Milton Academy

5.00 5 1 (9 reviews)
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 2020
    5 Stars  
    Claremont McKenna College
    Milton is unique primarily due to the major emphasis on discussion in many classes through the harkness table method. This is prevalent in English and history classes. The organization of the student center allows for. . .

  • Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    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  
    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. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 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 Founded17981907
Campus Size130 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment722 students310 students
% Students of Color
45%
25%
% International Students
13%
20%
% Students Boarding
50%
70%
Average SAT Score1414* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score31*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
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$324 million$23 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$63,500$58,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$53,500$31,470
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
38%
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 Offered1916
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations4524
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Amnesty International, Arts Board, ASA (African Student Association), Asian Society, Athletic Association, Boarding Council, Caribbean Students Association, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Christian Fellowship Club, Community Engagement Board, Day Council, Film Club, French Club, GASP!, Habitat for Humanity, Hip-Hop Club, Improv Club, International Student Club, Invest in Girls, Jewish Student Union, Latinx Association, Lorax, Math Club, Model UN, Multicultural Club, ONYX, Orange and Blue Key Tour Guide Program, Peer Tutoring, Programming Club, Public Issues Board, Reach to Teach, Robotics Team, SAGE (Students Advocating for Gender Equity), SAMENA (South Asian, Middle Eastern, and North African), Science and Engineering Club, Self-Governing Association, SIMA (Students Interested in Middle Eastern Affairs), Spanish Club, Speech and Debate Team, Step Team, Student Activities Association, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Sustainability Board, World Health Organization (WHO)

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 185 courses in 11 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 31 states and territories and 25 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.
  • Milton Academy accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges

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