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 work collaboratively on an assignment in the library.
Concord Academy Photo #4 - Two boarding students in their room on campus.
Concord Academy Photo #5 - 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 #6 - 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 #7 - 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 #8 - 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 #9 - 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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 395 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $65,850
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $52,740
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Concord Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 307 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Test Scores
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Concord Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1922
1907
Campus Size
39 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
395 students
300 students
% Students of Color
36%
26%
% International Students
10%
20%
% Students Boarding
40%
70%
Average SAT Score
1440
* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
83%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$72.9 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$65,850
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$52,740
$34,900
% Students on Financial Aid
25%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$49,390
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Average Percentile SSAT
86%
-
Acceptance Rate
25%
58%
Director of Admissions
Marie D. Myers
Associate Director of Admissions
Julie Wadland

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
43
23
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

College Matriculation

Year: 2014 - 2018
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Tufts University
24
New York University
17
Wesleyan University
16
Barnard College
12
Bates College
12
Columbia University
11
Connecticut College
11
Middlebury College
11
Washington University in St. Louis
11
Cornell University
10

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:
    • 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
Source: Verified school update

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Description

Class of 2019
5.00
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. . .

Class of 2018
5.00
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. . .

Class of 2018
5.00
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. . .
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 395 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $65,850
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $52,740
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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