Milton Academy - Review #6

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Milton Academy
5

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School: 2009-2010
Sports and Activities:Model UN, Track and Field, Photography, Dance Concert.
College Enrolled:Wesleyan University
Home Town, State: Wellesley, MA

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Milton has an impressive dedication to the collaborative learning process. The Harkness table is a stalwart of the school and something I am deeply appreciative of.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Milton taught me how to learn, question and think critically. You will learn how to read analytically, write with true intention and think creatively. That alone is worth the experience.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have come out of the closet earlier. Though I had my issues with the school. Milton encourages you to be yourself and rewards you for that. I wish I had known it then.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The community. The intelligence of those around me.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Be yourself. Invest yourself more than you might want to.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Milton Academy is a tough school, academically speaking. Coming from a catholic middle school. I was unprepared for the work load and the intensity of it all. That being said, excellence is demanded of you. And by inserting yourself, sometimes uncomfortably, you are able to take advantage of the support system that the faculty and staff have built.Cliché I know, but Milton teachers care about you and expect a lot out of you. They are clear in their expectations. Direct when you don't reach your own potential, yet nurturing when you falter. A community is only made up of its people, and Milton teachers are exemplary in their dedication to students and commitment to critical learning.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Milton was typically sport oriented in that football games drew crowds, school spirit is expected, and being athletic was praised. While that wasn't me, I found my community on the track and field team. I had a generally positive experience with Milton athletics.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
As a dancer, I only have praise for the dance community at Milton and the program that Kelli Edwards built. She pushed the boundaries of performance at Milton and subconsciously opened my eyes to a new world of creative expressions. Something I only realized much later upon reflection.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Community service is not required but it basically is. I enjoyed my time serving the Milton and surrounding community. Something I reflect upon fondly.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I was a day student. No comment on dorm life beyond my jealousy that boarders did not have to commute. Doing homework on the bus was not fun.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Dining at Milton was on par with a university dining program, although perhaps slightly smaller. Food was good and varied.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Milton is an affluent community. The surrounding towns are not. A little pocket of wealth for sure.Campus is close to Boston and easy walk or drive to restaurants, cafes, and shops.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
The social life at Milton was something I struggled with. While it touts a strong sense of diversity, and it does in fact deliver on that promise, the school still seems socially divided. Corners of the student center are divided by grade, social circle, and at some points race - though not as severe as that sounds.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
8:00 AMassembly
8:30 AMClass #1
10:00 AMRecess
10:15 AMClass #2
11:30 AMClass #2
12:45 AMClass #3
1:45 PMLunch
3:00 PMAfternoon Break
3:30 PMSports/Activities
6:00 PMBus Home
Weekend
8:00 AMWake up
9:00 AMSports Game
4:00 PMGo Home
5:00 PMStudy
7:00 PMFree time
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  • Milton Academy Alumni #1
    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. . .
  • Milton Academy Alumni #2
    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. . .
  • Milton Academy Alumni #3
    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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