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July 18th 2016 - August 1st 2016
High Fives

Results are in and Middlesex students had another record year in the Advanced Placement exams, earning a "5"—the highest possible score—on 312 AP tests. 

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July 4th 2016 - July 20th 2016
Home Stretch

Scaffolding is coming down and excitement is ramping up as we put the finishing touches on our newest dormitory, Landry House.

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June 20th 2016 - July 6th 2016
Page-Turners

Summer is in full swing, and our students and faculty are diving into a sea of books, from timeless classics to contemporary masterpieces. 

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June 20th 2016 In addition to the All-School Read, Middlesex students will be diving into a wide array of literature this summer. Here are the summer reading assignments by class: Incoming Freshmen (Class IV) The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros Their...
May 31st 2016 Head of School Kathy Giles addressed the Class of 2016 on Monday, May 30 during the commencement ceremony.  Here are excerpts from her remarks: Having our graduation speaker be a Wall Street Journal guy turned my thoughts to business and investment...
May 9th 2016 Each summer Middlesex School students and faculty, both new and returning, participate together in the All-School Read (ASR).  The ASR is an opportunity to think about topics of personal and political significance.  Successful texts engage our...
May 3rd 2016 On Sunday May 1, a small team of Middlesex students and faculty joined more than 40,000 people to make a statement against hunger.  Team MX walked ten miles along the Charles River in Cambridge, MA and raised nearly $2,000.  Money raised from the...
May 1st 2016 On April 29 and 30, the Middlesex theatre department presented the musical "Pippin", the story of a young prince determined to find his place in the world and meaning in his life.  Originally performed on Broadway in 1972, this show was conceived to...
April 22nd 2016 In the election for School President and Vice President, the voting resulted in an unprecedented tie between rising seniors Jake Goorno and Grace Crozier.  As such, the two were elected as School Co-Presidents for the 2016-2017 school year! Grace...
April 20th 2016 On Wednesday April 20, Middlesex celebrated the Day of Silence, a national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT language and behavior.  Nearly 30 students took a vow of silence for the day to illustrate the silencing effect of bullying and...
April 20th 2016 Pippin  Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz  Book by Roger O. Hirson Friday April 29 and Saturday April 30 8:00 PM  "Pippin" is the story of a young prince determined to find his place in the world and meaning in his life.  This coming of age story...
April 11th 2016 Thanks to his exceptional performance on the American Invitational Mathematics Examination, Daniel Lee ’18, of Seoul, South Korea, was recently invited to take the USA Junior Math Olympiad, or USA(J)MO.  Of the thousands of test takers, only about...
April 4th 2016 With the help of his economics teacher, Mr. Pandolfini, and his history teacher, Mr. Risley, senior Jack Yoon recently had a paper accepted for publication in The Concord Review, a quarterly journal that publishes the academic work of secondary...
April 3rd 2016 On Monday, April 4th, John Sharon joined us to address issues of understanding disabilities.  He was the final speaker of this year's Spectrum Dialogues, a mini lecture series devoted to equity, justice, and inclusion.  Mr. Sharon is currently the ...
March 21st 2016 The annual Middlesex Haiku Contest is our way to welcome (or encourage the arrival of) the spring season.  This year, we enjoyed unseasonably warm weather in early March only to experience a snowstorm on the first day of spring!  We look forward to...
March 1st 2016 After each semester at Middlesex, we gather to celebrate the academic achievements of our students at the Academic Awards Assembly.  At this week's assembly, we acknowledged work done in the 2015 fall semester.  For a full list of awards, please...
February 20th 2016 Earlier this month marked the 30th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, which recognizes and celebrates the extraordinary achievements of those who have effected change and created opportunities for women and girls in sports over the...
January 31st 2016 On Saturday, February 20 at 7pm, the 10th Mountain Division Wounded Warriors Sled Hockey Team will take to the ice in a friendly game against members of the Middlesex community.  Lead by head coach Mark McKenna, the 10th Mountain Division hails from...
January 22nd 2016 Outspoken at Middlesex: Six Women Photographers At the Cornelius Ayer Wood Gallery Feb. 2 – Apr. 28, 2016 Opening Reception: Feb. 2, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Open to the public. Curated by photographer and educator, Marky Kauffmann, Outspoken at Middlesex:...
January 10th 2016 Ruth Baldwin joined the Middlesex faculty in 2013 after completing her Ph.D. in English literature at the University of California, Berkeley.  At Berkeley, Ruth also designed and taught undergraduate English courses, served as a teaching assistant,...
January 4th 2016 On Monday, January 18, 2016 the Middlesex School will welcome Jeff Sheng to the community as the featured speaker for this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day program.  Sheng is an American artist whose photographic work over the last decade has...
December 21st 2015 Sunday January 10th at 2:00 PM Middlesex School presents: Goldilocks and the Three Pigs   A comedy for children of all ages! Tickets are $5 and all proceeds support the Linawo Children’s Home Directed by DJ Williams ’16 Running time:  50 minutes  ...
December 7th 2015 The Holiday Concert is the School's annual celebration of the winter holidays in music.  Over the years, these concerts have presented a wide array of musical styles, from Renaissance motets to Duke Ellington.  The 2015 concert featured Joseph Haydn...
November 20th 2015 The Middlesex community is fortunate to welcome artist Elizabeth Awalt to the Ayer Wood Gallery in November and December. Her Studio Lab is a unique opportunity to see an artist in process. Students will have the opportunity to draw, paint, and make...
November 16th 2015 Set in the 1950's, the hilarious farce The Matchmaker follows the romantic machinations of Dolly Levi, a matchmaker for the ages.  The comedy, complete with explosions, cross dressing, mistaken identities, faints, screams and kisses, offered...
November 8th 2015 Mr. Risley came to Middlesex in 2008 from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. A Boston native, Mr. Risley played soccer and ran track while earning his undergraduate degree at Brandeis University. He subsequently earned his M.A. in...
November 5th 2015 Stacey McCarthy, Head of the Visual Arts, teaches her students that research is a part of preparing to create.  Although art students don’t often think of libraries when it comes to creating art, the AP Studio Art class learns a new way of using the...
October 29th 2015 On Thursday October 29, 2015 the Middlesex community welcomed two new members, in the form of two stone lions that now reside outside of the athletic center (though their final resting place will be outside Warburg Library). The lions themselves...
October 29th 2015 This fall the Middlesex community service program is working with Heading Home, a Boston-based nonprofit that places homeless families in permanent housing through a program called Up & Out moves.  Middlesex junior Ryan Ewing, who has been...
October 23rd 2015 Set in the 1950's, this farce follows the romantic machinations of Dolly Levi, a matchmaker for the ages.  This comedy, complete with explosions, cross dressing, mistaken identities, faints, screams and kisses should offer a Middlesex audience, just...
October 21st 2015 Over the fall long weekend, while most of their classmates were taking a well-earned break, students from the Theatre 80 acting class took three days to shoot Greg Ivan Smith's newest short film, "What it Means to Fall."  The film should be edited...
October 5th 2015 Dr. Wetzel earned his undergraduate degree in music education at Miami University of Ohio, his M.M. from the New England Conservatory in Boston, and his doctorate at Ohio State University, where he served as the graduate teaching assistant to the...
September 29th 2015 After each semester at Middlesex, we gather to celebrate the academic achievements of our students at the Academic Awards Assembly.  At this week's assembly, we acknowledged work done in the 2015 spring semester.  For a full list of students...
September 28th 2015 During Sunday night's Lunar Eclipse, nearly 100 students visited the Middlesex Observatory for a viewing party.  The moon entered Earth's umbra (dark part of the shadow) at 9:07 pm, and many students watched and waited patiently until it was...
