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Today's Middlesex has 375 students, boarding and day, who come from over 30 states and 15 countries. Students pursue academic excellence in small classes that challenge their intellects and imaginations. Extraordinary facilities support superb, inclusive programs in arts and athletics. Need-based financial aid is awarded to over 30 percent of students.
In recent years, the school has had a Presidential Scholar, Intel Finalist, and numerous winners of national and regional academic, athletic, and artistic distinctions. Graduates are prepared for outstanding opportunities in college and beyond.
1400 Lowell Road, Concord, Massachusetts, USA
Director of Admission:
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Summary: In its wide range of curricular offerings, from mathematics to the natural, physical, and social sciences to the humanities and the arts, Middlesex emphasizes the value of critical thinking as the cornerstone of effective learning. The School also recognizes the value of the ‘‘verbal classroom,’’ in which students are encouraged to join and take a leadership role in the lively classroom discussions.
Department Director: Karlyn McNall
Average Class Size: 12
Full Time Teachers: 62
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 73.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 4/1
Saturday Classes: Yes
Number of AP Courses Offered: 23
Summary: Residential life at Middlesex takes place in the nine dormitories on campus. Proctors, senior leaders selected by the faculty and students, live on each floor in order to be available for all students. Middlesex students enjoy vertical housing, in which all classes live together, allowing for role modeling by upperclassmen and greater integration among the classes. Seventy-five percent of rooms on campus are singles. Two to three faculty families live in every Middlesex house. The formal and informal interactions in the houses between students, faculty and families create an environment that promotes close personal relationships and balanced lives. Beyond the dormitories, the academic facilities, and the athletic center, the simple, dignified chapel provides the campus its stately center and a community meeting place. The dining hall includes a student center complete with snack bar, game rooms, and lounge area.
Number of Dorms: 9
Average Students Per Dorm: 30
No. of Girls Dorms: 5
No. of Boys Dorms: 4
Dress Code: Casual
Clubs and Organizations
Athletics Department Director: Joe Lang
Summary: Beginning in the early fall of the junior year, two full-time Directors of College Counseling work closely with each student to help him or her make sound judgments about college interests at each step of the application process. The Directors meet frequently with parents as well as with students. More than 80 college representatives visit Middlesex to meet with students each fall.
The median scores on the SAT for Middlesex’s class of 2014 were 680 verbal, 700 math, and 700 writing.
The top five choices for the class of 2014: Amherst College (4), Dartmouth College (4), Middlebury College (4), University of Chicago (4), and Bowdoin College(3).
Department Director: Mathew DeGreeff
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Steve Carrell (Class of 1980) television and movie actor
William Hurt (Class of 1968) Academy Award-winning actor
Joseph Kahn (Class of 1983) Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
Henry Cabot Lodge Jr (Class of ) former US Senator from Massachusetts
Bill Richardson (Class of 1966) Governor of New Mexico and former Presidential candidate
Cass Sunstein (Class of 1972) Head of Obama's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
William Weld (Class of 1962) former Governor of Massachusetts
Kevin Systrom (Class of 2002) founder of Instagram
"I learned that it is important to branch out rather than narrow down- because with more experience and perspective, the more sucessful you can be in whatever you do."
-Emma, Class of ,
"My teacher never allowed me to settle for mediocrity and continued to push me until the essay turned out to be the best i had ever written."
-John Henry, Class of ,
"I can be myself and do whatever I want because here, everyine has a geeky, musical, sporty, artsy side."
-Cici, Class of ,
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