Club Expo Review

Club Expo is one of the most popular traditions at Concord Academy. Hosted on the night of Friday, September 10th in the Stu-Fac, Club Expo showcased the various clubs that students can join. It is a time for the community to come together, and introduce the many...

Class Day Review

Class Day was held on the first Friday of the 2021-22 academic year, September 3, at Concord Academy. Instead of attending school as usual, students had a modified schedule, with each class having specialized programming.  The 9th graders continued their...

Fall Athletics Spotlight: Girls Varsity Soccer

After a year of socially distanced, non-contact soccer practices in the fall of 2020, Concord Academy Girls Soccer has developed into a strong program. Both Junior Varsity and Varsity level teams remain undefeated as they approach their fourth game of the...

Formal‌ ‌2021‌

Formal 2021 was hosted May 1st on CA campus. Students arrived between 6:15 and 7:15 pm with friends and dates. There were many activities offered including photos, games, food, and dancing. Most wore dresses and suits and ties. Underclassmen and juniors wore cocktail...

Status of Vaccinations at CA

By the first week of June this year, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will be close to reaching its vaccination goal of 4.1 million residents, and as all COVID-19 guidelines expire on May 29, Concord Academy is in a unique position as it transitions back into a sense...

Spring Sports Recap

Although it was a long year of social distancing, switching between in-person and virtual learning, and various other COVID-19 mitigations, CA athletics concluded the last few weeks of the spring season with a much more normal feel than during fall and winter seasons....

CA Artists Showcase Their Works in Virtual Spring Music Concert

On May 7, following students’ first week of STAC 6, the Concord Academy community was treated with a virtual music concert, showcasing the diverse range of works that students in the Performing Arts Department have been rehearsing for during these past few months. The...

The Benefits and Boundaries of Being a Virtual Student in an In-Person World

The in-person population at Concord Academy multiplied at the end of March break. A surge of students, statewide and nationwide, returned to campus for the first time in over a year. Currently, 336 students are attending classes four days a week. However, this...

Increase in Student Population on Campus

With vaccinations across the state ramping up and the possible end of COVID times on the horizon, Concord Academy, as well as many businesses and schools, see this time as an opportunity to re-open. Now offering four days a week of in-person classes and sports, the...

Spring Sports Preview

On April 30th, Concord Academy kicked off its spring sports season. The athletics department is excited to announce that all sports teams will practice more frequently. Furthermore, the department is hopeful that all teams will be able to compete in interscholastic...

Features

Club Expo Review

Club Expo is one of the most popular traditions at Concord Academy. Hosted on the night of Friday, September 10th in the Stu-Fac, Club Expo showcased the various clubs that students can join. It is a time for the community to come together, and introduce the many...

Getting to Know Grant Hightower

This year, Grant Hightower has joined the Concord Academy community as the Director of Community and Equity. Previously, this position has been held by both Courtney Thomas and Peter Boskey. Prior to joining CA, Grant worked with Reading Public schools as the director...

Faculty Profile: Benny Abraham

Benny Abraham joined Concord Academy’s Modern & Classical Languages Department this year as a Latin teacher. Abraham has taught Latin since 2004, previously teaching 7th-12th graders at the Harpeth Hall School, an all-girls independent school in Nashville, TN, for...

Faculty Profile: Ruth Watterson

The history department at Concord Academy welcomes with great excitement its newest member, Ruth Watterson. Ruth grew up in Northern Ireland, near Belfast, before attending the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where she received her undergraduate degree. She...

Faculty Profile: Desiree Sheff

Concord Academy prides itself upon its “world-class faculty” and continues to find passionate educators to help make CA the school it is today.  Desiree (Des) Sheff, recently joined CA’s mathematics faculty after being a highly respected teacher for twenty years....

A Brief History of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is a holiday observed by people of the Jewish faith. Yom Kippur takes place nine days after the first day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year; it is a time for introspection and making promises for the coming year. Jewish people...

News

Community & Equity at CA

Community and Equity lays the foundation for many core values at Concord Academy. Throughout the year, the C&E team plans on linking the stories of each individual as a whole within CA’s diverse community. With this year’s theme centered around extending grace,...

Weekend Trip: Level99 Escape Rooms

As Concord Academy starts off the school year with hopes of transitioning back to normality, many faculty members, including members of the Student Life Office, began to focus on creating more opportunities for students to explore and engage with each other, both on...

Class Day Review

Class Day was held on the first Friday of the 2021-22 academic year, September 3, at Concord Academy. Instead of attending school as usual, students had a modified schedule, with each class having specialized programming.  The 9th graders continued their...