September 28th 2015   "From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life." - Arthur Ashe On Monday September 28th, our annual Community Service Day allowed both students and faculty to provide a day of service to the surrounding community.  ...
September 22nd 2015 Middlesex students are busy, but they like it that way, as evidenced by their participation in (and creation of) numerous extracurricular activities, particularly the many clubs and organizations on campus. These organizations meet by the discretion...
September 16th 2015 In the first Chapel of each school year, we remember the Middlesex graduates who lost their lives in WWI and WWII.  The Memorial Chapel was built in 1924 in honor and remembrance of those Middlesex boys who died in WWI, and it was rededicated in...
September 14th 2015 September 20-26 is Wellness Week at Middlesex!  Check out the schedule to see what aspects of health and wellness our students will be addressing during September's Wellness Week. Sunday, September 20 - Sunday's Sleep Challenge.  Get eight hours of...
September 8th 2015 Middlesex School Cornelius Ayer Wood Gallery September – November 2015 Between You and Me Brad Nelson and Lucy Beecher Nelson   In this exhibition, husband and wife painters question the nature of relationships. For Beecher Nelson, the theme is...
September 8th 2015
August 30th 2015 Middlesex students and faculty participated in a diverse array of summer adventures, from playing music to dancing, flying, building, competing, and everything in between.  Below are a few stories from our community about their summer adventures....
August 11th 2015 Each May, along with the excitement on the circle, the slow walks down to the pond, and the blooming flowers, Middlesex students participate in another annual rite, Advanced Placement testing. On the heels of a year’s worth of learning and...
July 26th 2015 We are proud to announce that Middlesex School is part of a pilot group of 32 independent schools assisting the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB) in the ground-breaking development of a new non-cognitive assessment.  Intended to...
July 14th 2015 Five Middlesex actors are not letting the grass grow under their feet this summer.  Fresh off the Middlesex spring musical, Ragtime, these five thespians joined the Concord Youth Theatre's Young Adult Company.  Lucy Hirsch '18, Chad Arle '17, Grace...
June 25th 2015 The practice of mindfulness is growing internationally, and now being practiced in many different settings.  Mindfulness was even featured on the cover of TIME Magazine, and Anderson Cooper featured a mindfulness retreat on 60 Minutes. Over the last...
June 14th 2015 The Middlesex garden is thriving, tended by head gardener Mme. Bolster and a team of faculty volunteers who weed and water it all summer.  The herbs - tarragon, rosemary, thyme, chives, oregano, and sage - are up and growing.  Kale, green peppers,...
May 31st 2015 Head of School Kathy Giles addressed the Class of 2015 on Sunday, May 31 during the commencement ceremony.  Below are excerpts from her remarks. Eleanor Roosevelt said: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."...
May 31st 2015 On a rainy Sunday morning, elected valedictorian Alex Rego '15 addressed faculty, students, and the Class of 2015 and their families.  He spoke of his class coming together and becoming a part of something bigger than any one individual, thanks to...
May 30th 2015 The final student exhibition of the year is the Visual Arts Thoreau Medal Exhibition.  Thoreau medals were awarded in four categories: photography, woodworking, sculpture & ceramics, and painting & drawing.  This year’s Visual Arts Thoreau...
May 27th 2015 Seniors in the Psychology elective presented their research at the third annual Psychology Poster Session this week.  By examining psychological theories and research, reading case studies, and observing their own experiences over the course of the...
May 26th 2015 Since 1980, Mr. Beaton has been an essential part of Middlesex. In his time here, he has made an impact on nearly every aspect of the community: aside from teaching English, Mr. Beaton has served as head of the discipline committee, head of Clay...
May 25th 2015 Every Thursday Middlesex students and faculty have the opportunity to give back by donating their time to serve at Open Table here in Concord. Guests are treated to a fresh-cooked meal and a food pantry.  56 students throughout the year volunteered...
May 17th 2015 After almost a year's worth of work, our AP Studio Art and AP Photography students unveil their exhibit, opening on Friday, May 22 at 9:15pm in the Cornelius Ayer Wood gallery.  According to Head of the Visual Arts Stacey McCarthy, "Contemporary art...
May 12th 2015 Congratulations to the Middlesex Varsity and JV Physics teams for representing the school well in our annual Physics Bowl competition. The test was particularly challenging this year, with a national average score of just 14/40 for first year...
May 4th 2015 The Middlesex spring musical, Ragtime, was a performance of epic proportions.  Featuring a crew of thirty-five and a cast of fifty, including three faculty children, the show was one of the biggest productions in the school's recent history.  With...
April 26th 2015 Meet the Middlesex 2015-16 School President, Kojo Edzie '16, and Vice President, Deborah (DJ) Williams '16.  Both Kojo and DJ arrived at Middlesex as freshmen and both are boarding students; DJ hails from Brooklyn, NY, and Kojo is from nearby Dracut...
April 20th 2015 Ragtime May 1st and 2nd 8:00 PM   Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, this musical explores a changing America at the turn of the 20thcentury.  Intermixing historical events with a fictionalized cast of characters, Broadway.com writes that, “...
April 11th 2015 The “Soirée Française” at Middlesex was full of splendours: from poetry to song and dance, it was a spectacle for all to enjoy. The heads of Middlesex's French Club ran the evening, whilst French faculty members Mme Jordan and Mme Bolster organized...
March 31st 2015 With revisit days on the horizon this spring, we asked current students to explain "why Middlesex?" through photograph submissions of some of the daily moments that make Middlesex special.  Whether it's the Circle at sundown, the smell of freshly-...
March 30th 2015 Ryan Melia MX'07 returned to his roots on Saturday night as he performed with his band and touring company, PigPen Theatre, in the Terry Room.  Melia and PigPen are about to embark on a tour of thirty-seven cities to promote their latest album,...
March 30th 2015 Middlesex students joined a group of over 50 artists, including students from Concord-Carlisle High School and Concord Academy, at the Concord Art Association this past Sunday to create a work of art exploring “perception and identity.” Each artist...
March 23rd 2015 The practice of mindfulness is growing internationally, and now being practiced in many different settings, including hospitals, schools, businesses, and professional sports teams.  Mindfulness was even featured on the cover of TIME Magazine, and ...
March 8th 2015 Science teacher Sara Kate May has taught at Middlesex for 10 years, having worked as a physics teacher at Riverdale Country School in the Bronx.  A magna cum laude graduate of Williams College, Ms. May earned a B.A. in astrophysics and holds a M.A....
March 6th 2015 The Cornelius Ayer Wood Gallery  is pleased to present Rob Houghton: Recent Works Artist Statement:  The photographs in this exhibition represent a few of my on-going projects: Sudbury River reflections / ice abstractions / black and white images /...
March 2nd 2015 It was a great day for Middlesex athletics as the Zebras hosted ISL rival St. George’s on Saturday afternoon. Boys’ Varsity Ice Hockey slayed the Dragons in overtime for the win, while Girls’ Varsity Ice Hockey, Boys’ Varsity Basketball and Boys’ JV...
February 24th 2015 In between snow storms, the College Office was able to hold its annual Junior Parents' Day program, featuring Chris Gruber, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Davidson College.  Mrs. Giles kicked off the morning's program as...
February 15th 2015 In 2013, Concord, Massachusetts (home of Middlesex School) became one of the first communities in the nation to ban the sale of single-serve plastic water bottles.   Campaigns against plastic water bottles argue that bottled water uses more than 17...
February 9th 2015 On Friday evening, One Act plays showcased the work of seven student directors and thirty-four actors from all classes.  Check out photos from the performances! Pink Fancy by Nick Zagone Director: Jenni Welch '15 Jose: Henry Minnervini '15 Skot:...
February 8th 2015 There will be no classes or activities on campus on Monday, February 9th. All administrative offices are closed.
