News Category: Academics

French Students Shine in Grand Concours

Every year, the Middlesex French department participates in the The Grand Concours, an annual National French Contest sponsored by the AATF (American Association of the teachers of French). This year, 78,899 students in all 50 states and Puerto Rico participated. Middlesex School presented 68 students in all the 5 levels in the Grand Concours, and 42 students received a medal. Nationally,…

Middlesex Excels in International Physics Bowl

This spring, two teams of Middlesex physics students performed exceptionally well in the AAPT Physics Bowl. The competition, which is organized by the American Association of Physics Teachers, features a multiple-choice test that challenges students to solve forty advanced physics questions in 45 minutes (to get a taste, see this year’s test here!). Over 6,500 students from around the world…

Kiara ’17 Wins National Award for Aspirations in Computing

Over her three years at Middlesex, Kiara Wahnschafft has collected a staggering number of accolades for her exceptional work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). A two-time recipient of the School’s Matthew S. Brown ’03 Award in Computer Science, Kiara has also garnered significant recognition for her performance in public competitions like The Physics Bowl, American Computer Science League…

Middlesex Celebrates Lunar New Year

The Middlesex Chinese curriculum focuses on much more than just grammar and memorization. As part of their course work, our students become immersed in all aspects of Chinese culture and history. They also become ambassadors of Chinese culture for the rest of the Middlesex community, and last week they helped lead a campus-wide celebration of Lunar New Year. The festivities…

Freshmen Discuss Big Questions in “Dialogues Across Difference”

A Middlesex education extends far beyond the classes you’ll find in a typical curriculum. Our students engage deeply in a broad range of programming aimed to help them grow not just intellectually, but emotionally and ethically as well. Take our Mindfulness program, for example, which helps our students see their thoughts, feelings, and emotions more clearly. Our Community Life program, meanwhile,…

Discover Chinese at Middlesex

This spring, several of our students will take the Advanced Placement Chinese Language and Culture examination, an extraordinary accomplishment considering that the majority of these students had entered Middlesex not knowing a word of the language. The feat is just one example of the strength of our Chinese program, which continues to thrive in its 16th year at Middlesex. Today,…

Independent Study

The Middlesex curriculum offers a great deal of breadth and challenge, but if one of our 140 courses doesn’t fulfill your interests, you can undertake an Independent Study Project (ISP).  An ISP is a student’s opportunity to pursue a specific interest or passion one-on-one with a faculty member.  The student and faculty member work together to design the curriculum, materials, assessments,…

New Students Connect with Mindfulness

All new students at Middlesex participate in an Introduction to Mindfulness course.  Mindfulness can be summed up as “inner education.” Mindfulness practice helps us in understanding and training our attention, learning to relate to thoughts, emotions, and feelings in a more skillful way, becoming aware of the habits of our own mind, learning how to better connect with others, and…

Study Break

While exam week was certainly a time when our students got down to some serious work, there were also plenty of activities around campus for anyone in need of a fun and relaxing study break.  Some students grabbed lunch with their advisor at their favorite local restaurant, while others stopped by the hot chocolate bar offered in the Deans’ Office.…