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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 419 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,050
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $58,350
  • Acceptance rate: 18%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Middlesex School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

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Attribute
Student Attention
Student Test Scores
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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Middlesex School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1901
1906
Campus Size
350 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
419 students
320 students
% Students of Color
37%
25%
% International Students
12%
20%
% Students Boarding
73%
67%
Average SAT Score
1470
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
32
(Out of 36)
*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
No dress code
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
61
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
71%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$301.5 million
(Includes Endowment & Long term investments)
$28 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$72,050
(No additional fees)
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$58,350
(No additional fees)
$35,000
% Students on Financial Aid
34%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$52,560
(Need-based aid)
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Average Percentile SSAT
90%
-
Acceptance Rate
18%
60%
Director of Admissions
Douglas C. Price

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
61
17
Courses
Advanced 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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
79
24
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
AI (Artificial Intelligence) Club, AI Club, Astronomy Club, Baking club, Book Lovers’ Club, Botany Club, Boys with Books, Bring Change to Mind, Campuses Against Cancer, Cards for Kids, Catan club, Chess Club, Classical Music Club, Classics Club, Classics club, Common sense, Computer Programming Club, Creative Writing Club, Crossword Club, Debate Club, Economics Club, Esports, Farming, FemX, Finance club, Fishing Club, Focus, Formula One, French Club, Friendship bracelet club, Gazebo Skating Club, German Club, Girls with Gains, GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance), Harry Potter Club, Improv Club, International Club Food Club, Intersectionality Club, Jewish Student Union, Knitting Club, Language Tutoring, Makers Club, Marine Biology Club, Math Club, Medical Club, Mindfulness (Morning Mindfulness), Mountain Bike Club, MX DNA, MX Music Festival, MX Yoga Club, MXSpike (Spikeball Club), Not Dead Yet Poets Society, Nutrition Club, Outside Club, Painting Club, Peace of Mind, Percussion Club, Photo Club, Photography Club, Physics Club, Ping Pong Club, Politics Club, Real Estate Investment Club, Road Cycling Club, Robotics, Rubiks Cube, Screenwriting Club, Sense for Humanity, Spanish Club, Sports Analytics Club, Star Wars Club, Studio Art Club, Tea Club, The Anvil, The Iris, Video Production Club, Volunteer for Veterans, Weightlifting, Writing for Social Justice and Change

College Matriculation

Year: 2018 - 2022
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Chicago
22
Boston College
21
Harvard University
19
Trinity College
16
Georgetown University
14
Colby Collee
13
Bowdoin College
12
Brown University
12
Tufts Universiy
12
University of Richmond
12

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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Middlesex School cost?
Middlesex School's tuition is approximately $72,050 for boarding students and $58,350 for day students.
What schools are Middlesex School often compared to?
Middlesex Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Deerfield Academy, Phillips Academy Andover, Choate Rosemary Hall by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of Middlesex School?
The acceptance rate of Middlesex School is 18%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%. Middlesex School's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from Middlesex School?
Middlesex School famous alumni include: Steve Carell, Kevin Systrom, Sarah Leary, William Hurt, Anthony Lake, Li Chung Pei, Cass Sunstein, Sarah Leary, Martin Hoffman and Joseph Kahn.
What sports does Middlesex School offer?
Middlesex School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Wrestling.
What is Middlesex School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Middlesex School?
The application deadline for Middlesex School is Jan. 15.

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Class of 2019
5.00
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 2018
5.00
St. Lawrence University
Great level of focus on developing clear and cohesive writing skills. Write countless essays and spend time working on the technicalities that improve your ability. Great long-standing traditions. We have a beautiful circle that allows. . .

Class of 2019
5.00
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 419 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,050
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $58,350
  • Acceptance rate: 18%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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