February 1st 2015 There will be no classes on Monday, February 2nd. Administrative offices will be closed.  All games and practices have been cancelled.  
January 31st 2015 Born in England and raised in Sweden, Ashok Pillai was educated at Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan. Following graduation, he earned a B.A. in computer science with honors in mathematics at Williams College, where he was elected to Sigma Xi. He...
January 26th 2015 Check back here for updates about Middlesex School's schedule. * Classes cancelled Wednesday 1/28 * * All practices cancelled Monday 1/26 & Tuesday 1/27; Games cancelled Wednesday 1/28* 1/26/15  With the impending blizzard, expected to begin...
January 19th 2015 In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day, music faculty member Marcus Rabb recounted these musical moments closely linked to the civil rights movement: 1.  "Lift Every Voice and Sing" - written by James Weldon Johnson to honor Booker T....
January 18th 2015 In his recent Chapel talk, senior Miles Petrie discussed the “winter blues”: the tendency for energy to wane in the winter months and for monotony to set in to otherwise dynamic routines.  Describing Middlesex as a gold mine, Miles offered the...
January 11th 2015 All freshmen at Middlesex participated in an Introduction to Mindfulness course for nine weeks this fall.  Mindfulness is about learning to direct our attention to our present moment experience (senses, thoughts, emotions) with open-minded curiosity...
January 5th 2015 Robert Evans, Ed.D:  Raising Healthy Children in Challenging Times Saturday, January 17th, 9:30am - 11am Ware Hall (Barron Room) The Middlesex Parents' Association is pleased to host a very special speaker on Saturday, January 17th from 9:30-11:00am...
December 12th 2014 Middlesex alumni gathered in New York and Boston recently for the annual alumni holiday parties.  These events have become a popular holiday tradition over the past decade and provide alumni with the opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with...
December 12th 2014 At a time of year when gift-giving is on the mind, the Middlesex community came together with the Red Cross to sponsor a blood drive and to give the ultimate gift:  the gift of life.  To learn more about blood donation, visit the Red Cross website...
December 8th 2014 Candlelit and beautifully decked with greenery by the Middlesex Parents Association, the School’s Chapel was once again the ideal setting for the annual Holiday Concert, a favorite tradition celebrating the music of many centuries, cultures, and...
December 3rd 2014 The Robotics Club joined 28 other regional teams at North Andover High School in late November for the opening competition of the First Robotics League. The competition, called Skyrise because of its high goal posts, also has scoring zones, and the...
November 28th 2014 Tasheana Dukuly joined the Middlesex faculty in 2013.  A graduate of Bates College, where she double-majored in English and African American studies and was on the varsity swimming and water polo teams, Ms. Dukuly served as an AmeriCorps local...
November 23rd 2014 Sparked by the 2014-15 All-School Read, I am Malala, the opening of school Chapel, and various on-campus speakers, the Middlesex community has been wrestling this year with questions around the value of an education.  What does it mean to be...
November 17th 2014 On November 14 and 15, the Middlesex theatre department presented its fall play, Anton Chekov's The Three Sisters. At the turn of the 20th century, Anton Chekhov's plays changed the way we think of theatre, making our everyday hopes, dreams,...
November 16th 2014 The High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM), a competition in which teams of up to four students work on a real-world problem for 36 consecutive hours, provides students with the opportunity to work as team members in a contest that...
November 6th 2014 This fall the Middlesex community service program is working with Heading Home, a Boston-based nonprofit that gets homeless families into permanent housing through a program called Up-and-Out moves.  Middlesex volunteers collected furniture and...
October 28th 2014 During Tuesday's assembly, Middlesex students and faculty heard from Brian Parker of the Taylor Hooton Foundation about the dangers of appearance and performance enhancing drugs.  The Taylor Hooton Foundation was started by the Hooton family in...
October 24th 2014 SCARY LARRY, an original short film featuring Middlesex student actors, screened at the Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival, on October 24th as part of THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT: A SHORTS PROGRAM!  Visiting filmmaker, Greg Smith,...
October 20th 2014 After another beautiful weekend at the Head of the Charles Regatta, it's safe to say that the Middlesex Crew tradition is alive and well.  This year, the world's largest two-day rowing event celebrated its 50th anniversary, as thousands gathered on...
October 19th 2014 Head of School Kathy Giles addressed parents and students at dinner on Friday night, October 17.  Read excerpts from her speech below. Over the past few weeks here at school, we have discussed the story of Malala Yousahfzai, now recognized as the co...
October 15th 2014 This semester at Middlesex, there are a number of community service opportunities in which students can take part. Our regular volunteer programs are a great way to get involved and to make a difference. Walden House is a home for elderly residents...
October 13th 2014 PRINCETON, NJ, October 6, 2014— Middlesex Director of Admissions Doug Price joined thirty-two other admission directors and educators from 32 private/independent schools in Princeton, NJ last week to participate in the SSATB Non-Cognitive Summit, a...
October 1st 2014 After each semester at Middlesex, we gather to celebrate the academic achievements of our students at the Academic Awards Assembly.  At this week's assembly, we acknowledged work done in the 2014 spring semester.  To open the assembly, Head of...
September 30th 2014 At a recent assembly, Head of School Kathy Giles presented endowed chairs to two distinguished faculty members: Faculty members who dedicate their professional lives to teaching, coaching, advising, and fostering the growth and development of our...
September 27th 2014 At Middlesex, we believe in a shared learning experience and collaboration instead of competition.  Our culture is marked by friendliness, accessibility, and compassion both in and out of the classroom.  While our teachers are generous with extra...
September 22nd 2014 This year marks the inauguration of sophomore discussion groups called "Connections."  As part of our community life program, which includes the popular "Choices" program for freshmen, Connections aims to help new and returning sophomores get to...
September 10th 2014 The Cornelius Ayer Wood Gallery presents visiting artists Dan Mead and Sally Eagle.  The exhibit, "Focus on Our World," will be displayed from September 3 through October 30.  The closing reception and artists' talk is at 6:30pm on October 27.
September 3rd 2014
September 1st 2014 When new students arrive, Middlesex upperclassmen wearing t-shirts emblazoned with the invitation “Ask Me!” are stationed on the steps of Eliot Hall, ready to welcome new families.  Ask Me kids swarm around like bees (except they don't sting),...
September 1st 2014 Over the summer, Austin Corona '15 attended the Aspen Ideas Festival, a gathering of leaders from across the world and across disciplines to discuss major issues of our times, as a reporter for the Festival's official blog.  The series, called the ...
August 2nd 2014 After a standout performance in the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Championships, David Lawson '09 was featured on the cover of the August edition of the New England Lacrosse Journal. Emerging as one of the top players in the game,...
July 22nd 2014 Former Middlesex Trustee and Distinguished Alumni Award winner Martin Hoffmann of the class of 1950 died on July 14. Marty served on the Middlesex Board of Trustees from 1980-1990 and won the Henry Cabot Lodge ’20 Distinguished Alumni Award in 2000...
July 14th 2014 At the 2014 USA Fencing National Championships in Columbus, Ohio, Shawn Wallace '15 brought her "A-game."  Competing in multiple divisions over the course of ten days, Shawn finished in top 25 (out of well over 200 fencers) in the Junior Women's...
June 23rd 2014 Rob Zawada MX’13 is the author of an upcoming article in the 2014 edition of the journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).  A rising sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rob is pursuing a BSBA in...
June 16th 2014 Middlesex runners Garrett O'Toole '14 and Viraj Deokar '16 distinguished themselves at the national level over the weekend.  Garrett competed in two elite races this weekend.  First, running with the top U.S. fourteen milers in the adidas Grand Prix...
