Boston Makes a Difference
Just eight miles from campus, Boston is an extension of our classrooms, a hub for cultural exploration, and a source of weekend fun.
Boston’s resources profoundly affect how we can think about educating young people. The countless options within minutes of our traditional, scenic campus mean that Boston’s educational and cultural assets are an integral part of the Milton experience. Not only do we connect with the world-class universities and artistic institutions, but also with the distinguished writers, historians, scientists, musicians, scholars, artists and changemakers in this dynamic city.
To Expand Our Minds
- Through programs at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University
- As delegates at Harvard’s Model Congress and Tufts’ Model UN
- Exploring the Black Heritage Trail of Beacon Hill
- Visiting labs at MIT and Boston University
- Exploring exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Harvard Art Museums, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
- Enlisting the resources of the iconic Boston Public Library in Copley Square
- Extending the Geology and Marine Science classrooms to the Charles River Basin and the Blue Hills Reservation
- Practicing at the New England Conservatory and with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras
- Joining lectures and programs at Tufts, Boston University, Boston College, Harvard, MIT and Northeastern
To Just Have Fun
- Cheering on the Red Sox at Fenway Park, or the Bruins and Celtics at Boston’s TD Garden
- Browsing the shops and eateries on Newbury Street and Downtown Crossing
- Hearing a reading at one of the bookstores in Harvard Square, or an open mic session at one of the many venues in Cambridge
- Taking in a show that makes you think, laugh or cry in the Theater District
- Having dinner with friends at a favorite downtown restaurant, like Fire and Ice
- Enjoying dim sum in Chinatown
- Dining in the North End
- Ice skating in the winter, or watching a free concert in the summer, at Boston Common
- Walking the cobblestones and catching some street performances at historic Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall
- Dancing the night away during the annual Class II Boat Dance, on a Boston Harbor cruise
I’m thankful for how close we are to Boston and how easy it is to walk around the city. I definitely take advantage of it often. Before the pandemic, I would go to Boston every other week with my friends to go to Harvard Square, to Davis Square, and to thrift. I love thrifting with my friends! And I love exploring different restaurants. Some of my friends love going to the Boston Public Library. It made me realize that I need to be close to a city, which I’m now taking into consideration as I apply to college.
Using Boston Safely
Teaching students to use the city—providing both structure and opportunities that are safe and age-appropriate—is a responsibility we take seriously. Faculty, deans and house parents plan adult-supported activities throughout the year that set clear expectations and help students become familiar with navigating Boston. With those guidelines in place, we encourage students to explore Boston’s exciting resources according to carefully outlined plans and permissions granted by parents earlier in the year. Thoughtfully considered, these parameters evolve as students get older.