- Being smart and interested is easy, fun and normal; everyone around you is motivated, too.
- Your classrooms will have about 14 students in them; everyone is part of the action.
- Learning is discussion-based not lecture-based; intense conversation in the classroom makes the class exciting. You make connections and discoveries you never imagined.
- Your teachers look for analysis, critical thinking, expressing ideas; they help you achieve these skills. You’ll develop your own point of view, and you’ll learn to respect others’ differing points of view.
- You will have your own faculty advisor. One advisor counsels you and a small group of other students throughout your Milton years, guides your course selection, keeps in touch with your academic and social progress, and acts as your resource and advocate.
- APs are not the only advanced coursework; you’ll be prepared to take AP tests, even if the course is not labeled AP. In fact, many upper level courses are more challenging and rewarding than AP curricula; take your talent, your interests and your passion as far as you can go.
- Teachers are ready and willing to help you outside of class; students visit faculty in the dorms and call faculty at home for help.
- Faculty get to know you well – who you are and what you care about; you’ll want to meet their high expectations of you.
- Teachers give your writing, projects and tests thorough commentary and respectful responses.
- You will feel proud of your work, and proud of your classmates’ work.
- Your homework is not repetitive, or busy work; it is valuable.
- Your courses are not limited to the texts; readings and discussions go beyond the textbooks and teachers respond to what students are interested in.
- When you get excited about a subject (and you will), you can follow up with a wide range of electives and learn from teachers who inspire you.
- Your art teachers are artists, in and outside of school; your music teachers are musicians; your English teachers are writers, your drama teachers are performers, set designers, and directors, and so forth. All your teachers are scholars in their fields.
- Your teachers also love to teach.