Middlesex School

1400 Lowell Road,
Concord, MA 01742
Tel: (978) 371-6524
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 375 students
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, extraordinary extracurricular programs in arts and athletics, and a commitment to service.

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Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
Middlesex School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1901 1907
Campus Size 350 acres 125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 375 students 300 students
% Students of Color 27% 18%
% International Students 11% 20%
% Students Boarding 70% 67%
Average SAT Score 2090 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1950 - 2230 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Monthly
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 22 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 71% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $194 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$52,300 $46,950
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$41,800 $26,280
% Students on Financial Aid 28% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $41,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 85% -
Acceptance Rate 19% 57%
Director of Admissions Douglas C. Price  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 22 15
AP 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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 16 13
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 67 24
Extracurriculars20/20, Alumni Ambassador, Amnesty International, Astronomy Club, Ballroom Dancing, Book Club, Broadway Club, Business Club, Cancer Awareness, Children's Play, Chorus, Classical Music Club, Common Sense (Environmental Organization), Community Service, Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Cowboys' Lunch, Diversity Committee, Divine Visions (Step Dance), Fairytale club, Fides, Finance Club, Fishing, FOCUS, Freedom of Speech, French Club,

College Matriculation

Year: 2010-2013 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston College 15
Harvard College 13
Dartmouth College 12
Trinity College 12
Bucknell University 11
Columbia University 10
George Washington University 10
Bates College 9
Middlebury College 9
Vanderbilt University 9
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School Notes:

  • Critical thinking, academic rigor and depth unusual for a small school, and a sprited community define Middlesex School. Situated on a rural campus of 350 acres just 20 miles west of Boston, in a typical year the School enrolls 375 students from 30 states and 20 countries. Thirty percent of the students receive financial aid. Students pursue academic excellence in small, intellectually rigorous, Socratic classes. The challenging curriculum includes preparation in 22 Advanced Placement subject areas. Middlesex's unique location permits its students and faculty to draw on the extensive opportunities of a major urban center.

  • School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Steve Carell - Actor: The Office, Despicable Me, others
    • William Weld - Former Governor of Massachusetts
    • Bill Richardson - Governor of New Mexico
    • William Hurt - Academy Award Winning Actor: Kiss of the Spider Woman, others
    • Anthony Lake - Executive Director, Unicef
    • Li Chung Pei - Architect
    • Cass Sunstein - Former Head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
    • Kevin Systrom - Co-Founder of Instagram
    • Martin Hoffman - US Secretary of the Army
    • Conrad Aiken - Author

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The nearest school is Concord Academy (2.5 miles away)
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