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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose to attend a boarding school?
Research from The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) suggests that contemporary boarding schools serve a diverse body of motivated and well-rounded students who study and live in supportive, inclusive academic communities where they learn about independence and responsibility in the classroom and beyond. To learn more about life at Milton, we encourage you to visit our campus.
How can I receive a catalogue from Milton Academy?

To be added to our mailing list, and to receive a catalogue from Milton Academy, complete our online Request Information form. You may also call or email our office with any questions you have at or 617-898-2227.

What is the tuition for Milton Academy's Upper School?

Day Student tuition: $65,980 (includes tuition and lunch)
Boarding Student tuition: $75,980 (includes tuition, room, board)

Are there expenses in addition to tuition for Milton Academy?

The school charges a single tuition that includes most student experiences.

At what grade levels does Milton Academy admit students for boarding?
Grade 9 (Class IV), Grade 10 (Class III), and Grade 11 (Class II)
May a student be admitted for his or her grade 12 (senior/Class I) year only?
No. The last point of admission is for Grade 11 (Class II).
What is a typical school day like at Milton?

A Typical Milton School Day

Period 1……………8:05 a.m.
Common Block…..9:25–10:05 a.m.
Period 3……………10:25 a.m.
Period 4……………11:35 a.m.
Period 5……………12:05 p.m.
Period 6……………1:15 p.m.
Period 7……………2:20 p.m.

Academic day ends at 3:20 p.m.

Sports, arts, and performance activities begin at 3:45 p.m.

For Boarders:
Dinner……………..6:00 p.m.
Study Hall………..7:30–9:30 p.m.*
Check-in……………10:00 p.m.
Lights Out………..11:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, classes end by1:05 p.m. for extended sports and afternoon activities.

* for Classes IV and III

How can I apply?
Milton’s application is online. Click here to learn more.
Does Milton accept a common application?
Yes. Milton accepts the Gateway to Prep Schools application and the SSAT application.
How do I submit a school transcript with an online application?
All applications must include an official school transcript/grades. We cannot accept personal copies of grades or reports. We require the current year’s fall term or semester grades, as well as final grades for the past two years*.

Your grades/transcript should be submitted online with the Transcript Form by the appropriate school administrator (preferred method). If necessary, your school can submit the records directly to Milton via email, mail or fax.

* If your previous grades are not available from your current school, please contact your previous school to request them.


Office of Admission
Milton Academy
170 Centre Street
Milton, MA 02186


May I submit a combination of online and paper recommendations?
The preferred method of submitting recommendations is online. If a recommender needs to submit the recommendation in paper form, he or she may do so. All forms are available for you to download and distribute as necessary.
What kinds of standardized tests do I need to take?

All candidates for admission are welcome, but not required, to submit the results of standardized testing. Students who are unable to submit test scores will not be disadvantaged in the application process. Testing should be completed during the current academic year and before the January 15 deadline.

  • Academic Testing – all applicants:
    • Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) – School code:  5098  or
    • Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) – School code: 221430
    • SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, SAT-1 or ACT – may be submitted for applicants to grade 11
  • For non-native English speakers, and/or students who have not been at a school where English is the primary language of instruction for at least two years, we strongly suggest submitting results from one of the following:
    • TOEFL (school code: 8125)
    • IELTS
    • Duolingo