Student Response Group, Tech. Production, Track, University Theatre Program, Women of Color Alliance, Young Democrats, Zoological Society

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Association, Arts Council, Bible Study, Ceramics Club, Chameleons (a cappella group), Chorus, Flicks

College Matriculation

Year: 2014 - 201810 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Tufts University24
New York University17
Wesleyan University16
Barnard College12
Bates College12
Columbia University11
Connecticut College11
Middlebury College11
Washington University in St. Louis11
Cornell University10
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • "...Since 1922, our highest priority has been the support and development of informed and inspired teaching. Many of our faculty relish life in houses on campus, sharing their domestic worlds with students. Others bring the breadth of their lives away from the campus to their work in the classroom. All bring singularly strong academic and professional credentials to their work. Our faculty combines many of the qualifications of a university faculty with the commitment to individual students that is the hallmark of independent schools. By allowing teachers to choose the way in which they contribute their vitality to students' lives, we are able to assemble an outstanding group of scholars and professionals who bring true expertise and enthusiasm to the learning experience. This special commitment to the classroom experience, together with a comprehensive program of sabbaticals and professional development, supports academic excellence." - from school website
  • Concord Academy accreditations: NEASC
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Tom First '85 - Co-founder, Nantucket Nectars
    • Peter Fisher '74 - Former US Undersecretary of the Treasury
    • Tom Forman '91 - Executive producer
    • Julia Glass '74 - Novelist
    • Sebastian Junger '80 - Novelist and journalist
    • David Lewis '76 - Investigative journalist, CNN
    • Her Majesty Queen Noor '69 - Former Queen of Jordan
    • Rachel Morrison '96 - Cinematographer
    • Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg '75 - Lawyer, writer, ambassador, and philanthropist
    • Drew Gilpin Faust '64 - President of Harvard University

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