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CA Whereabouts Standards

As a student at Concord Academy, your child will have the ability to move freely throughout our extended campus (link of a picture of the map of extended campus) during free blocks, after school hours and weekends when they do not have a CA commitment. When they wish to go beyond the extended campus, get into a car, or enter a private home, they are required to submit a Leave Request through Boardingware

CA Whereabouts Standards

As a student at Concord Academy, your child will have the ability to move freely throughout our campus proper and the extended campus (extended campus extends into the town of Concord to include numerous local stores) during free blocks, after-school hours, and weekends when they do not have a CA commitment. When they wish to go beyond the extended campus, get into a car, or enter a private home, they are required to submit a Day or Overnight Pass through Boardingware.

 

If you have specific expectations and/or restrictions for your child, please make those clear to your child so they understand any limitations they are expected to adhere to regarding pass requests. Through the Boardingware application, parents/guardians will be able to view all pass requests.  

 

Below are the standards we have for CA students pertaining to their travel off campus. 

 

Car permissions: We allow CA students to ride in vehicles with all licensed drivers. This includes but is not limited to faculty/staff, relatives, friends, cab companies, and students. In Massachusetts, newly licensed drivers are not able to carry passengers other than family members in their car for the first six months after receiving their license. If you wish to limit who your child may ride with, please communicate that clearly with your child. They are expected to follow your guidelines. 

 

Public Transportation (subway, bus, or commuter rail train): We require that freshmen and sophomores travel in pairs (or more) on public transportation, whereas juniors and seniors may travel alone. If you wish to limit your child’s use of public transportation, please communicate that clearly with your child. They are expected to follow your guidelines. 

 

Ridesharing (e.g. Uber/Lyft): Ridesharing companies require passengers to be at least 18 years of age and have an account in their name. CA allows students to use these services if they are 18 years old or with someone who is 18. If you wish to limit your child’s use of this form of transportation, please communicate that clearly with your child. They are expected to follow your guidelines.

 

Sleepovers: As a student at Concord Academy, your child has the ability to host a sleepover in their room or go to another student’s room to sleep over within their own house or in another student house. In each case, the house faculty members on duty communicate to confirm whereabouts and supervision. If you wish to limit your child’s sleepovers, please communicate that clearly with your child. They are expected to follow your guidelines.

 

Running, biking, or walking: We allow students to run, walk, or bike/skate/scooter/etc. (with a helmet) freely within extended campus (if students bring their own bike/scooter/skateboard we require them to bring their own helmet). However, if they wish to do so beyond the bounds of extended campus, they must first obtain permission from a CA adult. The student must provide the adult with their route and expected return time and carry a fully charged cell phone with them. If you wish to limit your child’s access to this privilege, please communicate that clearly with your child. They are expected to follow your guidelines. 

 

Curfew: All students are expected to adhere to curfew. Boarders are expected to be back in their campus house, where they are accounted for each evening, at 10 p.m. on weeknights and 11 p.m. on weekends. Day students who remain on campus for study hall (7:30–9:30; sign-in is required) must leave campus by 10 p.m. on weeknights, 11 p.m. on weekends.