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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…

Introducing New Colleagues

While each June marks the retirement or departure of several Middlesex faculty and staff members as they move on to new ventures, every September brings new colleagues to the School, revitalizing the community with different ideas, approaches, and experiences. Peter Sullivan has returned to New England to teach both math and economics. Previously an assistant professor of economics at the…

Remote, Together: Middlesex Online

hg0088手机登陆Throughout Middlesex’s online program this spring, the community has continually found new ways to cultivate its spirit of collaboration and relationship-building. Our small, dynamic classes are meeting three times a week for synchronous online learning, allowing our students to engage intellectually with each other and their teachers. Our vibrant (and virtual) extracurricular program, meanwhile, bolsters the classroom experience and is…

An Idealist’s Advice

She has been a journalist, a human rights activist, a presidential advisor, and a top diplomat. Yet, in an all-school Assembly on March 3, former Ambassador Samantha Power was primarily a mentor as she spoke candidly about how she had “stumbled” into different careers, also sharing some of the pragmatic approaches she has found useful in facing formidable problems. Global-sized…

Unpacking Privilege

The focus of this year’s Diversity Symposium dovetailed with the community’s ongoing consideration of privilege: what it means exactly and how it influences people’s lives. On February 29, Middlesex welcomed three guests to campus – Veline Mojarro, Taylor Mason, and Amalia Mesa Gustin – all of whom are colleagues at SHIFT, an organization dedicated to matters of diversity, equity, and…

Inspiring Installations

hg0088手机登陆On sizable screens on the walls across from the School’s Ishibashi Gallery, two mesmerizing videos began running in January. Each a montage of images and sound – movement, music, and language – the two films were sometimes jarring, sometimes beautifully synchronized. Whether clashing or in concert, they evoked a range of emotions, thoughts, and questions about African American culture and…

Second Semester Junior Year: A Time of Guided Transition

The second semester of junior year is a time of transition and self-reflection. Students must be prepared to lead just as seniors prepare to depart. Juniors begin with a Community Life meeting, followed by a Leadership meeting in March. Before spring vacation, they fill out the crucial Junior Survey, and afterwards they sit down for the Junior Interview. Amidst the…

The Ishibashi Gallery Presents: “MX Fam: My Voice. My Power.”

Middlesex School’s Ishibashi Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of MX Fam: My Voice. My Power. The exhibition is a rare departure from Ishibashi Gallery’s traditional programming, as it highlights student work in the form of fifty-nine photographic portraits taken by current Middlesex junior, Andrew Harris. Harris is an emerging photographer, whose work recently won the New York Times’…