Head of School Search of CA

The Head of School search committee announced the start of its task in January, 2021, following the stepping down of former Head of School Rick Hardy in early November the previous year. In the following months, the committee announced its cooperation with the...

White Out 2021

White Out 2021 was a blast to the past. Held on Friday, September 24, White Out was the first Concord Academy dance to resemble that of a pre-pandemic celebration. While Formal 2021 was a fun event, it was not the elaborate party that last year’s juniors and seniors...

Concord Academy’s Centennial Plan

The 2021-22 school year brings with it Concord Academy’s highly anticipated Centennial Year and Celebration. The school’s Centennial Planning and Advisory Team has been hard at work planning a suitable commemoration for this momentous occasion. The festivities are...

Opinions

Texas Abortion Ban

On September 1st 2021, the “Heartbeat Bill” was passed in Texas, outlawing abortions after about six weeks, which for many women, is before they even know they are pregant. Most notably, this abortion ban does not make any exceptions for survivors of rape or incest....

Favorite Aspect of CA

Maneuvering my way through the crowd of hungry high school students, I enter the Stu-Fac through the swinging doors. I find my way to the end of the line, which wraps around half the room. As the line moves and I inch closer and closer to the kitchen, the menu comes...

Thoughts on Having School on Religious Holidays

A few weeks ago, I found myself spending my entire weekend devoted to school work—completely defeating the point of a weekend and instead just experiencing a never-ending week. I found that any time I decided to take a break from schoolwork to relax or run an errand,...

The New Schedule: A Breakdown

The new academic year has brought Concord Academy many changes, one of them being another new schedule. The COVID-19 pandemic saw CA make many drastic changes to the schedule over an eighteen-month period in order to adapt to the ever-changing conditions of the world....

Senior Advice

My first day at Concord Academy was both unforgettable and a complete blur. I do not have an “I remember it like it was yesterday” story. I remember being dropped off by my parents, the idea of Convocation, even if I do not remember what was said, going off to my...

Arts

Senior College Portfolio Workshop Overview

As the college application season continues, many seniors interested in the visual arts have begun to look into their art supplements and portfolios. Whether it’s going to an art school, or taking a visual arts minor or certificate in college, the student artists at...

Book Review: The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

Before I first stumbled upon The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni, I had only the vaguest idea of what ocular albinism was. I knew little beyond the words ocular, meaning related to the eyes, and albinism, meaning a lack of pigment. Regardless, I had...

Movie Review: The Card Counter

The Card Counter, written and directed by Paul Schrader, was released on September 10th, 2021. Schrader is widely known for creating intense films such as Taxi Driver and First Reformed. The protagonist of The Card Counter, William Tell, is played by Oscar Isaac. The...

Book Review: Watchmen

I had never heard of Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, until I signed for Jonathan Wertheim’s ‘Why Comics?” class, where the book served as the main text of the second STAC. Before I started reading it, I had no clue what to expect. All I knew was that it was...

Science and Tech

The Future of the Third Shot

As COVID-19 reaches its fourth significant spike since March 2020, many vaccinated people are wondering what their next step may be. For many, some of the worries clogging their minds are questions about a possible third booster shot.  Before considering the...

Environmental Symposium 2021-22

Environmental Symposium is a one-semester, one-credit, intro-level course that meets four times a semester at Concord Academy. These four meetings are composed of three lectures by guest speakers and one pre-lecture meeting for students to become familiarized with the...

How Breaks Help You Focus

We all know the feeling: Late on a weekday evening, you are hunched over your desk, fingers furiously clacking across a keyboard in a desperate bid to finish your homework. As you cram mathematical formulas and German vocabulary into your brain, you begin to grow...

Sports

Fall Athletics Spotlight: Girls Varsity Soccer

After a year of socially distanced, non-contact soccer practices in the fall of 2020, Concord Academy Girls Soccer has developed into a strong program. Both Junior Varsity and Varsity level teams remain undefeated as they approach their fourth game of the...

Fall Sports Overview

After almost two years since the end of the last official season, Concord Academy’s fall sports programs are back.  The 2019 season was extremely successful for CA sports, with the teams securing CA’s fourth victory in a row in the Chandler Bowl, a yearly...

Boys Varsity Soccer Spotlight

This is my third year on the Concord Academy Boys Varsity Soccer Team.  From day one, my teammates have been like a family to me. During my first year on the team as a sophomore, I spent a lot of time learning from the seniors. They helped mentor me and led me to...

Cat's Corner

Hey CA cat lovers! If you want to show off your quarantine kitty in the next issue of The Centipede, email me pictures of your cat! Cats of all shapes and sizes warmly accepted!

Email: callum.chertavia@concordacademy.org