News Archive

June 21st 2016
With school out for summer, our faculty has been digging into their personal reading lists. Here's a sampling of books that can be found in their beach bags: Fiction Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgramage, Haruki Murakami Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Outlander Series, Diana Gabaldon Dubliners, James Joyce When We Were Birds, poems by Joe Wilkins The Night In Question, Tobias Wolff Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Association of Small Bombs, Karan Mahajan The...
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 Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston  Reading assignment and discussion questions Sophomores (Class III) A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens   The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain Reading assignment and discussion questions...
June 8th 2016
Though the rainy Memorial Day weather caused Middlesex School’s graduation to be held indoors, the class of 2016 nonetheless followed one tradition as best they could; pairing up and forming a long line, they departed from the Chapel and made their way to the ceremony. There, the day’s guest speaker dwelled on some of Middlesex’s best traditions, while also departing from the usual pattern of graduation addresses, which, as he said, typically begin with “a gracious note of thanks and...
June 8th 2016
This spring, Alex Banay concluded a 40-year tenure in which she served as the Head of the Classics Department, Dean of Faculty, and Senior Master. In her graduation remarks, Head of School Kathy Giles thanked Mrs. Banay for her remarkable career at Middlesex: Alexandra Banay began her career at Middlesex when she was fresh out of university, arriving in the United States to enlist at a New England Boarding school. Her husband, Ron, was established in the math department, and Alex’s early career...
June 8th 2016
This spring, Carmen Beaton retired after serving Middlesex for 28-years in both the Dean of Students' Office and the Spanish Department. At commencement, Head of School Kathy Giles reflected on Mrs. Beaton's immeasurable impact on the School: Carmen’s twenty-eight years at Middlesex have made the same kind of mark on the School that the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs and caused the Ice Age made – except in reverse. Carmen came to Middlesex in 1988 and after teaching for some time in public...
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. For the past few years, we have been involved in a fundraising campaign for the future of the School.  Our value proposition is that an investment in the education of young people, present and future, is the best investment one can make for society...
May 31st 2016
At our annual Prize Day ceremony, we honor the artistic, athletic, scholarly, and community-building achievements and efforts of our students.  For a full list of award recipients from the May 29, 2016 Prize Day ceremony, click here.  
May 27th 2016
This spring, Middlesex artists participated in The Empty Bowls Project, a grassroots philanthropy initiative aimed at raising both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. A team of Middlesex students, faculty, and faculty children gathered in the ceramics studio to make hundreds of bowls, which they shaped, fired, and glazed in the weeks leading up to the School's annual Spring Carnival. With help from Middlesex ceramics teacher Megan Morrison '09, the students then set up a station at...
May 16th 2016
The Concord Cheese Shop has long been a favorite lunch destination for Middlesex students, but this spring the town institutions strengthened ties further by teaming up for an innovative marketing project. Cheese Shop owner Peter Lovis had been looking to refresh his promotional materials for the store’s monthly Cheese Lovers Club, so he turned to a team of graphic designers just down Lowell Road: The Middlesex Printmaking and Graphic Design class.  “The project was a great way for the students...
May 16th 2016
AP STUDIO ART   EXHIBITION 2016     Opening Reception Friday, May 27 Cornelius Wood Gallery   Featuring the work of AP Studio Art students: Sam Cadigan '16 Bea Crow '16 Lily Henderson '16 Sarah Ong '16 Anna Pei '16 Caroline Price '16 Keki Takahara '16 Sonia Tremblay '16 Katie Waltman '16   Find a brief overview of each artist's concentration below:     Lily Henderson '16  The central idea of my concentration is a study of interior space. I explore the mood and feeling a room or furniture can...

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