News Category: Student Life

A Welcome Return to Campus

After nearly six months of campus closure, Middlesex opened its gates to welcome back students for the start of the 2020-21 school year. To support a safe and measured opening with robust COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty, and staff, the community is returning to campus in an elongated “phased” reopening with boarding seniors and new students moving into dorms…

Wellness Week

During the week of January 13th, Middlesex had a special “Wellness Week” in which the community participated in events designed to foster health and well being. The School welcomed several guests to campus to discuss their work and lead wellness workshops, including author and alumna Awilda Rivera ’02, who spoke on Wellness: A Mind, Body, and Community Connection. Mindfulness trainer…

Faculty Open Houses

It’s not uncommon for our students to visit faculty homes on campus for a delicious meal, a quick (or never-ending) game of Monopoly, or a casual fireside chat. But each year we also have a special weekend activity called “Faculty Open Houses” in which teachers across campus welcome in students for a variety of fun, games, and food. Some students…

Robotics Club Takes to the Skies

The Middlesex Robotics Club is a student-led enthusiast group that explores the world of robotics and engineering. Each year, students choose a theme and plan their designs and builds around it. This year’s theme is aeronautics and the club is building light drones under the leadership of Logan Tonra ’20, Walker Massey ’20, Colin Finke ’20 and Luke Andresen ’21. Students first…

Community Life at Middlesex

One of Middlesex’s signature programs, “Community Life,” has been active since students first arrived on campus in September. Seniors have spent hours with a range of faculty perspectives in order to examine how they can be healthy, active, and able leaders throughout the school year. Class III students, meanwhile, explored identity, wellness, and community culture in their weekly program, Connections.…

Sophomore Connections

Sophomore discussion groups called “Connections” are now under way. As part of our community life program, which includes the popular “Choices” program for freshmen, Connections aims to help new and returning sophomores get to know each other while simultaneously discussing topics that will help them negotiate these tricky adolescent years. Students meet in small groups of 10-12 students with a…

“Choices” for Freshmen

Just before 7 pm on Tuesday evenings in the fall, you’ll see clusters of freshmen migrating across the Circle to various faculty living rooms across campus.  Once inside, small groups of students meet with two faculty members and a senior member of Peer Support to discuss everything and anything that is not covered in the classroom. This annual program is “Choices,”…

New Students Welcomed to Campus

Over Labor Day Weekend, Middlesex welcomed 116 new students from 15 states and 12 countries. Whether traveling by air or land, or leaving from Sweden, North Carolina, Ghana, or down the road in Concord, each of the 116 new students were treated to a beloved, decades-old Middlesex tradition. When new students arrived on campus, Middlesex upperclassmen wearing t-shirts emblazoned with…

Spring Haiku Contest

  Each year at the first Chapel following Spring Break, the Chapel Trustees reveal the winner and runner-ups of the annual Spring Haiku Contest. Below is a sampling of this spring’s winning Haikus:   Large Counts Condition Means you are normal enough Love my stats classes -by Des Sheff   U2. REM. Underground bands for cool kids Nineteen Eighty-Four -by Mr.…

Faculty Open Houses 2017

It’s not uncommon for our students to visit faculty homes on campus for a delicious meal, a quick (or never-ending) game of Monopoly, or a casual fireside chat. But each year we also have a special weekend activity called “Faculty Open Houses” in which teachers across campus welcome in students for a variety of fun, games, and food. Some students…