How to Apply
Milton Academy welcomes boarding applications for admission to Grades 9, 10 and 11. Students in the Greater Boston area may apply for day student status in Grades 9 and 10. Once admitted as a boarding or day student, a student may not change status except in special circumstances.
During the first phase of the selection process, admission officers read each application in a “need blind” review that does not consider a candidate’s ability to pay as a factor in their evaluations. However, the final phase of the selection process is “need aware,” as the admission committee weighs its decisions against available financial aid funds. Milton Academy strives to meet 100 percent of the demonstrated need of each candidate offered admission. Please see the Financial Aid portion of our website for more information.
Schedule an Interview
As we plan this school year in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is paramount. To learn more of Milton’s response to COVID-19, please visit our information page.
To support these efforts, the Admission Office will conduct all admission interviews via Zoom.
About the Interview
The interview is an essential part of the application process. All candidates for admission, and their parents or guardians, participate in a two-part interview with a member of the admission team. The interview is a lively and relaxed conversation between families and the admission officer.
An interview is required for all admission candidates and must be completed by January 15 to ensure a March 10 decision.
To view available appointments and schedule your interview, please view our calendar.
You might also want the chance to connect with a department chair, coach or faculty member who directs a special program that interests you. If you are interested in such a connection, please email the Office of Admission.
Register for Standardized Test
Given the widespread disruption caused by COVID-19 and in an effort to create an equitable and fair process for all applicants, Milton will temporarily suspend our requirement for all students to submit standardized test scores.
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)
Candidates for admission to the Upper School at Milton should apply online using the Gateway to Prep Schools* application or the SSAT Standard Application. (Note: For admission to Lower School or Middle School, please go to the Lower and Middle School Admission webpage.) The completed application is due by January 15 to ensure a March 10 decision and is comprised of three parts:
- Candidate Profile – begins the application and should be submitted well in advance of the January 15 deadline.
- Application Fee – a non-refundable application fee of $65 for domestic applicants or $125 USD for international applicants must be submitted online. Fee waivers are available if the fee represents a financial hardship. Please contact the Office of Admission for details.
- Short Answers and Essays – submitted online
- Parent Statement – submitted online
- Graded Writing Sample – submitted online
- Recommendations – submitted online by current teachers/administrator
- School Administrator Recommendation – required
- English Teacher Recommendation – required
- Math Teacher Recommendation – required
- Personal Recommendation – optional
- Special Interest Recommendation – optional
- Transcript Form – required; submitted with:
- Current Fall term or semester grades
- Final grades for the past two years*
*If not available from current school, contact your previous school to request.
- An Application Checklist account will be created for you upon receipt of your application.
- The Office of Admission will send you an email with a link to create a password and complete the setup of your account.
- Once setup is complete, you can track the status of your application here:
Note: Please allow 3–5 business days for processing application documents.
September – January
October – January
Register for and take standardized test
January 15, 2021
January 31, 2021
Financial Aid deadline
March 10, 2021
April 10, 2021
Candidate reply deadline