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Concord Academy

School rating 4.6 / 5 by

166 Main Street Concord MA 01742 United States
Boarding
9th to 12th
Day
9th to 12th
Gender
Coed

Academic

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Physics program in Concord Academy is considered to be the strongest and the most difficult course in the school. It is renowned as a course for overachieved students. In Physics, we are not studying AP curriculum but far beyond that. Performance Arts as well as other Math/Science courses are competitive subjects in this school. The only weakness in the school is probably humanities since we have only limited options for those classes. (Although, I've heard that there will be more next year) In advance courses, especially in Physics, we mostly study based on lectures. However, when we finish taking lectures, teachers will assign work which allows us to work as a group and mostly discuss with others in class. Each class contains at most 12 people which allow teachers to go over every single student individually. No matter how advance the class is, the teacher still assigns a number of work each day.

College Counseling

In fact, not until my senior fall did I start preparing my....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

For international students, Concord Academy accepts the students who have TOEFL iBT....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

The school has seven houses supporting 50% of the students (the rest are day students) With the fact the Concord Academy is safest town in the nearby area, our school rarely has safety issues. The cafeteria is the Academic building (but different section) All school facilities including labs, library, technology resources are all in the same Academic building. When I was a senior, I had a tutor provided from the school. She is really helpful. So do my house parents and my advisor. I met once a week asking about my homework and even....

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