June 5th 2014 David Forman, beloved faculty member at Middlesex from 1982 to 2005, passed away suddenly on Wednesday in Vermont.  David taught Spanish at Middlesex for 23 years,at nearly every level, coached football for nine years, assisted with several dorms,...
June 4th 2014 This summer’s All-School-Read, I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban, documents young life of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan’s Swat Valley and her emergence as perhaps the world’s most powerful advocate for girls...
May 28th 2014 Elected by the senior class as Baccalaureate speaker, retiring English teacher Mark Foster chose not to shower graduates with words of advice:  "Life may well be a sustained experiment to confirm or disprove conjectures and hypotheses," said Mr....
May 27th 2014 Garrett O'Toole '14 was recently honored with an invitation to run in the Dream Mile at the adidas Grand Prix in New York on June 14, 2014.  The adidas Grand Prix is one of the premier track meets in the world.  Of the approximately half a million...
May 19th 2014 Emily Jiang '14 of Wayland, MA is a National Merit scholarship winner.  Chosen from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program, winners were judged by a committee of college admissions officers and high...
May 15th 2014 The Middlesex Forensic Science class, fondly known as "CSI: Middlesex" had a special visit from two esteemed members of the local law enforcement community.   Through stories and demonstrations, decorated State Trooper Christopher Dolan taught the...
May 12th 2014 Mark Foster, a 27 year member of the Middlesex faculty, recalls finding Middlesex as a happy accident. While teaching English at the nearby Concord prison, Mark went for a lunchtime drive past campus, and remembers his coworker pointing out the...
May 12th 2014 After having seen four decades of life at Middlesex, Ron has seen the School go through many metamorphoses. He remembers a time when classroom desks were bolted to the floor, and the walls of the School were hung with taxidermy-- hunting prizes that...
May 12th 2014 Forty-four years ago, in 1970, Nancy Herter first stepped onto Middlesex's campus (then all-boys) as part of a group from Concord-Carlisle High School invited to add their voices to the Middlesex boys' chorus at the time. Among the Middlesex singers...
May 11th 2014 The MX Varsity Physics squad represented Middlesex admirably in the 2014 AAPT Physics Bowl contest, placing 3rd in our region (New England schools, public and private) in Division 1 (first year students) and 4th in Division 2 (second year students...
May 3rd 2014 Garrett O'Toole '14 has achieved the remarkable feat of being the top high school runner in the country over 1500 meters.  On Friday, May 2nd, he competed against collegiate runners at Princeton University and blazed across the line in 3:45.55. A...
April 27th 2014 Maple sugaring in New England is a centuries-old tradition, and we were happy to take part in it at Middlesex.  When the sap began to run in early March, biology and environmental science teacher Willy Hutcheson grabbed his tap and set about...
April 15th 2014 Longtime Middlesex staff member Kenneth J. LeBlanc died unexpectedly on April 14, 2014, at Health Alliance in Leominster, MA. A lifelong resident of Fitchburg, MA, Ken was born there on April 28, 1952, and graduated from Fitchburg High School in...
April 15th 2014 As a graduate of the Class of '99, a 6-year faculty member in English, Admissions, and Marketing, and a dorm parent and Crew coach, Erika Ferlins Mills '99 has seen campus from many angles. Hung on the third floor of Eliot Hall, perhaps one of the...
April 14th 2014 On Saturday, April 12, Middlesex cross-country and track standout, Garrett O'Toole '14, blazed his way to a seventh place finish at the 2014 Arcadia Invitational held in Los Angeles, CA.  The Arcadia Invitational is a prestigious high...
April 3rd 2014 Twenty Middlesex students and faculty are making art to be exhibited in the exhibition Personal Terrain: Contemporary Mapping, opening April 16th at the Concord Art Association.   According to Concord Art, "Maps are more accessible and sophisticated...
April 1st 2014 As part of their leadership work in the Alumni office, student Alumni Ambassadors have the unique task of looking further at the plaques every student passes in the hallways each day. Senior Max Novick chose to research the plaque of Eric Kester '04...
March 27th 2014 Middlesex School presents Place Value, an art exhibition organized by Meg Alexander, resident of Clay House and wife of John Hirsch, Head of the English Department.  The exhibit features the work of five artists who have found inspiration through a...
March 25th 2014 As one of the two international trips Middlesex offered over Spring Break, five students and three accompanying faculty members traveled over 7,000 miles from Concord to Cape Town, South Africa.  Amy Gleason, Director of Community Service, Head of...
March 17th 2014 Senior cross-country and track captain Garrett O'Toole qualified for the one mile championship at  New Balance Nationals Indoor, held March 14-16th at The Armory in New York City.  It was Garrett's second appearance at Nationals Indoor.  One of 35...
March 7th 2014 Since Frederick Winsor imagined the Middlesex campus over a century ago, many of the original buildings remain virtually unchanged. The original construction has proven itself so sturdy that decades later, many students find themselves in the very...
March 6th 2014 The College Board announced on March 5th that the SAT will be dramatically overhauled for the testing cycle in the spring of 2016.  David Coleman, the president of the College Board, strongly feels that the SAT has "become disconnected from the work...
March 3rd 2014 For the second time in the four years of the February Faceoff competition, Middlesex secured the most young alumni donors during the month of February among the competitors, and the resulting claim of having the most loyal young alumni. After...
February 18th 2014 At last week's assembly, the 23 juniors in the Youth in Philanthropy program presented four checks to local nonprofit organizations as the culmination of their semester-long philanthropy project. Youth in Philanthropy is a program conducted through...
February 17th 2014 Camilla Hammer ’06 was always an avid environmentalist, but never set out to work in urban farming. Now, at only 26 years old, she manages Battery Urban Farm, a one-acre educational farm located in the historic Battery in New York City. The farm...
February 16th 2014 Four Middlesex artists were recently recognized by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for their exemplary work in painting and drawing:   Gold Key Michelle Chung ’14: The Ox  Diana Uhrig’15: August Afternoon & Delicious    Silver Key...
February 13th 2014 Given the storm, day students should plan to head home after their last academic commitment.   No chapel chorus tonight.  Varsity practices will run for boarding students only.    The practice schedule is as follows for boarders only:   3:15  ...
February 5th 2014 On Sunday, February 9th at 4pm in the Wood Theatre, Middlesex will be screening Girl Rising.  From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power...
February 3rd 2014 On Super Bowl Sunday, the Middlesex 5k Club, a club of dedicated student runners, competed in the Super 5k Road Race XIII in Lowell, MA.  Born on the day the Patriots won the Super Bowl in 2001, the Super 5k Road Race is now in its thirteeth year.  ...
February 2nd 2014 Monday Free Day Schedule 8-10am: Breakfast  11am: Bus to Boston & Vans to the Garment District in Cambridge 11:30-1pm:  Lunch Afternoon: Varsity practices only 5:30-7pm:  Dinner 7:30-9:30pm: Regular study hours
January 31st 2014 Walking into the offices of Nextdoor, the private neighborhood social network started by Sarah Leary MX'88, one can easily feel the sense of community and collaboration of the start-up. Of the 68 (and growing) employees, Tyler Green MX'07 shares a...
January 26th 2014 For the fourth year, Middlesex young alumni will compete against other New England secondary schools in an annual competition called the "February Faceoff." This interscholastic event will track donations made by alumni in the classes of 2004-2013...
January 17th 2014 On Saturday, February 1 at 7pm, the Middlesex select choruses will perform at the Wick Choral Festival, an annual celebration of music that features the talents of local high school a cappella groups.  In its 21st year and hosted by St. Mark's...
January 13th 2014 In a recent article featured in the Sunday Boston Globe, journalist Paul Lazdowski discussed the friendly rivalry between Middlesex cross-country and track standouts James Randon '13 and Garrett O'Toole '14. Within the contents of the article,...
