Middlesex School

1400 Lowell Road
Concord, MA 01742
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 150 classes include five languages, a much emulated Writing Program, and over 50 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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  • Class of 2019
    5 Stars  
    Boston University
    Middlesex is probably the boarding school that is far ahead in terms of student body diversity, and I mean that in a very good way. Between geographical and socioeconomic diversity, you really learn a ton. . .

  • Class of 2019
    5 Stars  
    Northeastern
    The community that is centered around the circle is welcoming, and the nice fall and spring days leave the students socializing on the circle during free blocks throughout the day and in their free time. . .

  • Class of 2019
    5 Stars  
    UMass Lowell
    The entire experience was not only unique, it was life changing! It opened my eyes and mind up to world I wasn't familiar with. I was able to meet, connect and bond with students from. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Middlesex SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19011907
Campus Size350 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment410 students300 students
% Students of Color
33%
25%
% International Students
12%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
70%
Average SAT Score1410* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score32*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio4:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered6118
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
71%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$301.5 million
(Includes Endowment & Long term investments)
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$67,920
(No additional fees)
$59,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$54,340
(No additional fees)
$33,500
% Students on Financial Aid
33%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$52,560
(Need-based aid)
$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineJan. 31Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Average Percentile SSAT85%-
Acceptance Rate
14%
58%
Director of AdmissionsDouglas C. Price

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered6118
CoursesAdvanced Approaches to Acting, Advanced Astronomy, Advanced Data Structures, Advanced French--The Francophone World, Advanced Greek Literature, Advanced Photography, Advanced Studies in Latin Literature, Advanced Studies in Latin Poetry, Advanced Studio Projects, Advanced Topics in Computer Science, Afro-American History, AP Art History , AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese, AP Computer Science, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Studies, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Government and Politics, AP Latin ( Vergil), AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History, Art and Life in Nineteenth-Century France, British Romantic Literature, Engineering, Era of the American Civil War, Fantasy Literature in English, Fiction Writing, Forms of Poetry, Global. Studies, History of Dissent, Jane Austen, Modern American Poetry, Multivariable Calculus, Narratives of Nationhood, Nature Writing: Thoreau and Emerson, Postcolonial Literature, Seminar in Advanced Computer Science, Seminar in Advanced Mathematics, Studies in Medieval Literature, The American Romantic Tradition, The Harlem Renaissance, The Hero in 20th Century Literature, The Novel after Modernism, The Personal Essay, Utopias and Dystopias, Vector Calculus, War and Reconciliation

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1816
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations7123
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
7v7 Football Club, AI (Artificial Intelligence) Club, Allies Against Racial Injustice, Architecture and Design, Astronomy Club, Baking club, Book Lovers’ Club, Botany Club, Campuses Against Cancer, Cards for Kids, Clash of Clans club, Classical Music Club, Classics club, Comic Book Club, Common sense, Computer Programming Club, Country Music Club, Creative Writing Club, Crypto Club, Debate Club, deca, DeFi Club, EQ: science magazine, FemX, Film Club, Finance club, Fishing Club, Focus, French Club, Friendship bracelet club, Gazebo Skating Club, Girls with Gains, GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance), Harry Potter Club, I saw the sign (asl club), Improv Club, Jewish Student Union, Jiu Jitsu club, Kickball Club, Knitting Club, Lifting club, Marine Biology Club, Math Club, Meats and Beats, Mindfulness (Morning Mindfulness), Minecraft club, Moodle Development Team, Music Appreciation Club, MX Swim Team, MXSpike (Spikeball Club), MXTV, Origami Club, Outdoors Club, Peace of Mind, Pen Pal Club, Photography Club, PICKLEBALL CLUB, Ping Pong Club, Poi Club, Politics Club, Robotics, Sending a Smile, Sports Analytics Club, Star Wars Club, Studio Art Club, The Anvil, The Hammer Podcast, The Iris, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Video Production Club, Writing for Social Justice and Change

College Matriculation

Year: 2016 - 202010 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston College21
University of Chicago20
Georgetown University17
New York University17
Harvard University16
Dartmouth College15
Trinity College14
Bowdoin College13
Colby College13
Tufts University13
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 church-affiliated 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.
  • Middlesex School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Steve Carell - Actor
    • Kevin Systrom - Co-founder of Instagram
    • Sarah Leary - Cofounder of Nextdoor
    • William Hurt - Academy Award Winning Actor
    • Anthony Lake - Executive Director, Unicef
    • Li Chung Pei - Architect
    • Cass Sunstein - Head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
    • Sarah Leary - Co-Founder of Nextdoor
    • Martin Hoffman - US Secretary of the Army
    • Joseph Kahn - Managing Editor, The New York Times

Profile last updated: 09/10/2021

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