Concord Academy

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
Tel: 978-402-2250
166 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742
  • 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 
2017 School Data
Concord AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-127-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19221910
Campus Size39 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment382 students300 students
% Students of Color
30%
20%
% International Students
11%
20%
% Students Boarding
42%
68%
Average SAT Score2074* 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$56 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,558$53,300
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$47,160$28,560
% Students on Financial Aid
25%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant41657$22,700
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT86%-
Acceptance Rate
21%
55%
Director of AdmissionsMarie D. Myers

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1814
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 Organizations4923
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Alianza (Latino Student Alliance), Amnesty International Club, Asian Students Association, Athletic Advisory Board, CABBS A-Team (student technology support), Chapel, Concord Academy Service Activists, Debate Club, Disciplinary Council, eBay Club, Entertainment Committee, Environment Club, French Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), German Club, Green Club, International Student Club, Investment Club, Jewish Students Organization, Latin Club, Math Puzzle and Research Society, Mediation Board, Model UN, MOSIAC (diversity), MultiEthnic Student Organization, Orientation Leaders, Orienteering, Peer Mentors, Quiz Bowl, Sock Club (charity organization), Student Council, Student Diversity Committee, The Centipede (student newspaper), The Chameleon (student literary magazine), The Scallion, Tour Guides, Umoja (students of African descent), Women's Organization, Yearbook, Youth In Philanthropy

Arts and Music Programs:
Arts Council, Ceramics Club, Chameleons (a cappella group), Chorus, Film Club, Morning DJs, PAC Rats (theatre technology club), Poetry Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Concord Academy Outing Society

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 201410 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Tufts University20
Brown University14
Connecticut College14
New York University14
Yale University13
Barnard College11
Carleton College11
Bates College10
Columbia University10
Skidmore College10

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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