Milton’s K–8 curriculum is interdisciplinary and flexible. Faculty correlate students’ work to highlight authentic connections across disciplines. Projects in science might be integrated with work in literature, mathematics, and geography, for instance. Projects in art might lead to those in world cultures and music. Electronic media might serve as one of many means of expression. The intellectual energy boys and girls invest in connecting their experiences helps them grasp content and concepts. It builds a framework for better questions and more sophisticated appreciation.
Working with their colleagues from across the School, Milton faculty are curriculum developers. They meet regularly to design classroom units. They favor hands-on learning and maximizing connections that work for young students. Milton’s faculty love learning, and Milton supports their energy with ongoing professional development. The women and men who teach at Milton make sure that each child takes opportunities, grows through challenges, and develops self-confidence.
Children at Milton will tell you that their friends and classmates are “happy, prepared, diverse, open to new ideas, and excited about learning.” Classes are small. Curriculum and the learning environment intersect. Milton stimulates all kinds of intellectual exploration and creative approaches to challenging problems.
In the Classroom
Explore examples of Milton faculty putting theory into practice. Check our approach to content and process at three entry point levels: