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Leadership and Character Education

Developing awareness of themselves, their communities, and the world around them is essential for young people. They also need support pursuing healthy habits, as individuals and in relationship with others.

Building on the strength of our existing efforts in this area, and considering emerging needs of our students, Milton will develop new approaches to student leadership development.

Leaders educated at Milton will be able to articulate vision and direction, build teams, facilitate cooperation and collaboration, and incorporate the perspectives of others.

These skills are essential for an active education at Milton, and for life.  Students should learn to use these leadership skills in formal and informal roles. Milton will:

  • articulate a Milton ideal of “citizen leader”—a student with perspective, character, empathy, confidence to collaborate and to lead when the situation calls;
  • create opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and practice different modes of leadership in ways developmentally appropriate K–12, both inside and outside of the classroom;
  • renew Milton’s Affective Education programs to add particular skills— collaboration, community building, cultural awareness and appreciation—and continue our focus on health, well-being and life skills;
  • create programs to connect students across grades K–12 in meaningful ways.