Parents’ Association


Many schools have an association of parents; some are more active than others.  At Milton, the Parents’ Association is dedicated to fostering greater communication, offering opportunities for parents to meet one another, and supporting the efforts of faculty, staff and administration to make Milton a positive learning environment for each of our children.

The Milton Academy Parents’ Association works for and with parents of both day students and boarding students in Classes I-IV. Our governing body—the Executive Committee—is comprised of parents who have children who live on campus as well as those who commute to school each day.  We cordially invite you to become involved with the group whether you live nearby or on another continent.

What is the Milton Academy Parents’ Association?

Milton Academy’s Upper School Parents’ Association is dedicated to fostering communication, offering opportunities for parents to come together, and supporting the efforts of our faculty, staff and administration to make Milton a positive learning environment for each of our children. In our efforts to build a strong parent community, the Parents’ Association welcomes new parents, sponsors social gatherings, provides opportunities to hear from the school and outside experts on subjects of interest, and sponsors an array of student activities and events. Every parent of a Milton Academy upper school student is a member of the Parents’ Association, so if you are a parent, this is your page!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteer to drive for the community service program. Throughout the year, the community service program needs driving help to get student volunteers to their service sites. If you have time during the school day, after school, or on a Saturday to drive students to and/or from their destinations, contact Andrea Geyling.
  • Bookbinding Group Seeks New Recruits. Interested in helping maintain the collections and preserve the treasures in Milton Academy’s libraries archives? Join a dedicated group of volunteers on Wednesdays between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. No previous experience is necessary. For more information, call 617-898-2191.

Parents’ Independent School Network (PIN)

The Parents’ Independent School Network (PIN) is a volunteer-run, parent organization that brings representatives from 68 New England schools together for the exchange of information on non-academic issues of mutual concern and interest. Two divisions ensure age appropriate topics: Lower School and Upper School. Each division holds six meetings throughout the year, with a guest speaker or head of school presenting on salient topics. Each year, member schools can apply for grants or awards to recognize community service that their students have performed. Along with PIN history and mission information, parents can access past lectures, school survey results by topic, and minutes from past meetings on the secure school section of the PIN Web page. Please explore this Web page and its wealth of information on subjects such as managing stress, gap year, bullying, teaching leadership, sports health, managing the college process, and much more. Log in to your myMilton account to find the information you will need to access the PIN Web page.

Staying Informed

The parents’ newsletter, Centre Connection, is published five times each year to help inform parents about what’s happening on campus. In addition, the Milton Academy Web site is a vital tool. Updated daily, it includes previews and photos of special campus events in the arts, athletics, music, speech and all activities. The Milton news and daily calendar entries are a great way to find out what is going on in your student’s day and weekend. The Parents’ Association page will update you on our events, volunteer opportunities and other news.  Two other informative and humorous sources of information are the school newspapers, The Milton Paper and the Milton Measure.  We encourage you to consider a subscription to one or both of the papers, which can come to you via email if you prefer.

Whether you are a returning parent or new to Milton, we welcome you to be a part of life at Milton through the Parents’ Association. On behalf of the Parents’ Association Board and our many committed volunteer leaders, we invite your thoughts and your questions and look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. 

For information about the Parents’ Association, contact USPA President, Ann Marie Oliver.

2016–2017 Parents’ Association Board

Please note we are still in search of parents to fill the roles of Secretary, Communication Liasion, an additional Parents’ Independent School Network (PIN) representative and additional help with Connections and Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day. Please Contact Ann Marie Oliver or Ann Jenness if you are interested or would like additional information.

Executive Committee:
Ann Marie Oliver P’10,’13,’17, President
Ann Jenness P ’19, Vice President
Judi Swirbalus P’15,’18,’19,’23, Treasurer
Secretary – TBD

Class I Representatives:
Lisa O’Connor, P ‘17(Boarding)
Christina DiMartinis, P ’17 (Day)

Class II Representatives:
Rose Kernochan, P ’18 (Boarding)
Heidi Handler, P ’18 (Day)

Class III Representatives:
Michelle D’Ambrosio, P ’19 (Boarding)
Barbara Ehret, P ’19 (Day)

Class IV Representatives:
Heidi DuBois, P’20 (Boarding)
Jennifer Jordan, P ’18, ’20 (Day)

Athletic Liasions:
John Sheehan, P ’19, ‘20
Rosemary Sheehan, P ’19, ‘20

Communication Liaison:

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Brunch:
Myrto Flesses

New Parent Welcoming Committee:
Ann Marie Oliver, P ’10, ’13, ‘17
Ann Jenness, P ‘19
Nina Panerese, P ‘18
Jennifer Pincince P’13,’17

Ann Marie Oliver, P ;10, ’13, ‘17

Parent Alumni Liaison:

PIN Representatives:
Christina Taborsky, P ‘19

Student Activities Liaison:
Eileen Hogan, P ’16, ‘17
Bridget Minicus, P ’16, ‘19


Executive Committee Summary
Click here to view responsibilities assigned to each member of the Executive Committee and other board positions.

Event Reimbursement Form
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