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October 16th 2015
While art may not usually be associated with numbers, it's worth counting the staggering quantity and quality of art on our campus! 100 Percent of AP Art History students using e-textbooks. 0 Number of times that Cornelius Hackl, the hard-working shop clerk in this fall's comedy, The Matchmaker, has kissed a girl in his 33 years. It takes 4 acts and a lot of misadventure to up that statistic by a factor of one! 93 Seniors carving a plaque this year, continuing a 103-year-old tradition 3...
October 16th 2015
At Middlesex, our academic community believes in a shared learning experience.  Our culture is marked by friendliness, accessibility, and compassion both in and out of the classroom.  While our teachers are generous with extra help, some of our most accomplished seniors are just as eager to lend a helping hand.  These Peer Tutors, selected by department heads for their mastery of a subject, offer tutoring in every subject.  Five nights a week from 6:30-7:30pm, you can find these dedicated...
October 13th 2015
 Middlesex School is excited to announce the celebration of forty years of coeducation. The topic of coeducation at Middlesex was officially publicized in 1972 with a letter to alumni announcing that the Board of Trustees would hold a vote in January 1973 on coeducating the school. The Coeducation Committee concluded the following: “The findings of Middlesex’s Coeducation Committee supported by many recent studies made by other schools, philosophically enforce our ever increasing belief that in...
October 8th 2015
Two faculty chairs were recently awarded to members of the faculty.  Head of School Kathy Giles described the important work done by the faculty and the honor bestowed by the awarding of a faculty chair:  “Faculty members who dedicate their professional lives to teaching, coaching, advising, and fostering the growth and development of our students are the lifeblood of Middlesex School.  Over the first century of this School’s existence, students and families have chosen to honor faculty members...
October 8th 2015
On Saturday, September 26th, Middlesex celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival, an important lunar holiday that is celebrated throughout Asia. Organized by Annie Ku, head of the Chinese department, and the student-run club Asian Society, the celebration included dumpling and mooncake workshops in the lobby of Ware Hall, where the Middlesex community, including many students, faculty members, and faculty children, enjoyed making and eating delicious Chinese food! Over a hundred people participated in...
October 5th 2015
At Middlesex, our Community Life program is about teaching and ensuring healthy living in our community.  At regular assemblies and meetings designed to stimulate open conversation, we address a range of topics and issues.  This week's topic is gratitude, one of our five School values (in conjunction with respect, kindness, honesty, and courage).   Studies have shown that when people practice gratitude for even small things in their lives, they are happier.  There are many ways that people work...
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 trumpet studio, worked with the Symphonic Choir, and accompanied numerous vocal recitals. He joined the faculty in 2007 and lives on campus with his family. Why do you love music? I love the way I feel when I play or listen to music. I am not good at...
September 30th 2015
Originally from London, Phoebe remembers that “the breadth of courses and the flexibility of course combinations was the biggest factor that pushed me to Middlesex” when her family moved to the United States and, a truly curious individual, she has taken full advantage of those offerings. A student of French, Greek, and Latin during her time here, Phoebe has applied that same passion to extracurricular life. A two-sport captain in cross-country and dance, she looks back on her time in both...
September 30th 2015
Dereck was wary of switching from the Bronx to Concord for freshman year of high school. His classes would change from 36 to 12 students and athletics would be required, not to mention the responsibilities of boarding life. But, of those differences and his transition, Dereck says, “I didn’t feel that at all” once on campus. However, looking back with a trademark laugh, he does now admit that “I expected seniors to be scary and somewhat hostile (like in the movies) but it was the exact opposite...
September 30th 2015
A new freshman last year with an eager spirit and positive mindset, Kam quickly took advantage of the culture of curiosity and inclusivity here at Middlesex. After establishing himself as an imposing figure on the football field, Kam pursued what he now happily calls “the unique opportunity” to play hockey, goalie to be specific, for the first time. With characteristic gusto he contributed mightily to a winning season while embracing a challenge others might have avoided. Though his work ethic...

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