Living at Milton
You will find your home away from home.
The support and care that Milton students feel extends well beyond the classroom. Students experience a nurturing and important balance between the head and heart, living and learning among friends and classmates from across the country and around the world, supported by caring and devoted faculty members (who share their spouses, children and pets!), to create a true home. Relationships formed in this rich environment run deep, and often last a lifetime. Milton’s is a thriving, 24-hour campus, with the resources students need for studies, support and fun.
Students in Each House
Faculty Live on Campus
Residential Faculty to Student Ratio
Student Sponsored Social Events Each Month
A Family at School
As members of Milton’s century-old boarding program, a diverse group of students from 29 states and territories and 29 countries live in eight single-sex residential “houses” that are family-style and intimate. Lots of fun is had, and lifelong friendships are formed in Milton’s houses, rich with tradition and personality.
Why You’ll Love Living at Milton
- Family style is best: Milton houses include all four grades, and students live in the same house for their entire time at Milton.
- Faculty families—complete with children and pets—are connected to every house. Each house faculty member serves as academic and personal advisor to six students in the house.
- Living with older and younger house “siblings” gives students role models, personal and academic support, and a sense of belonging.
- New student orientation helps students get to know each other and appreciate cultural differences. It also offers guidance on time management, technology and campus resources.
- The residential faculty to student ratio is 1:4. Students have 24-hour access to guidance from adults they know from the classroom, sports and the arts.
- Rooming options include singles, doubles and triples.
- Houses meet for family-style dinner with the faculty three nights a week. Proctored study halls are held nightly.
- Ecumenical Chapel service is held each Sunday evening for discussions about ethical and spiritual concerns.
Our Students Answer:
“What kind of students would be happy living at Milton?”
• Willing to work hard
• Ready to find out who you are
• Willing to be true to themselves
“What have you gained from living at Milton?”
• New perspectives and ideas
• Connections with adults I admire
• Learning how to get along with others, and how to decide what’s important
• Responsibility, independence and confidence
• Best friendships in the world
• Getting to know people with amazing talents
• Chance to learn new skills, like acting or wrestling
I am from Hong Kong—so Milton is far away from home!—and the first couple of weeks were an adjustment. But my dorm really helped me settle in. The older girls were so welcoming. Living in a dorm is like having a year-round sleepover with some of your best friends. People are just so friendly. It didn’t take long for me to feel at home here.
My dorm, Goodwin House, is a bit further away but I love it because it’s like our own separate world over there. There are only 30 boys, so it’s like a family where I have 29 brothers. There’s a strong sense of a community that supports you.
When I moved into the dorm, meeting all the other girls on my floor was so exciting. I was a little nervous at first, but I immediately felt accepted. The best part is how spontaneous we are as a dorm. When we play dorm dodge ball, we dress up in the craziest outfits. During dorm meetings, we can get a little loud, but we’re always laughing and having fun. When we have dorm dinners, we sing a lot. It’s probably kind of annoying, but we love it.
Where We Come From
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates