|Concord, Massachusetts, United States|
|School type||Private, Day & Boarding|
|Enrollment||373 (60% Day, 40% Boarding)|
|Average class size||12|
|Student to teacher ratio||6:1|
|Campus size||39 acres (160,000 m2)|
|School color(s)||Green, White|
|Average SAT scores||2061|
|Students of Color||23%|
|Acceptance rate (2012)||33%|
Concord Academy is a coeducational, independent, college preparatory school for grades nine through twelve, located in Concord, Massachusetts. Founded in 1922, the school currently enrolls 373 boarding and day students from eight countries and twenty states. The school motto is "Learning for Learning's Sake".
In the 2009–2010 school year, Concord Academy's student population consisted of 217 day students and 156 boarding students.
Concord Academy's primary campus is located on 39 acres (160,000 m2) between Main Street and the Sudbury River in the center of Concord, Massachusetts. Concord Academy’s campus includes eleven historic houses on Main Street, all built as family homes between 1780 and 1830.
Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel. This 19th-century meetinghouse was transported to Concord from Barnstead, New Hampshire in 1956. It serves as a meeting place three times per week for the entire Concord Academy community.
The CA Campus includes multiple buildings, such as the PAC (Performing Arts Center), the MAC (Math and Arts Center), and the Moriarty Athletic Campus.
Concord Academy's mascot is the chameleon, chosen for the adaptability it implies.
- The Centipede, Concord Academy’s student newspaper, is published approximately eight times a year.
- The Chameleon, a literary and artistic magazine, is published annually.
- The Scallion, a satirical newspaper playing on the title of The Onion (a scallion is also called a green onion, alluding to Concord's school color), has published as frequently as six times a year and as infrequently as never. Its slogan: “Yeah. We Said It.”
- Concord Academy magazine, the school’s alumnae/i magazine, is published three times a year and is sent to more than 8,000 graduates, parents, and friends of CA.
- Drop, a magazine that reviews, critiques and recommends the latest music that students are listening to.
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Concord Academy was established as a school for girls in September 1922. Enrollment grew gradually from three in 1924 to twenty in 1948. The school's headmistress for the first 15 years was Elsie Garland Hobson, followed by Valerie Knapp (1937–40) and Josephine Tucker (1940–49). Tucker imposed the advisor system and ended the giving of prizes at commencement. Under Elizabeth Hall (1949–63), student population increased.
1981—Thomas E. Wilcox named headmaster
1984—Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel dedicated 
1987-J. Josephine Tucker Library dedicated
2000—Jacob A. Dresden named head of school
2004-05—Renovation and expansion of Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel
2007—Purchase of additional 13.6-acre (55,000 m2) property near main campus
2009—Richard Hardy named head of school; began July 1, 2009
2012—Completion of the Moriarty Athletic Campus, located 1 mile from main campus
- Drew Gilpin Faust – 28th and current President of Harvard University
- Caroline Kennedy – Ambassador to Japan, Author, attorney, daughter of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
- Queen Noor of Jordan – Widow of King Hussein of Jordan
- Peter R. Fisher – U.S. Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance, 2001–2004
- Julia Glass – 2002 National Book Award-winning author of Three Junes and The Whole World Over
- Charlie Grandy – Television writer, producer, winner of two Emmy Awards and two Writers' Guild Awards for Saturday Night Live; nominated for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Office
- Larry Goldings – Jazz pianist, organist, composer, and 2006 Grammy nominee for Best Jazz Instrumental Album Individual or Group for Trio Beyond - Saudades
- Caitlin Fitzgerald - actress
- Sebastian Junger – Author of The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
- Ed Droste – Founding member of the band Grizzly Bear
- Anita Lo – Award-winning chef and owner of Michelin-rated restaurant Annisa
- Susan Minot – Author of Monkeys, Evening, and Folly
- Gigi Stone – TV News anchor
- Matt Taibbi – Columnist for Rolling Stone
- Theo Stockman – Broadway actor
- Le1f – Openly gay rapper and producer
- Kevin Jennings taught at Concord Academy from 1987 to 1995, where he was chair of the history department and founded the nation's first Gay-Straight Alliance.
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- "Highest SAT Scores", Boarding School Review. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
- "www.concordacademy.org/athletics/teams.aspx".[dead link]
- "Life at Concord Academy". Concord Academy. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
- "Campus". Concord Academy. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
- “Leapin’ Lizards,” by Ingrid von Dattan Detweiler, Class of 1961, from the Winter 2008 Concord Academy magazine
- "Publications". Concord Academy. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
- Philip McFarland, A History of Concord Academy: The First Half-Century and A History of Concord Academy: The Wilcox Years