News Category: Events & Speakers

A Pledge for Peace

Few guest speakers, or even performers, manage to get everyone in the Wood Theatre up on their feet and dancing along with them. This was not much of a challenge for Emmanuel Jal, however, despite the gravity of his message. From beginning to end, the charismatic rapper, activist, and former child soldier engaged the entire audience in his music and…

Dan Harris to Speak at Middlesex

Join bestselling author, Dan Harris, on Thursday October 29 at 6:30pm in the Cornelius Ayer Wood Theatre for an evening of conversation on the practice and benefits of mindfulness. Dan Harris will share his experience with meditation and his perspective on how it has contributed to his continued success. All proceeds from this event will support scholarships for Inward Bound…

Faculty Chairs Awarded

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…

You Are What You…Grow

It is fairly unusual to be able to meet the author and protagonist of any given All-School Reading assignment. And when that individual is as inspiring – and yet, pragmatic and unassuming – as Will Allen, whose journey is related in The Good Food Revolution, it is a rare treat indeed. In the midst of a comprehensive “Wellness Week” that…

Wellness Week at Middlesex

September 20-26 is Wellness Week at Middlesex!  Check out the schedule to see what aspects of health and wellness our students will be addressing during September’s Wellness Week. Sunday, September 20 – Sunday’s Sleep Challenge.  Get eight hours of sleep any night of Wellness Week and get a prize that supports sleep hygiene.   Monday, September 21 – Unplugged Monday.  Take a technology holiday!  Unplug…

Middlesex and the SSATB Character Skills Assessment

We are proud to announce that Middlesex School is part of a pilot group of 32 independent schools assisting the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB) in the ground-breaking development of a new non-cognitive assessment.  Intended to complement the cognitive measures currently assessed in our admission process, the new Character Skills Assessment (CSA) from SSATB will offer insights into an applicant’s…

Transformative Mindfulness Retreat Held at MX

The practice of mindfulness is growing internationally, and now being practiced in many different settings.  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 new student, and many members of our faculty, parents, and extended…

Dreams for the Future

Until the very moment that the 2015 graduation exercises began on May 31, it seemed that starting 30 minutes early would achieve the preferred, pleasant, outdoor ceremony and avoid the noontime storm in the forecast. But as soon as the seniors set out in their procession, crossing the Circle to Eliot Hall, a steady rain began to fall. Taking it…