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 (with 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.
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A Family at School
As members of Milton’s century-old boarding program, a diverse group of students from 26 states and 31 countries live in nine residential “houses”, including an all gender house, 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 student to residential faculty ratio is 4:1. 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 for underclassmen on weeknights.
- Each house has their own unique traditions like caroling, pumpkin carving with a sibling house, scavenger hunting in Boston, themed dress up bowling, playing in ping-pong tournaments, or celebrating birthdays.
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.
I settled in pretty quickly, and I have to thank my dorm for that. Goodwin has a very vivid and dynamic culture and it feels less like a dorm and more like a home. We’re quite close; we have regular dorm activities and events which help bring people together. It feels most like a home between 9:45 and 10 p.m. (check in), when students end up hanging out and chatting. It’s a great time to decompress and talk about our day because the dorm staff are so receptive and caring.
Robbins has been my home away from home. I can confidently say that the community and group of women in the house supported me in ways I didn’t think I’d receive by joining a boarding school. My peers and dorm parents have given me so much advice and support and it’s been a pleasure to live there. Now that I’m a dorm monitor, my goal is to give back what they’ve given to me—not in a transactional way, but to show appreciation. I want to show new students next year that Robbins can and will be their home away from home, too.
Where We Come From
United Arab Emirates