December 16th 2013 On Sunday January 12th  at 2:00PM, Middlesex’s Theatre Department and Community Service Program will produce the children’s play Holka Polka: A Fairy Tale Mystery.  This performance is for children of all ages and is open to the public.  The story...
December 16th 2013   For over ten years, Middlesex alumni in Boston and New York have been gathering together to celebrate the holiday season, thanks to holiday parties that are sponsored annually by the Middlesex Alumni Association. These events offer alumni with a...
December 15th 2013 “I just wrote 66 lines of code!” Passing by the Middlesex Technology Center any afternoon during the week of December 9 – 13, you would have encountered an unusual sight:  students and faculty packed the room, the hallway, and neighboring classrooms...
December 10th 2013 With winter athletics already in full swing, the Middlesex community paused on December 10 to recognize the accomplishments of its athletes at the fall awards assembly. It was another banner season for the Zebras. They won New England...
December 8th 2013 The annual Holiday Concert is a musical celebration of the winter holidays.  Over the years, the concerts have presented a wide array of musical styles, from Renaissance motets to guitar rock, and from the exhilarating complexity of Bach to the...
December 6th 2013 "People tell me I am embarrassing, but in a good way," admits Kat Ladner '14. "I guess that is the effect of being wholeheartedly visible and present. I take chances and do random things that are completely out of my comfort zone." To know Kat is to...
December 1st 2013 Congratulations to Michelle Chung '14 (flute), Daisy Choi '15 (oboe), and Matt Chang '15 (voice), who have been accepted to the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Senior District Festival 2014!   The concert will take place on January 18,...
November 24th 2013 Just over two weeks ago, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, super typhoon Haiyan, raged through the Philippines.  According to the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center, the storm has claimed over 5,000 lives...
November 22nd 2013 Georgia Horn '08 is curating her first show at Fridman Gallery in SoHo, a new exhibition space in SoHo. Just 6 years ago as a student at Middlesex, Georgia studied photography under Steve Butera, and she has been working and studying in the art...
November 21st 2013 Ryan Ewing '17 of Sudbury, MA, was recently honored as Volunteer of the Year at Heading Home, an organization with the mission to end homelessness in Greater Boston by providing a pathway to self-sufficiency.  Heading Home focuses on securing...
November 18th 2013 For two evenings in November, the 16 cast members and 18-member crew of Middlesex Theatre's The Beaux' Stratagem left audiences breathless with laughter.  Long before there were cars or movies, George Farquhar wrote this road-trip...
November 18th 2013 Rhoden Monrose '05 left his job at Citigroup to found CariCorps, a company which has the mission of building a more socially responsible Wall Street, starting from the bottom. CariCorps will achieve this goal by recruiting and training socially-...
November 13th 2013 In dramatic fashion, student leaders announced this year's surprise Free Day by unveiling a large "Free Day!" banner at the end of Chapel.   An annual surprise free day given by Head of School Kathy Giles, there will be no classes on Thursday,...
November 13th 2013 This fall, the Alumni office hosted a series of gatherings around the country for the youngest group of recent alumni. Known as the "College Dinner" series, this program brought together groups of Middlesex alumni who, despite attending nearby same...
November 11th 2013 When 2nd Lieutenant Barrett Moorhouse '08 graduated from Middlesex and started at the United States Naval Academy, he probably never figured that he would see his WORDS book again. A fundamental element of the English program, the WORDS book...
November 10th 2013 For the 18th consecutive year, the Middlesex girls' varsity field hockey team will participate in the Class B New England Championship Tournament. They end the fall 2013 season with an overall record of 13-1-2 and enter the playoffs as the number...
November 6th 2013 Michelle Chung '14 of Acton, MA has been selected by the Siemens Foundation as a semi-finalist in the Math, Science, & Technology Competition.  As one of the nation's premier research competitions for high school students, there were nearly 1,...
November 5th 2013 Longtime Middlesex Board member and past parent Mary Ann Tynan P'97 passed away peacefully at her home in Dedham on November 3rd after a battle with cancer, with her daughters by her side.  Head of School Kathy Giles remembers Mary Ann as "an...
November 4th 2013 Middlesex girls had a great day at the ISL cross-country championships, hosted by St. Mark's.  32 girls started and finished the 5K race, a record both for the team this season and for Middlesex history at the ISL championships. All members of the...
November 2nd 2013 In an exciting change this year, Middlesex has moved to single-stream recycling, the system in which all paper, plastics, metals, and other recyclable materials are fully commingled during the collection process.  Single-stream recycling makes...
October 25th 2013 Long before there were cars or movies, George Farquhar wrote the road-trip comedy The Beaux' Stratagem.  The story follows two young men who leave London and head to the country desperate for fun, fortune, and female companionship.  Replete with...
October 20th 2013 Middlesex alumni gathered on the Charles River in Cambridge, MA for the biggest two-day regatta in the world: the Head of the Charles.  For the second year in a row, nine Middlesex alumnae joined forces in the Alumni Eights event.  This year, the...
October 17th 2013 Over Columbus Day weekend, Middlesex was thrilled to have Greg Ivan Smith back on campus shooting his original short film, "Scary Larry." The movie is set on a college campus in the early 1950's and follows the story of four coeds in the first year...
October 14th 2013 Hoping to inspire a new generation of young people to consider public service abroad, Andrew Painter addressed the Middlesex students who filled the Terry Room to capacity on the evening of October 10. As the senior protection officer with the...
October 8th 2013 On Thursday, October 3, 12 Middlesex senior girls headed into Boston to volunteer for Runway for Recovery, an annual breast cancer fundraiser. The event began seven years ago, when former Middlesex faculty member Olivia Achtmeyer put together a...
October 7th 2013 On Mondays throughout the fall, check out Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the Middlesex Mindfulness Monday post:  what we are grateful for this week and a Mindfulness exercise for you to try.  Studies have shown that when people practice...
October 3rd 2013 Under beautiful skies and perfect early fall conditions, the Middlesex Alumni Association held the first Bradford S. Kingman Memorial Golf Tournament on September 30th at Concord Country Club. Nearly 70 alumni, parents, and friends of Middlesex...
September 30th 2013 Mindfulness Exercise of the Week:   Walking mindfulness - Pay attention to the sensations in each part of your legs and feet while walking, the natural inclination to take each next step, and the sounds of your feet hitting the floor or crunching...
September 24th 2013 Middlesex is fortunate to be surrounded by a network of wonderfully supportive and fascinating communities, and on Monday September 23rd our annual Community Service Day allowed both students and faculty to show their gratitude. While Class III...
September 19th 2013 On Thursday, September 12, 2013, we had the pleasure of celebrating and recognizing the importance of our chapel program through the dedication of The Brooke Family Chair in Ethics and Spirituality. John Brooke ’81 P’12 spoke of the chair as an...
September 16th 2013 On Mondays throughout the fall, check out Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the Middlesex Mindfulness Monday post:  what we are grateful for this week and a Mindfulness exercise for you to try.  Studies have shown that when people practice...
September 9th 2013 On Mondays throughout the school year, check out Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the Middlesex Mindfulness Monday post:  what we are grateful for this week and a Mindfulness exercise for you to try.  Studies have shown that when people practice...
September 9th 2013 On Sunday, September 8, the Middlesex community gathered in the Chapel to open the 2013-14 school year.  Mr. King, Director of Spiritual and Ethical Education, likened the new year to a vessel that requires a name: "Today, we push away from the dock...
September 3rd 2013
September 2nd 2013 When new students arrive, Middlesex upperclassmen wearing t-shirts emblazoned with the invitation “Ask Me!” are stationed on the steps of Eliot Hall, ready to welcome new families.  Ask Me kids swarm around like bees (except they don't sting),...
