News Archive

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...
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 / still-life images / nature & landscapes. Most of my images are taken using natural light and in their original settings. Having trained on a large format view camera where each photograph takes 10 minutes or more to compose and...
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 Basketball each came away with hard-fought victories. Girls’ Varsity Basketball turned in an inspiring performance but fell to the Dragons by three. Boys’ Varsity Ice Hockey: Middlesex 3, St. George’s 2 (OT) Middlesex Boys’ Varsity Ice Hockey...
February 27th 2015
After completing my first year at Boston College Law School, I was thrilled at the opportunity to spend my first legal internship in the Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley this summer.  I applied for and was placed in the Civil Rights Division, which works to enforce civil rights and liberties, to combat discrimination, and to provide equal opportunities to MA citizens.  My main tasks involved legal research and writing and allowed me to employ and strengthen the...
February 27th 2015
Let’s face it.  Private school is expensive.  For many families, the cumulative costs of tuition, boarding, technology and books surpass their means.  At Middlesex, we strive to make our education affordable to all qualified applicants, regardless of a family’s ability to finance such an investment.  Our financial aid programs help to ensure that our student body is diverse in interests, talents, race, ethnicity and economic background.  Here at Middlesex, the best and...
February 27th 2015
Internship with Drifraudenditanzen and Claudia Schnürer On May 15 I begin a 4-day tour in Germany with Claudia and Cie. Dreifrauendietanzen (threewomendancing), a company which consists of Claudia and her friends / fellow performers Ellen Urban and Daniela Feilcke-Wolff. The first day [5 hrs] in Falkensee, Germany is spent in rehearsal for the piece zu Hoch zu Tief zu Weit (too High too Low too Far). The piece, in development over the last 3 years, combines dance, theatre, and contemporary...
February 27th 2015
Community Development in Brazil    This summer I was presented the opportunity to work in Brazil through AIESEC Yale in the field of community development. The project took place in a city called Riberiao Preto in the state of Sao Paulo. The basis of the internship was that I would be working in a community center assisting the coordinators in the field of health, technology, and home economics. I choose to pursue this experience because I have an interest in an international career...
February 27th 2015
This summer (2014) I fulfilled my 8-week research requirement of the McNair Scholars Program by working as a research assistant in Benjamin Wolozin’s neurodegeneration laboratory in the pharmacology department at Boston University Medical Center.  I worked under a Biomolecular Pharmacology/Biomedical Neuroscience Ph.D. candidate named Joon Yvette Boon on a project focused on the neuropathology of Parkinson’s Disease (PD).   The two major proteins involved in PD are α-synuclein and...
February 27th 2015
I met up with 27 strangers (25 other students, 1 physical therapy professor, and 1  physician assistant) at the airport at 5am on May 12th. When I came home a month later on June 12th, I had 27 great friends and a new perspective on the world beyond the United States.   Our trip to South Africa was called a Dialogue of Civilizations in Health and International Medicine. Northeastern has faculty sponsor these programs to provide students with experiential learning, a type of study that...
February 27th 2015
For the summer of 2014, I was an intern at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a progressive think tank in Washington D.C. I worked on education policy and had several projects throughout my 10 weeks there. One project was a long-term report on the gender gap in mathematics. We wanted to know if teacher perception of students contributes to the lower performance of girls than boys in math. My supervisor conducted the data analysis and I conducted the background research and literature review...
February 26th 2015
  In my first year at Brown University, I became involved with Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment program .  As the University’s largest student volunteer organization, BRYTE pairs students one-on-one with recently resettled refugee youth for in-home tutoring to help them improve their English fluency and navigate life in the United States.   First as a tutor and now as BRYTE’s Head Coordinator, I have had the opportunity to work with an amazing 16-year-old, Chandra, who...
February 25th 2015
To open this year’s Diversity Symposium on February 20, Middlesex welcomed back Patrick Callahan ’97, who enthusiastically introduced a recent film, Amira and Sam, for which he served as an executive producer. Bringing with him the movie’s screenwriter and director, Sean Mullin, and actress Dina Shihabi (who played Amira), Patrick praised the film for having “an accessible piece about what it is like for veterans to reintegrate in civilian life after being in a war.” Having served in the...
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 she recounted several humorous stories about her children's college process, applications to graduate schools, and their job searches.  She also offer her wisdom on the college process as a parent, former college advisor, and head of school...
February 24th 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 2014 fall semester.  For a full list of students receiving honors, please click here.   To open the assembly, history teacher Dr. Munro discussed the philosophies of two educators:  Frederick Winsor, the founder of Middlesex School, and Gilbert Haven Jones, head of Wilberforce University...
February 20th 2015
Thanks to our reliable U.S. Postal Service, the invitations for the MxAA Spring Gala Benefit and Auction have all been sent, and we hope that you are beginning to make preparations to join your Middlesex friends and attend this fabulous event.   Featuring silent and live auctions, a sit-down dinner, and the Four Seasons’ famed dessert buffet, this Spring Gala will be one you don’t want to miss! Tickets are $200 each, or for those of you who like to plan ahead, a table of ten can be...
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