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Middlesex School

School rating 4.5 / 5 by

1400 Lowell Road Concord MA 01742 United States
Boarding
9th to 12th
Day
9th to 12th
Gender
Coed

Academic

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Middlesex is known for its rigorous, yet successful academics. While the workload may at times be somewhat overwhelming, the quality education that students receive is well worth the effort. The school's English department is definitely its strong suit, especially when complemented by an excellent writing program. While maths and sciences are also strong, Middlesex's weakest department is foreign languages. Extremely small class size, as well as easily accessible faculty members make this school's academic program well rounded and strong.

College Counseling

Middlesex's college counseling program begins slowly in the middle of sophomore year and picks up....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

Middlesex favors well rounded students who are self motivated and hard working. While admission test....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

Middlesex students come from all different walks of life. While the school tends to attract upper- middle- class families, their is a fair share of financial aid students who add tremendously to the community. Facilities and dormitories are top notch and the food isn't half bad. The school is located in Concord, MA, a small, historic, safe town located roughly 15 minutes from Boston. While the school tries hard to provide its students with fun activities, the everyday drown of student life can be very repetitive. In addition, Saturday day classes can be very hard for unsuspecting students to deal....

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