August 29th 2013 In 2002, Amory Ross carved his senior plaque depicting a racing boat in action, inspired by a 2001 Volvo Ocean Race sailing photo.    A decade later, Amory found himself aboard the PUMA Mar Mostro, a Volvo Open 70 racing yacht competing in the 2011-...
August 25th 2013 At the opening of school Chapel on Sunday, September 8th, there will be a sea of new faces:  108 new freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, to be exact.   However, this year we also welcome ten new faculty members across 6 departments, including 2...
August 15th 2013 While many identify social media as a rapidly evolving technology of the future, it can also be a useful tool to link to the past. Throwback Thursday,  a growing social media trend, is one of a series of weekly post themes that encourages users to...
August 1st 2013 Sadly, the School received news that Kevin Landry ’62 P'88'89'94, who had been suffering for the past three years from advanced lung cancer, passed away at his home early Thursday, Aug 1, surrounded by his family.  An enthusiastic, energetic, and...
July 28th 2013 The Middlesex garden, currently in its second summer of operation, continues to thrive under the care of French teacher Carrie Bolster.  In the spring, Madame Bolster worked with a small group of dedicated seniors to ready the soil and build the...
July 1st 2013 This past spring, Jiayi "Judy" Chen '15 of Guangzhou, China, sat with her advisor, English teacher Geoff Hilsabeck, and hatched a plan: label the trees on campus. "We were talking about the beautiful weather and the budding flowers in front of Ware...
June 10th 2013 After winning gold at the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association championships, the Girls' Varsity Crew first boat headed to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for US Rowing Youth Nationals from June 7-9th.  Competing against 18 other crews from around...
June 5th 2013 After a remarkable come-from-behind win at the New England Interscholastic Regatta in late May, the Girls' Varsity Crew first boat heads to Oak Ridge, TN to compete in US Rowing Youth Nationals June 7-9th.  Since the end of the regular season, the...
June 3rd 2013 The Middlesex Athletics Department is excited to announce the addition of girls’ volleyball to the fall 2013 sports schedule. John Bishop will be serving as the head coach and brings with him extensive coaching experience and knowledge of the game....
June 3rd 2013 Middlesex was honored to have Kevin Systrom, Middlesex Class of 2002, as the 2013 commencement speaker. Kevin is the co-founder and CEO of the popular mobile photography app “Instagram,” which has attracted over 100 million active users in just...
May 27th 2013 Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island in New York was the host site for the 2013 adidas Grand Prix (IAAF Diamond League) meet on Saturday May 25th.  This meet boasts some of the premier events in track and field, as past and future Olympians were in...
May 26th 2013 The Middlesex Girls' Varsity Crew team took to Lake Quinsigamond on Saturday, May 25th for the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association Championships.  Thanks to strong regular-season racing, all four boats qualified to compete at this premier...
May 15th 2013 Middlesex was recently granted the Access Award by A Better Chance for opening doors to greater education opportunities by graduating more than 50 ABC scholars. The award was presented by Curtis Smith MX'76, who discussed how attending Middlesex as...
May 14th 2013 On Wednesday, May 8 it was announced that Wally Pierce ’10 was named an Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse of America (IWLCA) Third Team All-American as a member of the Bates women’s lacrosse team.  A junior midfielder, the Weston, MA native is one of...
May 7th 2013 Middlesex Theatre department presented Urinetown: The Musical on May 3rd and May 4th. Urinetown won the Tony Award for best musical book and best musical score when it opened on Broadway in 2001.  The show is a satirical musical...
May 6th 2013 On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Groton, MA, head boys’ varsity lacrosse coach Ned Herter '73 earned his 300th career win as Middlesex defeated the Zebras of Groton by a score of 13-8.  Surrounded by his team and family, coach Herter was...
May 4th 2013 Middlesex All-American James Randon '13 was recently honored with an invitation to run in the Dream Mile at the adidas Grand Prix in New York on May 25, 2013.  The adidas Grand Prix is one of the premier track meets in the world.  Of the...
April 26th 2013 Amy Gleason has been a part of the Middlesex faculty for nearly two decades, and she is as busy as ever. In addition to teaching a full slate of math courses, she has worked tirelessly as the leader of the school’s Community Service initiatives,...
April 18th 2013 On Friday April 12, the five choruses at Middlesex (Chapel Chorus, Small Chorus, Bateman's Bullfrogs, MXolydians, SWAG) performed the much-anticipated spring choral concert.  Featuring a range of music  from the traditional Johannes Brahm's...
April 15th 2013 In Massachusetts, Patriot's Day (the third Monday in April) commemorates the Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775.  In Boston, Patriot's Day is also "Marathon Monday."  This year was the 117th running of the Boston Marathon,...
April 9th 2013 Middlesex Theatre department presents: Urinetown: The Musical on Friday May 3rd at 8:00 PM and on Saturday May 4th at 8:00 PM.  Come see this funny and original musical featuring an ensemble cast of almost forty Middlesex singers, actors and dancers...
April 5th 2013 This April is Waste Reduction Month at Middlesex. Common Sense, the environmental club, is working with several student groups on campus to host a variety of activities and events designed to raise awareness about the volume of waste we generate on...
April 4th 2013 by Zaiga Alksnitis, Reference Librarian at Middlesex & member of the 2013 China trip Over spring break, Annie Ku, Head of the Chinese Language Department, led a group of Middlesex students and faculty on a tour of three of China's important...
March 26th 2013 Middlesex flautist Michelle Chung '14 was selected to play in the Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State music festival in Boston's Symphony Hall earlier this month.  Michelle was eligible to audition for All-States after being selected...
March 18th 2013 Over spring break, the Middlesex Art and Music departments co-sponsored a trip to Paris, France.  The schedule was packed full! Museums:  the Pompidou, Musee D'Orsay, Musee Rodin, Louvre, Musee de L'Orangerie, Musee D'Art Moderne. Performances:...
March 12th 2013 James Randon '13 and Garrett O'Toole '14 made the qualifying standards for the National Indoor High School Championships held at the Armory in New York City March 8th - March 10th.  330 high schools from every region of the country qualified...
March 12th 2013 Middlesex senior Thomas Cooper and Middlesex graduate Dan Giles '09 found themselves together in Symphony Hall on March 10.  In the second concert of their inaugural season, the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performed with a magnificent...
March 11th 2013 Head of the Performing Arts Division Tom Kane kicked off his spring break by seeing two Middlesex alumnae perform in two different sold out Off Broadway productions. He started out on Saturday afternoon by seeing Liv Rooth (MX '99) in the 20th...
March 5th 2013 The Haiku Contest is our annual herald of spring.  Director of Spirtual & Ethical Education Cabell King sought submissions in his own lyrical way: Send me your haikusOf what is noble, just, or trueOr of springtime fun Cleverness, humor,and...
February 25th 2013 After the close of each semester, we come together as a community to celebrate the academic achievements of our students.  At Tuesday's Academic Awards Assembly, Spanish teacher Señor Sheff spoke to students and faculty about his own intellectual...
February 20th 2013 On Saturday, February 16th, five members of the Robotics Club attended their first VEX Robotics Tournament held at Pembroke Academy in Pembroke, NH.  The team did very well, winning a solid third of their matches and being cited by the event judges...
February 17th 2013 The move from New York City to rural Concord may sound like a deceleration, but new faculty member Sarah Hardin finds herself as busy as ever. After working at the Spanierman Gallery and then earning her M.A in art history from the Institute of Fine...
February 8th 2013 The Middlesex Alumni Association was established in 2004 with a mission to strengthen the existing ties between alumni and the School.  Since then, the Alumni Association Board of Directors has established a wide array of outreach programs aimed at...
February 5th 2013 The exhibition Divide + Pile by Head of the Visual Arts Department Stacey Boughrum McCarthy will be on display at the Jewett Art Gallery at Wellesley College from February 11 - March 8.  Opening reception February 12 from 5-7pm.  
