Middlesex School

1400 Lowell Rd, PO Box 9122, Concord, MA 01742

Frederick Winsor, with the aid of his brother and a group of Harvard colleagues, established Middlesex, where he combined elements of the house system with some of the features of the church schools in England. In the mid-1930s, to aid in recruiting pupils from a distance, he introduced his plan of competitive prize scholarships for boys from all parts of the country. In 1974, the school became coeducational. Since its founding, the school has maintained a college preparatory curriculum that emphasizes critical-thinking, analytical and communicational skills. Each academic department is organized into the humanities, arts, social sciences or natural sciences division, with distributive requirements established by each division. In the junior and senior years, students may choose from the unusually rich elective offerings, which include Advanced Placement courses in some two dozen subject areas; all juniors take AP English. Advanced electives and an independent study program enable pupils to study beyond the AP level in any discipline. The school conducts small classes and maintains a low student-teacher ratio. Located on 350 acres, the well-equipped campus allows for a wide variety of team and individual sports. Facilities are provided for drama, figure drawing, oil painting, watercolor, ceramics, woodworking, printmaking and photography. Students produce three major theater productions annually, and Middlesex schedules various on-campus social and cultural activities throughout the year. The school's proximity to Boston and Cambridge offers further opportunities for enrichment.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Coed Grades 9-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address1400 Lowell Rd, PO Box 9122, Concord, MA 01742
Year Established1901
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorKathleen Carroll Giles
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment369
Boarding Students257
Day Students112
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