At a glance
Location Concord, MA
|Grades 9-12||Students Receiving Aid 35%|
|Student Body Coed||Total Aid Awarded $5,700,000|
|Student/Faculty Ratio 4:1||Endowment $244,000,000|
Average Class Size12
Sports & Extracurriculars42*
|Average SAT Score (Math)||700|
|Average SAT Score (Verbal)||700|
|Learning Support Program?|
|Number of AP Programs||25|
|IB Program Offered?|
|Region|| Boston MA Area
|Program Emphasis|| Boarding School
|Grade Divisions|| Secondary
|School Setting||Small Town|
|Campus Size (Acres)||350|
|Head of School||Kathleen Carroll Giles|
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.
|Full Time Faculty||62|
|% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees||71%|
|Faculty with doctorate||8|
|Faculty with masters||37|
|Average Class Size||12|
|Special Academic Support Programs|
|A Sampling of Courses Offered|
|A.P. Courses Offered|
|Majority of students come from||Northeast|
|% of Students of Color||32%|
|% of International Students||11%|
|Director of Admission||Douglas C. Price|
|Admission Application||Apply to Middlesex School|
|Application Fee Amount||$55/$110|
|Application Deadline(s)||January 15|
|Financial Aid Deadline(s)||January 31|
|Financial Aid Awarded||$5,700,000|
|% of Students Receiving Financial Aid||35%|
|Admissions Selectivity||Very selective|
|Admission Tests Accepted|
|Day Student Tuition||$46,420|
|Boarding Student Tuition||$58,200|
College Placement Office
|Average SAT I Scores (Math)||700|
|Average SAT I Scores (Verbal)||700|
|Average SAT I Scores (Writing)||700|
|Average ACT Score||29|
|Dedicated College Placement Office||Yes|
|Recent College Matriculations||Top five colleges attended over the past 6 years: Amherst College, Boston College, Columbia University, Colby College, Dartmouth College, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Middlebury College, New York University, Trinity College, University of Chicago|
|% of Graduates Who Attend College||100%|
Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities