Milton Academy

5.00 5 1 (7 reviews)
Tel: 617-898-2227
170 Centre Street
Milton, MA 02186
  • Milton Academy cultivates in its students a passion for learning and a respect for others.
  • Embracing diversity and the pursuit of excellence, we create a community in which individuals develop competence, confidence and character.
  • Our active learning environment, in and out of the classroom, develops creative and critical thinkers, unafraid to express their ideas, prepared to seek meaningful lifetime success and to live by our motto, "Dare to be true.".

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  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars   4/29/2017
    Stanford University
    One of my favorite things about Milton is its proximity to the city. It's great to be able to easily go into Boston instead of being trapped on campus all the time. I also love. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   1/18/2017
    Columbia University
    Despite its rigorous education, Milton has a very supportive community. The institution offers a lot of resources for students who need help relating to either personal or academic needs. Students at Milton truly want to. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   2/6/2017
    University of Chicago
    Milton Academy is a pretty racially diverse school. We don't really have social hierarchies. Our location is very convenient, and our grass is always green and healthy.. . .

  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars   12/28/2016
    Harvard College
    Milton is known for its very green and well-groomed quad that sits in the center of campus. We use the Harkness round-table style of discussion. Class discussions are fueled by students, and participation is a. . .

  • Class of 2006
    5 Stars   12/16/2010
    University of Pennsylvania
    Milton is a place where everyone takes an active role in cultivating students, in academics, athletics, art, and as a citizen of the world. There is a deep sense of community and the teachers take. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Milton AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)K-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded17981910
Campus Size125 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment700 students300 students
% Students of Color
43%
20%
% International Students
14%
20%
% Students Boarding
50%
66%
Average SAT Score1350* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size14 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered416
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$260 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$57,650$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$47,330$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
36%
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT90%-
Acceptance Rate
14%
57%
Director of AdmissionsPaul Rebuck

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2414
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations6323
ExtracurricularsA/V (Audio/Visual) Club, Ache (celebrating diverse culture magazine), AIDS Board, Amnesty International Club, Animation Club, Arts Board, Asian Society, Athletic Association, Boarding Council, CARE (Campus Awareness for Recycling and the Environment), Caribbean Club, Cartoon Club, Celtic Club, Christian Fellowship Club, Common Ground, Community Service Club, Culinary Club, Day Council, Film Club, French Club, GAIA (environmental journal), Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Gender Equity Club, Habitat for Humanity, Helix (science magazine),

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Eight miles south of Boston, Milton is enriched by its diverse and talented student and faculty community as well as by the quality, breadth and depth of its curricular and co-curricular offerings.
  • Life at Milton centers on the pursuit of excellence. Milton`s curriculum provides rigorous preparation for college and includes 180 courses in nine academic departments. We offer academic challenge in an atmosphere that is warm and supportive. Students and faculty members are motivated participants in the world of ideas, concepts, and values. They work through collaboration to achieve intellectually.
  • At Milton, you do not have to choose whether you want to be an intellectual, a musician, an athlete, a performer or an artist. You can be all of these; one of the best things about Milton is that there is no limit to the way you define your identity.
  • Milton Academy embraces diversity, and boasts students from 28 states and 27 countries. Growing and learning among individuals who share widely divergent life stories and appreciating their respective cultures is an invaluable aspect of a true education.
  • Milton Academy students live in one of eight single-sex houses ranging in size from 31 students to 48 students. Milton houses include all four classes as well as faculty members` families. Living with older and younger "siblings" ensures role models, support, a sense of belonging and affection. Students spend all their Milton years in one house, experiencing a family-at-school context for developing close relationships with valued adults, learning about responsibility to the community, taking leadership roles with peers, and sharing social and cultural traditions.
  • Milton students graduate with the confidence in themselves and the competence to succeed at the most selective colleges and universities in the country.
  • School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • T.S. Eliot - Poet, dramatist and literary critic
    • Buckminster Fuller - American architect, author, designer, futurist, inventor and visionary
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Former United States Attorney General, former US Senator from New York and one of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy's younger brothers
    • Ted Kennedy - Former Massachusetts State Senator and one of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy's younger brothers
    • Deval Patrick - Current Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the first African American to hold that office
    • James Taylor - American singer and songwriter
    • Touré - American novelist, music journalist, cultural critic and television personality
    • Charles Codman Cabot - Former Justice of the Superior Court of Massachusetts and former Chief of the Secretariat of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey during World War II
    • David Lindsay-Abaire - Pulitzer Prize winning American playwright
    • Hanford MacNider - Former United States diplomat and United States Army General, serving in both World War I and World War II
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