A commitment to increasing financial aid is an underpinning of the Centennial Campaign. Providing financial aid to students who would otherwise be unable to attend Concord Academy isn’t about being generous. It’s about increasing the diversity and strength of the entire community—and that’s fundamental to CA’s mission. It’s simply not possible to foster respect for others and a genuine exchange of ideas without embracing and enhancing the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents represented on campus.
The school’s significant commitment to financial aid is only partially, and modestly, endowed. Concord Academy is seeking philanthropic partners to ensure that it can continue to fulfill this mission-critical promise. The first phase of the Centennial Campaign laid an encouraging foundation on which the CA community now needs to build.
What’s distinctive about how Concord Academy awards financial aid? CA focuses on ensuring experiential equity by meeting 100 percent of each family’s calculated need. The Student Activities budget covers virtually all expenses beyond tuition, from the cost of computers and school supplies to sports equipment, weekend activities, music lessons, service trips, and even health insurance, so that all students participate equitably in CA’s remarkable living and learning community. And all leave prepared to shape the world for the better.
"Providing financial aid to students who would otherwise be unable to attend Concord Academy isn’t about being generous. It’s about increasing the diversity and strength of the entire community."