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 
2016 School Data
Milton Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) K-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1798 1910
Campus Size 125 acres 105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 700 students 298 students
% Students of Color
42%
20%
% International Students
14%
20%
% Students Boarding
50%
67%
Average SAT Score 2080 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 14 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 4 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $255 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$55,410 $52,450
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$45,490 $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 90% -
Acceptance Rate
16%
56%
Director of AdmissionsPaul Rebuck

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 24 14
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 Organizations 63 23
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 27 states and 21 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
    • Tour√© - 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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