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  • School Blog Created on Friday, 16 June 2017

    This is the Valedictorian Address, delivered by Mikey Gergely, at CCA's commencement ceremony on June 10, 2017. Before I begin, I feel like it's only right to send out a huge thank you to everyone who is here today, and I'm sure all the seniors would say the same. If y...

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  • School Blog Created on Friday, 16 June 2017

    This is the Salutatorian Address, delivered by Peter Grifoni, at CCA's commencement ceremony on June 10, 2017. Head of School Andrea Bergstrom, Dr. Ryan Plosker and Members of the Board, faculty, students, family, and friends. Thank you for lending me you ear. Please l...

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  • School Blog Created on Friday, 16 June 2017

    Originally delievered as an address at Baccalaureate on June 9, 2017, by Mrs. Kathy Azadian, Dean of Students and Athletic Director This past year I’ve been asking myself… what voices do I listen to? What voices have I listened to throughout my life? Maybe this questio...

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  • School Blog Created on Friday, 26 May 2017

    5/26/2017 - On Thursday, each of the 6 classes returned safely from their Academic Travel Week adventures. Read on for some final thoughts and photos from our students. Seventh Grade Visits Statue of Liberty and Tenement Museum in NYC Seventh Graders visited the Statue...

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  • School Blog Created on Thursday, 25 May 2017

    5/25/2017 - Today's recap includes an amazing show at Sight and Sound Theater, a trip to the White House, biking in New York City, and the safe return to Base Camp of our Junior Class! Amazing Day for Seventh Grade: From Amish Country to Sight & Sound Today we started ...

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  • School Blog Created on Wednesday, 24 May 2017

    5/24/2017 - Day three of Academic Travel Week is in the books! Read on to learn about all of the new and interesting experiences our students are having! Seventh Graders Explore Gettysburg Today we visited Gettysburg National Military Park and battlefield. It was an in...

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  • School Blog Created on Tuesday, 23 May 2017

    5/23/2017 - Here's a look at what our Upper School students were up to on Day 2 of Academic Travel Week. Seventh Grade Heads South, Explores Indian Echo Caverns The Seventh Grade students departed CCA early Monday morning, headed south to Gettysburg. It was a long day ...

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  • School Blog Created on Monday, 22 May 2017

    5/22/2017 - Saturday and Sunday were departure day for many of the Upper School classes. Read below for an update from the classes that have already hit the road! The Eighth Grade Adventure Begins in Washington, D.C. The first thing we see besides our hotel is the Wash...

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  • School Blog Created on Monday, 22 May 2017

    5/21/2017 - Students in grades 7-12, along with our dedicated Upper School faculty, are taking their learning on the road this week. Students will have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning in real and meaningful ways. Here is a sneak peek at where students a...

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  • School Blog Created on Thursday, 11 May 2017

    In a recent editorial reacting to the Common Core debate, I marveled at the most notable and obvious piece missing from this latest educational movement. In the article entitled, On Being a Real Person: The Missing Core of K-12, author Tom Vander Ark argues eloquently ...

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  • School Blog Created on Friday, 31 March 2017

    Looking for a Mind at Work: St. Paul in Athens Adapted from remarks made during the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony (2017) In the Gospel of Matthew Jesus tells us, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your ...

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  • School Blog Created on Sunday, 05 March 2017

    Over February Break 2017, a group of 22 people from CCA (including students, faculty, and parents) travelled to Campanario Biological Station, a remote field science station in Costa Rica. The group had the opportunity to hike to an active volcano, see all kinds of rar...

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  • School Blog Created on Tuesday, 17 January 2017

    Over 100 years ago, a great Christian poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins, in his poem “Pied Beauty” wrote, “Glory be to God for dappled things . . . All things counter, original, spare, strange”. Hopkins was celebrating difference because God was the author and creator of dif...

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  • School Blog Created on Monday, 12 December 2016

    One of the best hours of the day in the Upper School at CCA is from 12:20-1:15pm. Why? That’s lunch time! I love to watch students as they gather their lunch thermos bags and head for the microwaves. They are talking rapidly, there is laughter and and the anticipated j...

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  • School Blog Created on Sunday, 04 December 2016

    I am grateful for the opportunity to have traveled for a week in China just before Thanksgiving Break. It was encouraging to visit some of our current Chinese parents (we have ten Chinese students in the USLR and I was able to see 4 sets of parents). As I traveled from...

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  • School Blog Created on Tuesday, 22 November 2016

    "A thankful heart is one of the primary identifying characteristics of a believer. It stands in stark contrast to pride, selfishness, and worry. And it helps fortify the believer's trust in the Lord and reliance of His provision, even in the toughest times. No matter h...

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  • School Blog Created on Friday, 30 September 2016

    As the great 17th century astronomer, Johannes Kepler, said, “Science is the process of thinking God’s thoughts after him.” His contemporary, Francis Bacon, the father of inductive reasoning famously observed: “If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doub...

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  • School Blog Created on Friday, 23 September 2016

    Why am I so excited to go to Chapel each week? I love it when the community comes together to worship Jesus. Something that thrills me about worshipping at CCA is the student led worship bands. For the past two weeks we have been led by the Rhetoric School worship band...

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  • School Blog Created on Thursday, 22 September 2016

    As some of you may be aware, about a month ago, I did something for the very first time. My nest became half empty as my husband and I waved goodbye to our daughter in the suburbs of Chicago. We had dropped our oldest daughter off at college. Be still my heart. That fa...

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  • School Blog Created on Saturday, 27 August 2016

    Wow! This is our last weekend before our new school year begins! The classrooms are set up, the floors are getting shined, and the books have arrived. All we need now is you! We cannot wait to welcome all of our students and families back to school next week. It’s an e...

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