Middlesex School

1400 Lowell Road,
Concord, MA 01742
Tel: (978) 371-6524
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 375 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 
2014 School Data
Middlesex School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1901 1908
Campus Size 350 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 375 students 300 students
% Students of Color 28% 18%
% International Students 12% 20%
% Students Boarding 70% 67%
Average SAT Score 2070 * 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 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 70% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $194 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,160 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$43,300 $26,110
% Students on Financial Aid 28% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $42,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 87% -
Acceptance Rate 18% 58%
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 23 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 14
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: 2010-2014 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston College 18
Dartmouth College 16
Harvard College 15
Trinity College 13
Columbia University 12
Middlebury College 12
Vanderbilt University 12
Amherst College 11
Bucknell University 11
University of Chicago 10
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • 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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Concord Academy (2.5 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • ConcordConcord Academy
    166 Main Street
    2.5 mi | 377 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WestonThe Cambridge School of Weston
    45 Georgian Road
    9 mi | 335 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WalthamChapel Hill-Chauncy Hall
    785 Beaver Street
    10.2 mi | 165 students | Gr. 9-12
  • GrotonGroton School
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    12.8 mi | 381 students | Gr. 8-12
  • GrotonLawrence Academy
    26 Powderhouse Road, PO Box 992
    978 448 1530
    12.9 mi | 401 students | Gr. 9-12
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