Middlesex School

5.00 5 1 (27 reviews)
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  
    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. . .

  • Class of 2018
    5 Stars  
    Davidson College
    My favorite Middlesex tradition is the end of the year dorm dinner. It is a time students come together to be grateful for others in their dorm and show their gratitude for each other. My. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
Middlesex SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19011909
Campus Size350 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment407 students318 students
% Students of Color
32%
22%
% International Students
11%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
66%
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
Teacher : Student Ratio1:41:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered6117
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
76%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$262 million
(Includes Endowment & Long term investments)
$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$64,015
(No additional fees)
$55,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$51,212
(No additional fees)
$30,155
% Students on Financial Aid
34%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$49,612
(Need-based aid)
$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 31Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT85%-
Acceptance Rate
19%
55%
Director of AdmissionsDouglas C. Price

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered6117
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 Offered1715
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 Organizations9724
ExtracurricularsBest Buddies, Community Service Club, Math Team, Middlesex Yearbook, Outing Club, Pagan/Wiccan Alliance, Peer Support, Spectrum (Multi-cultural Organization), Student Activities Committee, Student Admissions Committee, Student Government, The Asian Society, The Black Awareness Club

Club or Organization:
3 v 3 hoops, African Culture Appreciation Club, Applied Sciences, Backgamon Club, Best Buddies, Biology Club, Book Lovers Club, Campuses against Cancer, Centennial Flame Guard, Chinese Club, Chinese Yo-yo, Classical Music Club, Computer Science Club, Cooking Club, Creative Writing Club, Dog Walking Club, Edmund Burke Reading Group, Fantasy Sports Club, Focus, Game Development Club, Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Global Events, Harry Potter Club, Hip Hop Dance Group, Indoor Rock Climbing, Instinct Club, Iris, Jazz Lunch, Jewish Club, Knitting Club, Loomis Chaffee Radio, Loomis Chaffee UNICEF, Mechanical Appreciation Club, Middlesex on the Issues, Mindfulness Club, MIT Launch Club, Model Congress, Modern Physics Club, Movie Appreciation Club, Music and Moves, MX Cares, MX Live, Mx Mentoring Club, National History Club, Omega Business Club, Ongaku!, Outdoors Club, Outkast, Photo Club, Photo Exeter, Piece of Mind, Poetry Club, Premier League Club, Programming Club, Public Speaking Club, Random Acts of Kindness Club, Reggae Music Club, Robotics Club, Rocketry Club, Skating Club, Skeptics Society, Ski and Snowboarding, Society of Latinos, Songwriters Club, Spanish Club, Spike Ball Club, Spirit Club, Tech Innovation Club, TED Talks, The Anvil, The Resistance Club, Vegan Eats Club, Video Game Club, Video Production Club, Young Democrats, Young Republicans, Zebrettes

Arts and Music Programs:
Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Middlesex Art Association, MoneySmart, Monotones, Mxlodians, Tech Theater, The Loomis Chaffee Democratic Society

College Matriculation

Year: 2015 - 201910 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston College20
Georgetown University20
Dartmouth College18
Colby College15
University of Chicago15
New York University14
Brown University13
Hamilton College12
Harvard University12
Columbia University11
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
    • Bill Richardson - Governor of New Mexico
    • 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

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