January 31st 2013 Our founder, Frederick Winsor, spoke of Middlesex as a place where students could come to "find their promise."  That idea means different things to different people.   In her recent senior Chapel talk, senior Caroline House '13 discussed what it...
January 26th 2013 Middlesex alumni are a pretty loyal bunch. One operating theory is that this unique level of allegiance stems from years of compensating for an herbivorous zebra as a mascot. Whatever the explanation, Middlesex graduates are fiercely proud and...
January 21st 2013 In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, the Middlesex community took the day off from classes to consider the work of Dr. King.  In a morning assembly, history teacher Ken Whitlock spoke about his experience growing up as an African American male...
January 13th 2013 Middlesex students presented two children's plays over the weekend:  Willabella Witch's Last Spell and Cinderella Wore Combat Boots.  With a cast of 17 students representing each grade, the performances delighted audiences.  Directed by Ella Gannis...
January 13th 2013 When Joshua Otoo ’14 arrived at Middlesex for the first time this fall, he didn’t quite know what to expect. Hailing from Ghana, he was eager to experience a new community and looked forward to the surprises that awaited him.  His roommate, Jeremy...
December 18th 2012 Taking advantage of some free time during exam week, the art division participated in a full-day workshop on Adobe Photoshop with Mass Art professor Andreas Randhahn.  Teachers considered ways to integrate digital media into course curriculums and...
December 10th 2012 Cornelius Ayer Wood Gallery presents RECENT WORKS BY KRISTIE LONCICH.  Now through February 2013. "My work is greatly inspired by the natural world around me, with a playful twist and a figural element.  In addition to working as an artist, I am...
December 7th 2012 On Sunday January 13th Middlesex school will present a fun performance of two one-act plays for children of all ages: Willabella Witch's Last Spell and Cinderella Wore Combat Boots.  Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and can be purchased...
December 4th 2012 On Saturday, December 1,  Middlesex cross-country standout James Randon ’13 competed in the 9th annual 2012 Nike Cross Nationals held in Portland, OR.  The event comprised top teams and individuals runners from eight districts in the United States,...
November 29th 2012 Middlesex hosted a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, November 28th.  Over 20 students, faculty, and staff volunteered and nearly 40 people presented to give blood.   The Middlesex community donated 30 pints of...
November 9th 2012 The sustainability movement has taken hold at Middlesex this year with a brand new community garden, an on-campus composting program, and a switch from oil to natural gas. The community garden is a testament to the school’s commitment to developing...
November 3rd 2012 Students gathered in the Wood gallery to listen to Ria Brodell and Georgie Friedman speak about their exhibition, Beyond Horizons. Brodell’s exquisite drawings The Distant Lands are pictorial records of animals in their natural habitat.  Whimsical...
October 30th 2012 Inspired by both the tight US Senate race in Massachusetts and the national Presidential election on November 6th, the Middlesex Senate held its own mock election on campus.  Out of 375 students, 302 cast their vote  -- 80% voter turnout, well above...
October 28th 2012 A message from Head of School Kathy Giles: We are back to our normal schedule as of Tuesday October 30th.  Students on campus took good advantage of the unexpected day off on Monday, resting and working.  Thanks to everyone for their patience and...
October 26th 2012 For a long time saxophone player who had also taught himself the guitar at the age of eight, you might be surprised to hear that Chase De Grood '13 didn’t consider himself a music enthusiast when he first arrived at Middlesex. His guitar had been in...
October 19th 2012 For freshmen and new sophomores, fall at Middlesex is a busy period packed with excitement, wonder and acclimation. Even while adjusting to Middlesex, our new students achieve significant accomplishments in the classroom, athletic fields, and art...
October 9th 2012 VISITING ARTIST EXHIBITION:  Beyond Horizons: Ria Brodell & Georgie Friedman ARTIST RECEPTION AND TALK - November 2, 2012 @ 6:30 PM Middlesex School's Cornelius Ayer Wood Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition Beyond Horizons by Boston-...
September 28th 2012 Just a little more than a year ago, Middlesex was invited to apply for a $500,000 grant from the Mary Mae Foundation, a nonprofit that fosters academic excellence at select independent schools by helping to fund the construction of faculty homes.  ...
September 26th 2012 Middlesex is fortunate to be surrounded by a network of wonderfully supportive and fascinating communities, and this past Monday our annual Community Service Day allowed both students and faculty to show their gratitude.While Class III traveled to...
September 24th 2012 Jordan spent the summer of 2011 in South Africa with SIT Study Abroad program My summer studying and experiencing the education system in Durban, South Africa was intellectually and culturally engaging. The most important thing I learned from the...
September 13th 2012 In the summer of 2011, the Mary Mae Foundation identified Middlesex as a candidate for a grant for faculty housing. Upon receipt of Middlesex's application, the Mary Mae Foundation granted Middlesex $500,000 to help fund a new complex of five...
September 6th 2012 In the spring of 2012, we produced another set of record breaking AP results.  Last May, 231 Middlesex students sat for 592 AP exams, and 561 of the 592 exam results were 3 or higher, a stunning rate of 95% (APs are scored from 1 to 5).  Middlesex...
August 23rd 2012 On August 14, 36 Middlesex parents and alumni gathered, enjoying the beautiful backdrop of a perfect day in Martha’s Vineyard at the home of Ben and Janet Howe, parents of Michael ‘14.  Russell Abbott, Class of ‘70 commented, “it was a great...
August 22nd 2012 The Middlesex community lost an icon with the passing of former faculty member Brad Kingman on August 17. Brad worked at Middlesex for 39 years, as a teacher, coach, dorm parent and administrator. During his tenure, he came into contact with over...
August 13th 2012 A recent TIME article summarizes a myriad of current studies demonstrating a gender gap in financial literacy. Women with high levels of scholastic achievement are lagging in financial planning and independence. These findings demonstrate why...
July 26th 2012 Alumni spanning nearly 60 years, as well as current and past parents, gathered to celebrate summer on a gorgeous evening at The Dog Watch Café in Stonington, CT on July 25. Owners Dave and Wendy Eck P’11’14 are in their fifth year of operating The...
June 28th 2012 CryHurtFood is a new play written and directed by Harvard University student Daniel Giles (MX'09). The premier performance was at the Loeb Experimental Theater, Cambridge, in November 2011. The play, which won the Phyllis Anderson Award in 2011...
June 11th 2012 Like every graduate before them, the 104 members of the class of 2012 – the largest class in Middlesex School history – each had to carve a self-chosen design on a wooden panel before earning a diploma. This longstanding tradition of plaque carving...
June 1st 2012 Mentor & Mentee, Denise N. Burgess '80 & Martin R. Hoffmann '50 (Excerpted from Middlesex Annual Report 2011-2012) It was thirty-something years ago that Denise Burgess (’80) and Marty Hoffmann (’50) first met on the Middlesex campus. They...
May 17th 2012    Bentley University lacrosse player and Middlesex alum T.A. Demoulas ‘11 was recently named to the Northeast-10 Men’s Lacrosse All-Rookie team for his breakout season with the Falcons.  The Lowell, MA native started in 12 of the 14 games this...
April 17th 2012 A year ago, when Danielle ’11 asked permission to organize a Relay For Life fundraiser at Middlesex to benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS), she never imagined the endeavor would be repeated in 2012. “It just seemed like an event that would be...
April 9th 2012 In 1882, John Singer Sargent painted a large picture of four plainly dressed, American girls in the foyer of their parents’ Paris apartment. Labeled everything from “a haunting masterpiece” to “four figures and a void,” it has long been one of the...
