Weekend descriptions and schedule for 2018-19
Most weekends at CA are regarded as open weekends; all students are strongly encouraged to participate in the weekend programs and activities that are planned for these weekends. Boarders may leave for part or all of the weekend and there are no participation requirements for day students.
The events on these weekends are designed to foster a sense of community and allow for interaction among students of all ages and backgrounds. Day students and boarders are expected to attend at least one event on campus over the course of a community weekend. With infrequent exceptions, boarders are not permitted to be away from campus for part or all of these weekends:
September 7-9; 14-16
These weekends fall immediately prior to exams and include some holidays. Light programming may consist of on-campus activities, off-campus trips, and/or house-based programs. We expect students to be studying and preparing for exams.
December 14-16 (exams)
May 24-26 (exams)
These weekends occur when classes are not scheduled on a Monday. Fewer students remain at the school, affording the opportunity for small groups to take advantage of cultural activities in the area. Houses remain open during long weekends.
October 12-16 (Family Weekend ends Saturday afternoon, October 13 - no classes Monday or Tuesday)
February 16-18 (Presidents Day) - No classes Monday
April 13-15 (Patriots’ Day)--No classes Monday
"No New Homework" Weekend
On this weekend, teachers are asked not to assign new homework over the weekend to enable students to focus on other commitments including preparing college applications, participating in extracurricular events, and continuing work on long-term assignments.
Community Dinner and Programming
Two to three evenings per semester the boarding community comes together a community dinner, which is usually theme based or formal in attire, and includes a cultural celebration. Boarders are expected to return to campus if on a blue slip or white slip by 5:30pm on these dates.
Monday, September 3 (Boarder and Campus Resident Welcome)
Sunday, November 11 (Thanksgiving Celebration)
Thursday, December 20 (Senior Holiday Chapel)
Sunday, February 3 (Lunar New Year Celebration)