Looking for co educational boarding school near Boston, USA? Think about Middlesex.
An unexpected way of thinking, classrooms which are out of
ordinary and a great and friendly community are the aspects which define
Middlesex School. This boarding school is located on a rural area of 350 acres
and is situates only 19 miles away from Boston, the Middlesex School can most
often accept 375 students, who come from 30 states and even 20 countries.
Students can develop in a small and cosy classrooms which will help them master
academically and intellectually. 23 Advancement Placement subject areas and
some additional classes are all included in a demanding curriculum preparation.
Because of its great location, Middlesex Schools gives its students an
opportunity to take advantage of major urban attractions.
Number of students
|Year of foundation:
Frederic Winsor founded the school in 1901 and he wanted a school which will be different from those which were known at his time, and from the very beginning Middlesex School has gained a unique position within the independent schools. It can be defined as a non-sectarian School with a positive attitude and respect for tradition, as well as with a mission to be fulfilled. This School offers an intimacy and privacy of a small schools and opportunities which can be offer by the giants of boarding schools. This School search for its students by making advantage of National Scholarship Program. Throughout years, Middlesex School has grown up and became a master within national and international education, and always benefits from its local surroundings - the area and territories of the Boston/Cambridge area. Middlesex School from the very beginning wanted to be the best in one thing rather that ordinary in many. We believe in a multicultural school community and we believe in our students. From the very beginning Winsor’s mission was to „find the promise that lies hidden” in every single students and his message is our guidance today, tomorrow and always.
Our campus, which was designed by the Olmsted Brother firm, is
planned in an iconic circle. We have a great luck to live in a breathtaking
setting which naturally brings us closer to each other. Middlesex is of the
opinion that a common and shared place and a goal to be achieved is a way to
prepare the students for a real and changing world. We have changed in number
of was since the foundation of the School. We faced the renovation,
conservation and expansion and we are still changing in order to meet the
expectations of changing world. Despite all of the School transformation and
changes our mission is still the same: Students are always the most important!
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Name of Director: Douglas C. Price
Address: 1400 Lowell Road, Concord, MA 01742
Application deadline: 15/01/2015
Rolling or fixed admission date? Fixed
Application fee: $55
International application fee: $110
Cost of tuition
7 days boarding: $54,160
5 days boarding: NA
Day school only cost: $43,300
Needs based aid: Offered
Percentage of students receiving some aid: 28%
Average aid awarded: $42,000
Merit scholarschips:Not Offered
About the school
Dorm Facilities: 9 dorms: average size 30 students. 75% of rooms are singles
What we offer?
What we offer? Whether exploring the parameters of vector calculus, the human mind in psychology, or the night sky in astronomy, Middlesex students’ academic interests burn brightly –but never out. With an average class size of 12, students will find support, challenge, and inspiration in partnership with a brilliant faculty whose enthusiasm for their disciplines is surpassed only by their passionate commitment to their students.
The classroom journey at Middlesex begins with a comprehensive progression through the academic divisions, departments, and disciplines. This core, along with signature programs like The Writer’s Workshop and our 4-course rotation in the fine arts, provides our students with the confidence, creativity, and capacity to experience the academic program to its fullest: from over 20 AP classes to dozens of electives.
Ever wanted to write your own song? Try our Composition and Music Theory course. Learn Chinese? It’s one of our 5 language offerings. Want to know the connection between Shakespeare and Harry Potter? There’s a class for that. Willing to go from the 21st century to the 12th and back in 20 minutes? A Smartboard and a smart teacher will guide you. At Middlesex, you will stretch your academic limits under the caring tutelage of a whole faculty, and indeed, a whole school.
Number of teachers and their qualifications: 88 faculty, 70 percent of teachers with advanced degree
Student/teacher ratio: 4:1
Average class size: 12
Number of AP courses offered: 23
Social life & attractions
||You just finished your microeconomics test. Now what? You could head over to the student center and celebrate over a game of pool, ping-pong, or foosball. Need to reenergize after some pick-up hoops in the gym? Grab a smoothie at the grill, plunk down on a comfy couch, and wait for the protein and glucose to kick in. If you prefer peace and quiet, take a stroll in the woods past the turf fields or visit the dock at Bateman’s Pond to catch some sun (or maybe a largemouth bass).
Our chapels and assemblies bring us together as a whole. Our dorms, the many common spaces around campus, and even the way we sit in the dining hall constantly collects and shuffles smaller groups. The energy of students spills out of our spaces and into our programs. We have over 60 extracurricular organizations, from community service projects like Open Table to academic groups like The Short Story Society to some less scholarly gatherings (that’s you, “Cute Small Animal Club”).
We want campus life to be satisfying, healthy, and well-supported within our boundaries. Our dorms, our advising system, and our community life program see to that. And, of course, your life at Middlesex can and will extend beyond our 350 acres. An afternoon off campus can complement a week on campus smartly: Concord, Cambridge, Boston, and points beyond are only a shuttle and a plan away.
Sport and culture
||Middlesex athletes are graced with the good fortune of great facilities. Our teams sprint on immaculate fields, row on a picturesque pond, work out in a spacious fitness center, and scoop up lacrosse balls on two state-of-the-art turf surfaces.
They hold serve in eight international squash courts, skate on a rink that transforms into indoor tennis courts in the spring, and dance in a bright, airy studio. They pitch on manicured diamonds, rally on eight outdoor tennis courts, sink three-pointers on two hardwood courts, and have the privilege of running along the same wooded paths Henry David Thoreau walked in 1840.
Our spectators cheer from the stands, finish-line, sidelines, and dock. They easily move from one game to the next; both indoor and outdoor facilities are connected through a proximity that naturally brings fans and teams together. They cheer on our athletes, indoors and out, rain or shine: on the Middlesex campus, it’s always a great day to play.
|Culture and arts:
We want our students making art, not just talking about it or passing it by. That’s why we ask them to stow the textbooks for a moment and pick up an instrument, a paint brush, a script. That’s why we take them to the MFA or the ICA in Boston to experience art in its living setting. After all, what is intelligence and discipline without creativity, expression, and a sense of the sublime?
In the Art Department at Middlesex, we start with exposure: a four-course rotation through music, drama, art history, and drawing in which our freshmen and sophomores deepen knowledge and confidence in the Arts while discovering new passions. From there students can refine and master their skills through an array of electives and extracurricular pursuits.
From A.P. Studio Art to student-directed one act plays to one of our nationally recognized a cappella groups, Middlesex students turn practice into performance. We ensure that everybody has the appropriate facilities, faculty support, and schedule flexibility to become fully engaged in the Arts—to stretch, create, and experience fully the life of the heart and of the mind.
Check out the individual program pages in music, visual arts, and theater to get a better sense of what Middlesex Art is all about. More importantly, listen, watch, and enjoy all the student art found throughout this website!
Famous People Who Attended This School
Graduates include: actors Steve Carell and William Hurtt; Governors
William Willam Weld (MA) and William Richardson (NM); and Cass Sunstein –
former Head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
Why Should You Choose this School?
Students choose Middlesex for its challenging academic program, commitment to personal growth, and strong sense of community. All students have faculty advisors who mentor and encourage them to develop existing talents and explore new areas.