March 29th 2012 The Middlesex varsity baseball team traveled to Washington, DC during spring break to prepare for the coming season as well as visit several of the city’s attractions. It was a productive and educational trip for the players and coaches. The team...
March 10th 2012 The Plaque Project is an Alumni Ambassador driven initiative to create an informal history  about the subject matter of certain plaques carved by Middlesex alumni. The Alumni Ambassadors have been in contact with members of the Middlesex Alumni...
March 9th 2012 Middlesex students are eager to try new pursuits: an aspiring writer penning a debut column for the school newspaper, a novice stargazer enrolling in astronomy, a budding artist joining the graffiti club. Perhaps no student is more familiar with...
February 28th 2012 Former Middlesex lacrosse player Eileen Giles ’11 is thriving on the playing fields at UNC. The Tar Heels had a big win over Vanderbilt this past weekend which improves their overall record to 5-0. At Middlesex, Eileen played four years of varsity...
February 1st 2012 Over the course of her four years at Middlesex, Casey Littlefield ’03 received all manner of help from her advisor, Dean of Students and Spanish teacher Carmen Beaton. There were late night talks, advice about crushes and sports and academics, even...
January 31st 2012 Check out the evening's festivities—Casino Night 2012.
January 11th 2012 January 7th was dubbed “Hockey Day in New England” by New England Sports Network, which broadcasted hockey games featuring a rematch between the 2011 Stanley Cup finalists Bruins and Canucks and four Hockey East schools who battled outdoors at a...
December 22nd 2011 This summer I worked for Earth Star, a green energy company located in Washington, D.C. Users sign up for free on Earth Star’s website (see below) and can track their energy usage for power, water, and gas.  They can also earn local and national...
December 20th 2011  As students, they valued Middlesex’s closeness and camaraderie – the encouragement of faculty mentors and the friendships formed with peers on teams and in classrooms and dorms. Perhaps it should not be surprising, then, that the six alumni...
December 5th 2011 Nearly one hundred alumni spanning three decades attended the 2011 Young Alumni Holiday Party at the Stag’s Head in New York City on December 1st.   Sponsored by the Middlesex Alumni Association, this social event was a great way for our local...
November 28th 2011 Francesca Panarelli ’11 was named the AT&T Crusader of the Week for her outstanding play as a member of the Holy Cross women’s ice hockey team. She helped lead the Crusaders to a 2-0 record for the week of November 14-20. In her game...
November 10th 2011 A number of former Middlesex athletes appeared in post-season tournaments this fall, some of whom are still competing for a place in the national championship game. Caitlin Conlon ’11, (Williams College) Paige Duke ’10, (Trinity College) and...
November 2nd 2011 This fall Middlesex's theatre department is remaking Moliere's 16th century satire as a modern day reality television show.  Moliere's comedy focuses on a bourgeois family whose status conscious fronting is undone by hypocrisy.  This plot line...
October 25th 2011 Out of a record 471 nominations, former Middlesex student Michaela was one of nine finalists for the 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year award.  Michaela is a graduate of Bowdoin College where she was a member of both the women’s field hockey and ice...
October 19th 2011 Sixty-five alumni, parents, and friends of Middlesex gathered on a gorgeous autumn day for the seventh annual Middlesex Alumni Association Golf Tournament at the Myopia Hunt Club on October 17. All guests were treated to a terrific test of golf...
October 13th 2011 The US Lacrosse Stars & Stripes Weekend annually showcases some of the top lacrosse talent in the United States. Attending the event this year in Durham, NC were the men’s and women’s senior national teams, the Navy and North Carolina women’s...
October 3rd 2011 Former Middlesex football star Mike ’07 was named defensive player of the week by the New England Small College Athletic Conference for his outstanding performance against Bates College. Although Mike is starting his junior year at Amherst, a...
September 28th 2011 Middlesex Congratulates 3 National Merit Semi-Finalists and 97 AP Scholars! Three Middlesex seniors--Ali from Carlisle, MA, Sarah from from Charlottesville, VA, and Yuqi from Zionsville, IN--achieved National Merit-Semi-finalist recognition for...
September 21st 2011 We are sorry to share the news that Middlesex’s friend and retired colleague, Ann Marie Sitzmann, passed away on September 21st after a long struggle with illness. Ann Marie worked at Middlesex from 1987 to 2008, first in the reception office and...
September 21st 2011 Momentous news reached the Middlesex campus on September 20, when the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation named 22 new MacArthur Fellows for 2011. Working across a broad spectrum of endeavors, the Fellows included an architect, a sports...
September 14th 2011 Looking back on the formative years he spent as a student at Middlesex, Bill Speidel ’53 has long felt that the lessons of structure, discipline, and hard work he learned back then gave him the skills to be successful at Cornell and in his...
August 23rd 2011 For the third straight year in a row, Heather Landry MX ’08 was named an Academic All-American for her outstanding work in the classroom at Princeton University. Heather is majoring in molecular biology and has played for the women’s ice hockey...
August 12th 2011 In May 2011, Middlesex students set several records on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams.  APs are college-level courses and exams, and Middlesex School offers 23 AP courses in its curriculum.  This past spring, 223 Middlesex students sat for 528 AP...
August 2nd 2011 Once the last students have left the dorms, the last minutes of faculty meeting have come to a close, and the last period placed at the end of advisor letters, Middlesex faculty are officially on summer vacation.  Yet some faculty members barely...
July 26th 2011 With their busy schedule of classes, practices, and homework done for the year, some Middlesex students find summer to be an ideal time to take on a significant volunteer commitment, like a Habitat for Humanity project. Accompanied by Community...
July 21st 2011 Leigh '08 Makes U.S Under 23 National Rowing Team Leigh '08 has been selected by U.S Rowing as the coxswain for the Women’s Eight boat that will represent the United States in the World Rowing Under 23 Championships beginning July 21, 2011 in...
June 15th 2011 On Sunday, June 12, the Pan Mass Challenge went off, even in the rain!  Participants raised $25,000, with approximately 110 teams riding anywhere from one to 15 miles.  The Pan Mass Challenge is an event of many kids, many bikes, with one mission:...
May 28th 2011 The Middlesex Alumni Association proudly sponsored the first Gala Auction in the School’s history at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston on Friday, April 8.  Almost 250 alumni and parents attended this inaugural fundraising event, to benefit the...
May 25th 2011 May 9th 2011.  Exactly three weeks until graduation, until the seniors make their final walk across the circle as Middlesex students, until friends and family gather to celebrate.  For some, they have only spent a year or two at this school while...
May 12th 2011 Matt Degreeff: I am hoping to master the melody and bass line to Charlie Parker's jazz tune "Ornithology" on my electric bass. Jordan '13: Sunbathing and eating the most delicious food in the world in Florence, Italy; then off to Brown summer...
May 11th 2011 Scott Anderson MX ’09 is the leading scorer on the Tufts University basketball team. The 6-foot-5 forward is averaging 12.3 points per game and is second in rebounding (5.3 per game) as a sophomore. The Jumbos now 11-9 have improved significantly...
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Who you are is what you say and what you do.
- Karlyn McNall, Dean of Academic Affairs, on integrity

If there’s one word that sums up Middlesex athletics, it is tradition.

- AJ '13, hockey and lacrosse captain

In so many ways, Middlesex is the ultimate community—one in which your teachers, mentors, and friends are also your neighbors and the people you must rely on daily.
- Tyler '07

Before I started to practice mindfulness, I never would have thought it takes courage to sit on the floor and be present with myself. - Ben '14

I've spoken to many audiences...but there is nothing more intimidating than speaking in front of your English teacher.
- Kevin Systrom '02, to the Class of 2013 at Commencement

Middlesex's small community means that no one is simply a spectator - you are constantly being asked to be involved.
- Sarah '88

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