CA Labs

    How can a building facilitate the circulation of ideas? Glass walls and ample natural light. Collaboration zones in wide hallways. Reconfigurable classrooms with retractable, sound-curbing partitions. A rooftop experimental station. And a museum-worthy elevator and mobile carts that allow teachers to move equipment easily from...

As the Concord Academy community gathered on campus on September 30 to celebrate the opening of CA Labs, the day was filled with festivities held in the flexible new science and interdisciplinary facility. A sense of accomplishment was abundant among attendees, as was pride in the...

  On May 7, 2015, a group of Concord Academy students from the Advanced Environmental Science: Communities class stepped from the hot urban sun through a large warehouse door into a cavernous industrial space. The tall ceiling beams were worn from America’s industrial age, the floor...

“This is no ordinary groundbreaking,” said Head of School Rick Hardy as he invited his colleagues to lift their ceremonial shovels — ever so slightly — before hundreds of faculty, staff, students, family members, alumnae/I, and friends at Concord Academy this past weekend. “It’s CA,...

Students in the DEMONs group (which stands for dreamers, engineers, mechanics, and overt nerds) have elevated their extracurricular contributions to considerably engineered heights: Among many other projects, they have built a hovercraft, a robot, and a system that delivers river-depth measurements from the banks on...

  This is what science looks like today.   Within the first weeks of CA’s inaugural engineering course, the Science Department’s Amy Kumpel distributed shoe boxes to her class containing the following items: scissors, pliers, wire cutters, jumper leads, a three-volt motor, AA batteries, binder clips, paper...