Middlesex School


1400 Lowell Rd - Concord, MA 01742 USA (978) 371-6524 http://www.mxschool.edu
Day School | Boarding School

History

In 1901, Frederick Winsor opened Middlesex School in Concord. From the very beginning, his mission was "to find the promise that lies hidden" in every student.

The design for Middlesex's campus was created by the sons of Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of New York's Central Park, Boston's Emerald Necklace and Stanford University.

One of Winsor's greatest achievements was the creation of the National Scholarship Program, the first of its kind at any secondary school. These scholarships brought students from every corner of the country and made Middlesex a truly national institution. This broad representation has been a hallmark of Middlesex and continues today, with current Middlesex students representing 33 states and 14 foreign countries.

Middlesex graduates matriculate at a large number of the country's finest colleges and universities; the largest numbers of graduates of the last five years now attend Boston College, Brown, Georgetown, Harvard, and Tufts.

Music and drama play a central role in the life of the School. Almost one third of the student body sings in one of the choruses; over one third take instrumental lessons and play in musical groups; and the theatrical productions (usually one major drama and one musical each year) are of a quality not usually seen at the high school level.

Athletics, too, have always been a hallmark of Middlesex. Middlesex fields 29 varsity sports, and has achieved an unusually successful record for a school of its small size. In a recent five-year period, Middlesex teams have won championships in girls’ cross country, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, field hockey, football, girls’ crew, girls’ skiing, and girls’ soccer.

Among Middlesex's many traditions, one has remained virtually unchanged since the first graduate received his diploma in 1904: every graduate has carved a plaque that permanently adorns a wall of one of the School's main buildings. The plaques are full of representations of home states, favorite sports, meaningful experiences, and even rock album covers. They are a striking reminder of generations of Middlesex graduates and the mark they each have made on the school.

Overview

Region
Boston MA Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Small Town
Campus Size (Acres) 360
Head of School Kathleen C. Giles
Endowment $170 million

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.mxschool.edu
Director of Admission Douglas C. Price
Admission Application Apply to Middlesex School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50 domestic; $100 international
Application Deadline(s) January 15
Financial Aid Deadline(s) January 15
Financial Aid Awarded $4.1 million
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 30
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $41,800.00
Boarding Student Tuition $52,300.00
International Student Tuition $50,320.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 375
Boys 188
Girls 187
% Boys/Girls 50/50
Boarding Students 260
Day Students 115
International
Australia
Canada
China
Jamaica
Japan
Korea
Other (Bahamas)
Phillipines
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Thailand
United States
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 29
% of International Students 12

Academics

Full Time Faculty 85
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 76
Student/Faculty ratio 5:1
Average Class Size 12
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Art
Art History
Astronomy
Biology
Business
Calculus
Chemistry
Chinese
Choir
Classics
Community Service
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama
Economics
Electives
English
Environmental Science
Ethics
European History
Expository Writing
French
Genetics
Government/Civics
Greek
History
Latin
Linear Algebra
Music Composition
Music Theory
Philosophy
Physics
Pre-calculus
Psychology
Spanish
Trigonometry
World History
A.P. Courses Offered
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
French Language
Latin Literature
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Music Theory
Physics B
Physics C
Statistics
Studio Art
US Government & Politics
US History
World History

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 700
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 690
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 690
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Top five colleges attended over the past 6 years: Boston College, Bucknell University, Harvard University, Dartmouth College, and Georgetown University
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
skiing (downhill)
soccer
softball
squash
tennis
track and field
Recreational Sports
aerobics
dance
fitness
weight lifting
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
Art Club
Choir
Chorus
Community Service Program
Computer Club
Dance Club
Debate Club
Drama Club
Gay/Straight Alliance
International Club
Investment Club
Judiciary Board
Literary Magazine
Newspaper
Orchestra
Photography Club
School Band
Science Club
Student Government
Student Jobs Program
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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  • Financial Aid Awarded: $4.1 million
  • % of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 30

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