Concord Academy Photo #3 - 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 #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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- Columbia University One of my favorite things about CA is the way people learn to work to be kind and open to people who aren't like them. There are people who think and work and act in. . .
- Pomona College The courses that I was able to take bordered on college-level courses. Since the course load consisted almost entirely of electives -- not just English, or Honors English, or AP English -- I was able. . .
- Wesleyan University There's a commitment around my school from students and faculty to social justice that fosters a very welcoming environment. There's so many resources and groups with the goal of making the community better for all. . .
|Definition of Terms|
| 2020 School Data
|Concord Academy||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Campus Size||39 acres||120 acres|
|Enrollment||395 students||310 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||1440||* National Avg. »View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||No||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual||Casual|
|Average Class Size||12 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:6||1:7|
|ESL Courses Offered||No||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||No||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$72.9 million||$22 million|
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$49,390||$25,000|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||No||No|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 15||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||Yes||No|
|Average Percentile SSAT||86%||-|
|Director of Admissions||Marie D. Myers|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Elizabeth Beal|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||18||16|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||43||24|
|Extracurriculars||Club or Organization:|
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
|Year: 2014 - 2018||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|New York University||17|
|Washington University in St. Louis||11|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- "...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:
- Rachel Morrison '96 - Cinematographer, First woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography, movies include Black Panther and Mudbound
- 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
- Tom First '85 - Co-founder, Nantucket Nectars
- Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg '75 - Lawyer, writer, ambassador, and philanthropist
- Drew Gilpin Faust '64 - President of Harvard University
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