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."

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 710 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $65,950
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $57,800
  • Acceptance rate: 14%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Milton Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 307 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Test Scores
Student Test Scores
School History

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Milton Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
9-12
Grades Offered (Day)
K-12
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1798
1907
Campus Size
130 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
710 students
300 students
% Students of Color
46%
26%
% International Students
14%
20%
% Students Boarding
50%
70%
Average SAT Score
1414
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
31
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
14 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$325 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$65,950
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$57,800
$34,900
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Average Percentile SSAT
90%
-
Acceptance Rate
14%
58%
Director of Admissions
Paul Rebuck

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
45
23
Extracurriculars
Club 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)

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 29 states and territories and 30 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 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
Source: Verified school update

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description

Class of 2020
5.00
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 2016
5.00
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
5.00
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.. . .
Show more reviews (5 reviews)
Submit Review for Milton Academy
Earn $20 by submitting your alumni review!

Recent Articles

What is Progressive Education?
What is Progressive Education?
The promise of progressive education is as the students come to the solution, they’re active, they’re engaged, they’re motivated, and they’re learning. Most progressive schools encourage students to explore other areas of their development where young people find focus or uncover the contentment of stillness. It is about learning how to think, not what to think.
The Importance of Strong Connections with Family & School
The Importance of Strong Connections with Family & School
We look at the roles in the partnership of school, parent, and student. Understanding each partner's responsibilities is essential for a successful boarding school experience.
JROTC or Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps
July 12, 2022
JROTC or Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps
There are 17 military high schools in the United Schools. JROTC forms the backbone of the military training component at these schools. Here's what's involved.

Featured Schools

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 710 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $65,950
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $57,800
  • Acceptance rate: 14%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Request Information

Quick Links