Middlesex School

1400 Lowell Road
Concord, MA 01742
Tel: (978) 371-6524
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 395 students
Founded in 1901, and located in one of this country's most historic towns, Concord, Massachusetts, Middlesex aspires to help its students "find their promise" through immersion in a rigorous academic program, inclusive extracurricular programs in arts and athletics, and a commitment to service. Middlesex students are exposed to a breadth and depth of opportunities typically found at only a much larger school.
Over 145 classes include five languages, a much emulated Writing Program, and over 40 advanced and AP sections that wil stretch students intellectually as they pursue academic passions.
At Middlesex, everyone engages in cocurricular life, participating in a thriving arts program (including a third of the school performing via vocal, instrumental or dramatic groups) that ofters opportunities for the beginner to high-end artist; similarly, each student participates in athletics, and we have a home for both the elite athlete and those new to team sports.
All of this work takes place in a community strengthened by our shared commitment to five core values: honesty, respect, kindness, gratitude, and courage.

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
Middlesex School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1901 1910
Campus Size 350 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 395 students 298 students
% Students of Color
31%
20%
% International Students
11%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
68%
Average SAT Score 2100 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:4 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 23 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
71%
67%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $244 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,060 $49,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$44,840 $27,800
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $45,200 $21,275
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 87 -
Acceptance Rate
18%
55%
Director of AdmissionsDouglas C. Price

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 23 16
CoursesAP Art History , AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese, AP Computer Science, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language, AP Government and Politics, AP Latin ( Vergil), AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 17 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 68 24
ExtracurricularsAlumni Ambassador, Amnesty International Club, Anime Club, Astronomy, Bateman's Bullfrogs, Bonsai Club, Chess, Children's Play, Chorus, Circle of Women, Common Sense (Environmental Organization), Community Service Program, Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Cooking, Cowboys' Lunch, Diversity, Divine Visions (Step Dance), Fancy Dress Friday, Finance Club, Fishing, Freedom of Speech, French Club, Frisbee Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Horror Movie Club,

College Matriculation

Year: 2011 - 2015 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston College 22
Dartmouth College 16
Columbia University 13
Harvard University 13
Middlebury College 13
Colby College 12
Georgetown University 12
New York University 12
Trinity College 11
University of Chicago 10
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Middlesex School Mission and History
  • Frederick Winsor wanted the school he founded in 1901 to be distinct from the boarding schools of the time, and from its beginnings, Middlesex School has occupied a unique place in the independent school landscape. It is a non-sectarian School with a positive sense of tradition and mission. It is a school with small-school intimacy and big-school opportunity, a school that early on sought students from every part of the country through a National Scholarship Program. As it has grown, Middlesex has broadened its national and international reach while always benefiting from its local surroundings-the human and cultural capital of the Boston/Cambridge area. Middlesex School, both in the present and in the past, has preferred capacity in many areas to specialization in one. We believe a transparent and familiar community is an ethical community. We believe in our students. From the start, Winsor`s mission was to "find the promise that lies hidden" in every student, and that message of individuality, hope, and possibility guides us today. Our campus, designed by the Olmsted Brothers firm, remains centered on its iconic circle. We are fortunate to live in a beautiful setting that naturally brings our paths and our lives together. Radiating from a common sense of place and purpose, Middlesex continues to prepare its students for a changing world. We have evolved in many ways since our founding over a century ago. We have undergone renovation, conservation, expansion, and constant transition in person and place. Yet our buildings, our fields, our programs, and our ethos still cleave to a human scale fostering collegiality and contact. Despite the school`s continuous transformation, our mission, with our students at the center, remains the same. 
  • School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
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