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Letter from the Academic Dean to Returning Families

April 2019

Dear Returning Parents,

Every year with the arrival of May, we look forward to more access to the quad, to spring sports and arts performances, and to the concluding traditions of the school year.

With much of the spring semester still ahead of us, I know that the 2019–20 year can seem very far away. As you know, we make every effort to tailor students' schedules to their interests. Doing so accurately takes time, and doing it well takes care. Over the coming weeks, we plan to do both.

Beginning shortly, advisors will work with students to review the credits they have earned and to plan long-term programs that will satisfy both graduation requirements and individual academic interests. Our goal in having such a varied curriculum is to offer each student choices that can provide both depth and breadth. By choosing from these courses, and not taking all of them, students can both specialize and explore within a reasonable course load. We have emphasized to students that it is important for them to consult with you as well. Course request forms are due to the Academic Office by 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 1. You will find Concord Academy’s catalog, a tentative calendar for next year, and other material at the following link:

all course request materials

Together with faculty in each department, the Academic Office will review student course requests as the schedules are created over the summer. The online bookstore will open in early August, at which time textbooks for the students' listed fall courses can be ordered (you will receive information this summer about the ordering process). Finalized student schedules with courses and teachers will be provided on registration day at the start of school. Students who wish to change their course requests will have the opportunity to do so once school starts, during the drop/add period in the fall. 

Please inform either your child’s advisor or me directly should you have any questions this spring about your child’s course requests for the coming year or about the academic program in general.

I hope this finds you well, enjoying your spring.


John A. Drew
Assistant Head/Academic Dean


link to course request deadlines