Concord Academy

166 Main St, Concord, MA 01742

CA was incorporated as a result of the combined efforts of a group of local parents. The campus lies along the Sudbury River, a block and a half from the center of Concord. Residential campus buildings consist of 11 historic homes that once housed such luminaries as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Ulysses S. Grant, Sarah Orne Jewett and Daniel Chester French. The traditional academic curriculum combines electives in every discipline with required courses. Visual arts electives include drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, filmmaking, fiber, sculpture, bookmaking, printmaking and art history. The performing arts department offers musical electives such as music theory, music history, improvisation, vocal and instrumental instruction, chorus, orchestra, and jazz and percussion ensembles. In addition, dance (both ballet and modern) is taught at five levels. Qualified upperclassmen may engage in independent study in many disciplines. In addition to a full interscholastic athletic program, the academy also conducts wide-ranging courses in skills and in fitness. CA's student center offers a program of events and activities designed to enrich the weekend life of boarders and day students by combining athletics and fitness, the performing arts and student life. Students may attend school abroad for one year through one or several programs, or they may participate in a biennial summer exchange with a school in Kassel, Germany. In addition, juniors may take part in the Mountain School, a semester-long academic and environmental program in Vermont; CITYterm, a one-semester academic and urban studies program in New York City; or High Mountain Institute Semester, which emphasizes experiential education.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Coed Grades 9-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address166 Main St, Concord, MA 01742
Year Established1922
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorRichard G. Hardy
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment369
Boarding Students155
Day Students214
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