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166 Main Street|
Concord, Massachusetts 01742
|School type||Private, Day & Boarding|
|Teaching staff||45.4 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||8.3|
|Campus size||39 acres (160,000 m2)|
|Athletics conference||Eastern Independent League|
Concord Academy is a coeducational, independent, college preparatory school for grades nine through twelve, located in Concord, Massachusetts. The school enrolls 378 boarding and day students as of 2013-2014[update].
Concord Academy ranks in the top 15 of U.S. boarding schools for student SAT scores, and SSAT scores. To foster love of learning and a non-competitive environment, the school does not compute class rank and awards no academic, arts, athletic, or community awards during the school year or at graduation.
The school eliminated all AP courses several years ago due to the lack of depth in their curricula. They were replaced by advanced courses designed by teachers, though the school still offers AP exams. Eighty percent of the students taking an AP exam score a 4 or 5.
The demographic breakdown of the 378 students registered for the 2013-2014 school year was:
- Asian - 23.3%
- Black - 2.6%
- Hispanic - 5.0%
- White - 61.7%
- Multiracial - 7.4%
Concord Academy students play on twenty-eight teams in twenty-three sports; about 75 percent of students play on at least one team each year. Teams compete in the Eastern Independent League (EIL).
The dress code at Concord Academy is casual. Boarding students live in three girls houses and three boys houses, each holding an average of 25 students. A little more than a third of the day students commute to school via the MBTA Commuter Rail. 
Students participate in a variety of clubs, performing arts groups, and other activities. The campus is a short walk from restaurants and shops in Concord and students have easy access to Cambridge and Boston via the MBTA Commuter Rail.
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. The campus is a three-minute walk from the center of Concord and a five-minute walk from the MBTA Commuter Rail stop in Concord. 
The campus includes multiple buildings, such as the PAC (Performing Arts Center), the SHAC (Student Health and Athletic Center, the main school, the newly built CA Labs, and the MAC (Math and Arts Center). The Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel is a 19th-century meetinghouse that 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 new thirteen acre Moriarty Athletic campus, a mile from the main campus, includes six tennis courts, a baseball field, a field hockey field, and two soccer/lacrosse fields. A field house contains changing rooms, a training room, and a common room with fireplace. These new facilities freed up space on the main campus for expansion of academic and arts facilities.
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.”
- 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
2017–Renovation of the science center now known as CA Labs
- 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
- Le1f – Famous rapper and producer, known for work with Das Racist.
- Sarah Koenig – Journalist, radio personality, producer of This American Life and host of the acclaimed podcast Serial
- Claudia Gonson – Founding member of the band Magnetic Fields
- Sam Davol – Founding member and cellist for the band Magnetic Fields
- Huntley Fitzpatrick – Author of My Life Next Door, What I Thought Was True, and The Boy Most Likely To.
- Sebastian Junger – Author of The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea; director of the documentaries Restrepo and Korengal.
- Ed Droste – Founding member of the band Grizzly Bear
- Anita Lo – Award-winning chef.
- Susan Minot – Author of Monkeys, Evening, and Folly
- Matt Taibbi – Columnist for Rolling Stone
- Theo Stockman – Broadway actor
- Kevin Jennings taught at Concord Academy from 1987 to 1995, where he was chair of the history department and founded the nation's first Gender-Sexuality Alliance.
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