Milton Academy

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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 
2018 School Data
Milton AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-127-12
Grades Offered (Day)K-127-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded17981909
Campus Size125 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment700 students300 students
% Students of Color
40%
20%
% International Students
13%
20%
% Students Boarding
50%
69%
Average SAT Score1420* 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
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered417
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$310 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,560$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$49,500$30,250
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
37%
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT90%-
Acceptance Rate
15%
55%
Director of AdmissionsPaul Rebuck

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2415
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 Organizations5924
ExtracurricularsA/V (Audio/Visual) Club, Amnesty International Club, Arts Board, Asian Society, Athletic Association, Boarding Council, Christian Fellowship Club, Day Council, Film Club, French Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Individual Student Support (advance peer counseling), Jewish Student Union, La Voz (Spanish newspaper), Lorax (environmental organization), Magus-Mabus (literary magazine), Mille-Tonnes (French newspaper), Milton Measure (biweekly newspaper), Milton Paper (weekly newspaper), ONYX (African-American Culture), Orange and Blue Key tour guide program, Peer counseling, Public Issues Board (current event issues and programmers), Rangers (student technology assistants), Self-Government Association, Spanish Club, Student Activities Association, The Asian (cultural periodical)

Club or Organization:
Ache (celebrating diverse culture magazine), Caribbean Students Association, Chess Club, Community Engagement Board, GASP!, Habitat for Humanity, Helix (science magazine), Hip Hop Club, Improv Club, Invest in Girls, Latino Association, Math Club, Milton Academy Yearbook, Model UN, Programming Club, Reach to Teach, Robotics Team, SAGE (Students Advocating for Gender Equity), Science and Engineering Club, SIMA (Students Interested in Middle Eastern Affairs), South Asian Society, Speech and Debate Team, Step Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Sustainability Club, World Health Organization (WHO)

Arts and Music Programs:
Jazz Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outdoor Program, Pilates, Strength and Conditioning, Yoga

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 27 states and territories and 28 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
  • 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 - Former 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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