We champion curiosity and honor scholarship. Inspired by teachers and classmates, Milton students maximize their strengths, try new things, discover fresh areas of interest—all with the support to succeed.
My favorite class is American Literature. It’s an engaged group of students, with a variety of voices, who take their work seriously but also want to have fun when learning. I love how Ms. Pulit teaches with a variety of materials when discussing literature. She brings in current news editorials as we discuss a book from the 1800s. We also look at films and listen to podcasts, all different kinds of media, to help us understand older texts.Livesey Abar, Class II
Milton is a safe and generous place for young people to exchange ideas. The abilities to listen, communicate, share and collaborate with others are essential life skills, honored and practiced at Milton every day.
One of the best parts about going to Milton is the diverse student body. It’s something I looked for when applying to schools and it’s really prevalent here. It just brings so many more perspectives to the table. I’ve made so many friends from all over the world.Alexa Pil, Class III
To us, growing and learning among individuals who share widely divergent life stories, and appreciating their backgrounds and cultures, is an invaluable aspect of a true education. We believe that each of us brings a unique and important dimension to our shared experience, and that drives the relationships at Milton.
Seeking to meet the highest standards—in performance, athletic competition, artistic expression, leadership, intellectual exploration, and understanding our world—is part of Milton’s culture, and a lifelong legacy for our students.
Milton students take on experiences and develop relationships that ultimately affirm their aptitudes and underscore their values, preparing them for the most competitive colleges in the country, and for the broadest array of academic and professional pursuits.
My favorite class is Creative Writing. I’ve always been a writer, but I was never a fan of poetry. I found it boring. At Milton, we explored different poets and poetry writing styles. I fell in love with it. Now, I write poetry all the time. I entered a poetry contest and won an honorable mention. It’s so awesome that Milton cultivated my love for it.Kendelle Grubbs, Class II
Understanding that every encounter affects a young person’s development, faculty surround students with opportunities for intellectual and personal growth, not only during class and during their extensive extracurricular lives, but also within their social lives.
Milton students are problem solvers; they think outside the box, and they apply what they learn in other disciplines to develop distinctive and sometimes surprising approaches to figuring out the task at hand. They ask good questions, and they puzzle together to discover answers.
Since 1798, Milton has developed strong, indepen-dent, confident thinkers. Students graduate with a clear sense of who they are, what their world is about, and how to contribute. “Dare to be true” is not only a value that resonates through our halls: it’s the cornerstone of our School’s culture and a lifelong commitment for Milton grads.
“Dare to be true” means to be yourself unapologetically—to feel comfortable learning what that means, and sharing it. That’s something I always keep with me—wanting to be exactly who I am while also figuring out who that is, and knowing that Milton will support me.Soleil Devonish '18
Students of Color
The dynamic between the grades at Milton is pretty incredible. Some of my best friends are seniors, and some are in grades below me, too. I love that about Milton. There’s definitely great camaraderie within your grade, but also lots of opportunities to get to know students who aren’t your exact age.Rachel Handler '18
States Represented at Milton
What I like best about the student-teacher relationship here is that it’s grounded in respect. It’s not a one-way street, where students simply respect the teacher. I respect them and their ideas. Milton students are so smart, so I set the bar high. They’ll meet my expectations, and then they’ll exceed them, which causes me to raise my game. This is good, because it keeps me on my toes!