Concord Academy

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
166 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742
Tel: 978-402-2250
  • 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 364 students a comprehensive program, it is small enough to provide a caring community.
  • Set in an 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   6/12/2017
    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   7/19/2011
    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   8/27/2008
    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. . .

  • Class of 2008
    5 Stars   8/27/2008
    University of Rochester
    One of my favorite things about Concord Academy was that the school was based on what we called "common trust." Common trust helped me to feel more like a member of the community, and as. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Concord Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1922 1910
Campus Size 39 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 382 students 298 students
% Students of Color
30%
20%
% International Students
11%
20%
% Students Boarding
42%
68%
Average SAT Score 2074 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
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
83%
70%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $56 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,558 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$47,160 $28,500
% Students on Financial Aid
25%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $41,657 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 86% -
Acceptance Rate
21%
57%
Director of AdmissionsMarie D. Myers

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 18 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 49 23
ExtracurricularsAlianza (Latino Student Alliance), Amnesty International Club, Arts Council, Asian Students Association, Athletic Advisory Board, CABBS A-Team (student technology support), Ceramics Club, Chameleons (a cappella group), Chapel, Chorus, Concord Academy Outing Society, Concord Academy Service Activists, Debate Club, Disciplinary Council, eBay Club, Entertainment Committee, Environment Club, Film Club, French Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), German Club, Green Club, International Student Club, Investment Club, Jewish Students Organization,

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 2014 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Tufts University 20
Brown University 14
Connecticut College 14
New York University 14
Yale University 13
Barnard College 11
Carleton College 11
Bates College 10
Columbia University 10
Skidmore College 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
  • School 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,
    • David Lewis '76 - investigative journalist, CNN
    • Hilary Price '87 - syndicated cartoonist,
    • Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg '75 - lawyer, writer, philanthropist
    • Drew Gilpin Faust - President of Harvard University
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