Milton Academy - Review #1

Milton Academy

About the Author:

College Enrolled Stanford University
Home Town, State (Country) Seoul, none
Years Attended Boarding School 4
Activities During Boarding School The Tavern- Editor-in-Chief The Milton Paper- Senior Editor Magus Mabus- Literature Editor Orange and Blue Key Co-Head

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
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 Milton's structured freshman english program--thanks to it every Milton student is a grammar whiz.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The creative writing department was the best thing that happened to me at boarding school. I always knew I wanted to become a writer, but I never thought I'd be able to receive a MFA-like education in high school. I've won many regional and national awards over the years, all thanks to Milton's CW department.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
There's nothing I would have done differently. Try your hardest 100% of the time and you'll be rewarded.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Milton's very liberal when it comes to social and political issues, and both students and faculty are very vocal. Growing up amidst many activists really allowed me to think about my identity and develop thoughtful worldviews.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Request for Millet, you won't regret it :) #bestdormoncampus


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved the high intellectual spirit in the classroom. Since everyone around you is so smart and talented, that motivates you to want to be the be the best and brightest version of yourself.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Though Milton has rigorous athletics program, they also have programs for less athletically motivated students, which I appreciated. Milton offers classes such as yoga, pilates, and self-defense.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
The creative writing program at Milton, which counts as an art, is one of the best--if not the best--high school programs in the country. The two expert teachers inspire young writers on a daily basis and train them to become the nation's best.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I participated in many student publications, and I loved being able to work with truly inspiring and intelligently witty peers on a daily basis.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Unlike most boarding schools, boarders at Milton stay in the same dorm throughout their four years, which helps foster a familial bond between dorm friends.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
It's not so great, but it's not terrible--there's a lot of options to order out.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
We're located near small but lively towns that are within walking distance, and we're also only a thirty minute car ride from Boston. It's more than easy to get away and spend some time off campus.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
The stu (student center) is the social hub of Milton Academy, where students spend most of their time both during the day and after school. Each grade has a section in the stu, so students "upgrade" to better areas of the stu as they get older, which is a fun tradition.

Daily Schedule:

8:00 AMassembly
8:15 AMfirst period
9:15 AMsecond period
10:00 AMrecess
10:15 AMthird period

Alumni Reviews
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  • Review Description
  • Milton Academy Alumni #1
    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. . .
  • Milton Academy Alumni #2
    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. . .
  • Milton Academy Alumni #3
    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.. . .
  • Milton Academy Alumni #4
    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. . .
  • Milton Academy Alumni #5
    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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