News Archive

April 20th 2015
Palden ’17, Pema ’17, and Summer ‘17 wanted to create a project that combined their love for photography with the vibrant community here at Middlesex. Inspired by Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York, Palden, Pema, and Summer seek to capture the diversity of the Middlesex community through photography.  Ultimately, the trio wants Humans of Middlesex to be an outlet for every person at Middlesex to share something that they find unique about themselves.  "We have definitely enjoyed...
April 20th 2015
Dan Giles '09, whose first short play was produced when he was a senior at Middlesex, was honored to have his play, How You Kissed Me Is Not How I Like To Be Kissed, selected as a finalist for the 2015 John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play.  This week the show was given a featured reading at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC at the American College Theatre Festival.  Next month Dan is graduating from Carnegie Mellon...
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, “Ragtime weaves together three distinctly American tales -- that of a stifled society wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician -- united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of...
April 17th 2015
One man's trash is another man's treasure, as students demonstrated during technology recycling day at Middlesex.  Technology recycling (or reusing) provides the opportunity not only to discard old computers, monitors, keyboards, and cell phones in an environmentally-friendly way, but also to forage for hardware for your latest project!  Ted '18 collected a low-power server to run some of his own projects at home.  Harper '17 scavenged for the pieces to assemble his own desktop...
April 15th 2015
The third Middlesex Alumni Association Gala Auction was held on April 10 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston and by any measure, this was the best one yet! A spirited crowd of alumni, parents, faculty and friends of Middlesex gathered at this extraordinary venue to enjoy one another’s company and to support the school  they all care about so deeply. The outcome was a record amount of money raised: $278,000, a figure which is nearly double what came in during our last Gala Auction in 2013!...
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 the acts. The theme of the evening was “La Liberté” or “Freedom”. The French department decided to chose this topic as a response to the recent events concerning Charlie Hebdo. The whole evening was a SMASHING success and it was topped...
April 6th 2015
Middlesex students will exhibit work shown above in “Look Me in the Eye: Identity and Perception in the Screen Age”, opening at the Concord Art Association on April 9.  The exhibition is a collaboration between Concord Art and Concord-Carlisle High School, Concord Academy, and Middlesex.  The opening is April 9 from 5-7 pm at the Concord Art Association.   Artists featured include: Maggie Knutzen '15 Isobel Shaffer '17 Keki Takahara '16 Shannon...
April 6th 2015
Ned Herter ’73 first came to Middlesex as a student in 1969; after graduating in 1973, Ned earned a B.A. in math and classics at Bowdoin College, returning to Middlesex in 1979 to teach math. In the years since, Ned has served at various times as a head of house, head football coach, and dean of students. Still assisting with the football program, he is the longtime head coach of Middlesex’s highly successful boys’ varsity lacrosse team. In 2010, he was appointed the holder of the Angus C....
April 1st 2015
In the months since finishing the 2014 All-School Read, I Am Malala, the Middlesex community has periodically revisited the inspiring memoir, particularly during the visits of guest speakers, who have discussed the power and advantage of educating girls worldwide. On March 27, the School considered a different aspect of Malala’s story: the religion of Islam and how Muslims may differ in their interpretation and expression of their faith. Handling a complicated topic with impressive ease was...
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-baked cookies in the dorm, or the energy on campus after a Free Day announcement, the reasons our students love Middlesex are often intangible and hard to describe.  Why choose MX?  See for yourself, and vote for your favorite photos.
March 30th 2015
Ryan Melia MX'07 returned to his roots on Saturday night as he peformed 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, Whole Sun, but Melia wanted to warm up for the tour where it all began:  in the Terry Room, Freedom of Speech style.  Freedom of Speech (FOS) is a series of student run performances that provide the opportunity for budding songwriters to...
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 was given a prepared board and was asked to draw/paint, sculpt, photograph, etc. another artist with whom they were paired. The final installation of the individual pieces will be determined by a group of students from each of the three schools...
March 27th 2015
As we enter into the final week before the 2015 Gala Benefit and Auction, we would like to say “thank you”.     Thank you to all of our wonderful parents and alumni who have so generously and thoughtfully donated auction items.  Thank you to the guests who have gathered together to reserve tables, and thank you to all of you who have purchased tickets and perused auction items listed online. Your enthusiasm has been invigorating!    Below is a summary of important...
March 27th 2015
Widely recognized as an educational opportunity of a lifetime, the Morehead-Cain Scholarship is a coveted prize indeed, one that is offered to a small fraction of the exceptional students who apply for it each year. For the second time since 2006, when the School was first invited to nominate one candidate annually, a Middlesex senior has earned that singular honor. Just before spring break began, Miles Petrie ’15 learned that he had been named a Morehead-Cain Scholar. In addition to four years...
March 23rd 2015
Over spring break, the Art and Music Departments co-sponsored a trip to Italy.  The group of over two dozen students and faculty traveled to Venice, Milan, and Florence.  They visited museums like the famous Uffizi in Florence, went to the symphony and opera, rode in gondolas, witnessed glass blowing, and marveled at the architecture of the Duomo in both Milan and Florence, among many other activities.  See photos from the trip on their blog, which also includes highlightds from...
March 23rd 2015
The benefits of mindfulness have been getting a lot of press lately, as hospitals, schools, businesses, professional sports teams, and even Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes get involved in mindfulness practice. Over the last five years, mindfulness has become a central part of the Middlesex curriculum as well. This past fall, freshmen described the nine-week mindfulness course as "the best class ever", and this spring we are offering a variety of optional courses for...
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 Anderson Cooper featured a mindfulness retreat on 60 Minutes. Over the last five years, Mindfulness has become a central part of the Middlesex curriculum as well. Each of our freshmen, and many members of our...
March 20th 2015
The Spring Gala Benefit and Auction is just weeks away, and we are thrilled with the wide array of auction items.  The uniqueness and quality of the donated items are impressive, and reflect the commitment and connection that so many parents and alumni share with Middlesex.   The evening’s bidding opportunities are divided into three segments; a Silent Auction, a Super Silent Auction and of course the entertaining Live Auction.  New this year is our Super Silent category.  ...
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. in physics from City College.  In addition to teaching physics and astronomy at all levels at Middlesex, she is the head of Estabrook day house and head coach of girls’ varsity cross country. You completed your undergraduate degree in...
March 6th 2015
The annual Middlesex Haiku Contest is our way to welcome (or encourage the arrival of) the spring season.  This year, though the campus is still covered with feet of snow in March, we look forward to the time when we can sprawl out on the Circle in the warm spring sunshine.  Below are some of the Haiku Contest submissions:   This is Narnia Before they stopped the winter We're waiting, Lucy! - Cally ‘16   I'm the haiku God Everything I write's Fire Check out my...
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