DIVERSITY AT MILTON
A commitment to sharing, exploring, and practice
Milton students learn, explore, play, and live in a dynamic community that prepares them to enter a diverse and exciting world. Our School celebrates a wide range of people who share their cultures, histories, and perspectives, helping all members of the community understand one another through meaningful interaction in our daily lives.
Milton welcomes students of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, family structures, religions, and sexual orientations. Students of color, who define themselves as Black, Asian-American, Asian, Latinx, indigenous, or bi/multi-racial, make up 44 percent of Milton’s Upper School student body. We recognize, respect, and learn from one another and encourage students to develop in their understanding of their own identities. Throughout a student’s journey in the Upper School, they have many opportunities to engage in this development in and outside of the classroom, including culture clubs and affinity groups, enrichment activities, seminars and speakers, and special events.
Active engagement allows us to create a healthy, anti-racist, and inclusive culture. This is collective work: We all have things to offer and many things to gain through the development of healthy relationships and skills in an effort to create a diverse and welcoming community.
Diversity Mission Statement
Diversity is central to Milton Academy’s mission; we work actively to create an inclusive community of students and adults from a spectrum of cultures and backgrounds. We believe this work is essential to foster mutual respect, responsibility and empathy in our School and in the world our graduates will enter.
As part of our common educational commitment, we give voice and respect to people representing a breadth of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, family structure, socio-economic status, physical ability, and religious and political affiliation. Our community welcomes those who keep their minds and hearts open to difference.