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Communications from Head of School




  • September 29, 2020 Letter to C/A community announces that instruction will shift to a hybrid model on October 19, 2020. Lower School students are on campus for in-person learning five days a week. Middle School students are on campus Mondays and Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays. High School students are on campus Thursdays and Fridays and alternate Wednesdays. Click HERE.
  • August 10, 2020 Letter announces that C/A had made the decision to open the 2020-2021 School Year virtually on August 26, 2020. Click HERE.
  • April 10, 2020 Article by Ms. Morgan, published in the EducationNext blog, summarized the steps and strategies CA employed when moving to an online education platform. "What are some lessons learned from our COVID-19 experience so far? One is that students with ADHD, executive function challenges, and anxiety can thrive in a virtual 'schoolhouse,'” she wrote. Click HERE. (Sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School Program on Education Policy & Governance, the EdNext blog "aims to provide lively commentary on education news and research to bring evidence to bear on current education policy debates.")
  • April 3, 2020 Letter to C/A community reflecting on the first three weeks of virtual learning. "In the midst of the constant streams of information, ever-changing landscape, and reimagining of life as we now know it, one sentiment prevails: an overwhelming sense of gratitude." Click HERE.
  • March 23, 2020 Letter to announce that C/A will comply with Governor Northam's orders and maintain its physical campus closed through the end of this academic year. Click HERE.
  • March 12, 2020 Letter to update our school on C/A health safety plans. Includes Q&A about C/A's Virtual Learning Plan. Click HERE.
Virtual Learning  Testimonials

"I love the consistency with setting expectations! The quickly produced and thorough virtual learning guide! The kids chatted during their first break! I’m so impressed by the seamless roll-out this morning!"

"Thank you C/A for having such a great plan in place and continuing to engage our kids!"

"My daughter was really ready to return to some version of schedule and normalcy, and C/A's distance learning program delivered!! Plus, your management of the classes (when we could overhear from the other room) was extraordinary!"