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The Saturday Course

The goal of The Saturday Course at Milton Academy is to provide a rich learning environment for children with strong academic skills. Independently motivated students can learn compelling material in a fun and exciting environment.

The Students
The Saturday Course is designed for students in grades 4, 5 and 6 from surrounding communities. Returning seventh and eighth graders will have a special session each year. Participating school systems select students who can then register with the Saturday Course. Fourth grade students will be able to attend one of the six-week sessions. Fifth and sixth grade students are invited to return for a six-week session each year. A limited number of applicants will be accepted into each session.

Students from other communities may apply for a waiting list position.

The Courses
Students select courses from a list of offerings mailed to them prior to the session. Taught by dynamic, experienced teachers, areas of study include: math, creative writing, literature, sciences, social sciences, photography, computer technology, art and drama. The small student-to-teacher ratio encourages opportunities for hands-on activities, lab experiments, small group discussion and individual projects.

Skills used for effective questioning and problem solving are emphasized throughout the program. Independent study at home reinforces specific course objectives.

Click here to view sample courses.

The Staff
The Saturday Course recruits experienced teachers with specialties in the areas of science, computer, mathematics, literature, performing and visual arts and social sciences. The enthusiasm of these teachers who design and share curriculum from their special interest areas is refreshing; their commitment to make this a unique learning environment for these talented students is extraordinary.

Click here to read about these teachers.

The Schedule
8:45 - 9 a.m., Arrival
9 - 9:15 a.m., Group Meeting
9:15 - 10:30 a.m., First Course
10:30 - 11 a.m., Break/Snack
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Second Course
12:15 - 12:45 p.m., Group Sharing (parents invited)

6-week Session: $226
Non-refundable registration fee: $30

Flexible payment schedules and partial scholarships available

The Saturday Course
170 Centre Street
Milton, MA 02186
Telephone: (617) 898-2275
Fax: (617) 898-1707
Email: saturday@milton.edu
Web page: http://www.milton.edu/K8

Gary Shrager, Saturday Course co-director

Total enrollment: 793 students
Grade 7: 35 students
Grade 6: 158 Students
Grade 5: 250 Students
Grade 4: 350 Students
These students came from 48 cities, towns and communities and represented 125 different elementary or middle schools.

Boston Communities
Boston • Dorchester • Hyde Park • Jamaica Plain • Mattapan • Roslindale • Roxbury • South Boston • West Roxbury

Towns & Communities
Abington • Avon • Belmont • Braintree • Brockton • Brookline • Cambridge • Canton • Chestnut Hill • Cohasset • Dedham • Dover • Duxbury • Easton • Hanover • Hingham • Mansfield • Medfield • Milton • Needham • Newton • Norfolk • Norton • Norwell • Norwood • Pembroke • Quincy • Randolph • Sharon • Stoneham • Stoughton • Sudbury • Taunton • Walpole • Westwood • Weymouth • Winchester • Winthrop • Wrentham

Boston Schools
Rafael Hernandez • Mt. Alvernia • Murphy • Hennigan • St. Theresa • Epiphany • Curley • Holy Name • O’Hearn • Agassiz • St. Brendan • St. Brigid • Neighborhood House Charter • Young Achievers for Science & Math • St. Brendan • Agassiz

Click here to read what our parents and students are saying about the Saturday Course.