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Concord Academy Weekend Types and Dates

Weekend descriptions and schedule for 2018-19

Activity Weekends   

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.

Community Weekends

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

     November 9-11  

     March 29-31

     May 10-12 

Quiet Weekends 

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)

Long Weekends    

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.

October 26-28 

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)  

Sunday, May 12 (Celebrate Spring) 

For specific activities, see the Weekend Bulletin posted on the CA website at the end of every week.