Accessibility and Affordability
Continuing to enroll diverse, multi-dimensional students and helping them develop their passion for learning at Milton is essential to Milton’s character and identity.
Growing and learning among individuals who share widely divergent life stories, and appreciating their respective cultures, is an invaluable aspect of a Milton education. The idea that each individual brings a unique and important dimension to our shared experience drives the relationships in our community. The vibrant diversity among Milton students affects the quality and quantity of opportunities for intellectual and personal growth during class, during students’ extracurricular lives, and within their social lives.
More families each year are applying for financial aid at Milton. The number of families who need financial aid has increased steadily as a portion of total applicants to Milton; all economic factors point to this trend continuing. We compete for applicants with peer schools that can depend upon deep endowments to support the financial aid they offer families. Financial aid is a crucial strategic tool for sustaining the exceptional quality of the educational experience. The gap between Milton’s endowment and our competitors’ means that Milton is considerably more dependent on operating budget funds to support financial aid.
We will sustain Milton’s identity, continuing to attract and enroll students who will thrive at Milton and enrich the School community; and maintain competitive financial aid grants as well as other financial support for the Milton experience.
- Increase aid funds and align them with needs expressed in the applicant pool. (Upper School, boarding and day; Middle School; and K–5)
- Increase aid to support transition points for families with K–12 students and multiple Milton students. Balance tuition increases with financial aid resources, as students move through their Milton years.
- Provide support for the non-tuition costs of the Milton experience. Provide flexible funds to cover the costs of curricular and extracurricular enrichment activities.