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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 [email protected] or 617-898-2227.

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

Day Student tuition: $53,500 (includes tuition and lunch)
Boarding Student tuition: $63,500 (includes tuition, room, board)

Are there expenses in addition to tuition for Milton Academy?
Additional fees include health center fees, student activities fees, and bookstore charges.
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).
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.

[email protected]

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 to be considered for admission to Milton?
Applicants for Classes IV-II (Grades 9-11) should register for the Secondary School Admission test (SSAT). When you register for the SSAT, please remember to request that your scores be submitted to Milton Academy (SSAT School Code 5098). Please visit for further information. Applicants for Class II (Grade 11) may substitute the SSAT with either the PSAT, SAT-I reasoning test, or ACT.

TOEFL Exam: For international applicants or students for whom English is not the first language, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. The TOEFL school code for Milton Academy is 8125.