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Middlesex School

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Middlesex School

At a glance

Location Concord, MA Tuition $54,160
Grades 9-12 Students Receiving Aid 28%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $4,100,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 4:1 Endowment $160,000,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 18%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 375

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 12

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 42*
Average SAT Score (Math) 690
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 690
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 22
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Boston MA Area
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1901
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Small Town
Campus Size (Acres) 375
Head of School Kathleen Carroll Giles
Endowment $160,000,000

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.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 58
Part Time Faculty 1
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 70%
Faculty with doctorate 8
Faculty with masters 37
Student/Faculty ratio 4:1
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

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 375
Boys 186
Girls 189
% Boys/Girls 50/50
Boarding Students 257
Day Students 112
International
Australia
Canada
China
France
Jamaica
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Other (Bahamas)
Phillipines
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
UK
United States
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Iowa
Kentucky
Maine
Massachusetts
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 29%
% of International Students 11%

Admission

E-mail admissions@mxschool.edu
Web Address www.mxschool.edu
Director of Admission Douglas C. Price
Admission Application Apply to Middlesex School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $55/$110
Application Deadline(s) January 15
Financial Aid Deadline(s) January 31
Financial Aid Awarded $4,100,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 28%
Acceptance Rate 18%
Total Applicants 1100
Admissions Selectivity Very selective
Admissions Yield 50%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $43,300
Boarding Student Tuition $54,160

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 690
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 690
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 690
Average ACT Score 29
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
squash
tennis
track and field
volleyball
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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Contact Info

Phone 978-371-6524
Address 1400 Lowell Road, PO Box 9122 - Concord, MA 01742
Website www.mxschool.edu 
Email admissions@mxschool.edu 
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