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Department of Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Update

Earlier this spring, Milton’s Middle School director of equity and inclusion, Angelina Howard, let us know that she would be leaving Milton at the end of the school year. Angelina’s news created a moment for Milton’s Leadership Team to evaluate how alternative...

Chief Advancement Officer Update

I am writing to share news that Lisa Winick has made a decision to step away from her role as Chief Advancement Officer now that Milton’s Dare capital campaign and our master plan construction efforts are concluded. Soon, we will begin working on our next strategic...

Upper School Spring Speaker Series

In April, Milton welcomed three speakers to campus—Farah Pandith ‘86, an expert on online hate and extremism; Rabbi David Wolpe, who among other accolades is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Divinity School; and, Kate Phillips-Barrasso, vice president of global policy...

Rachel Stone Named New Upper School Principal

Head of School Alixe Callen announced Wednesday that, following a highly competitive national search, Milton Academy has chosen Rachel Stone as the next Upper School principal. She will join the Milton community in July 2024.

“I am so pleased to welcome Rachel to the Milton community. She is an extremely talented, experienced educator with 30 years of experience working in independent schools in both faculty and leadership roles,” Dr. Callen wrote. “She is currently the head of school at Canterbury School, a coeducational boarding and day school in New Milford, Connecticut—a role she has held for the past eight years. While at Canterbury, she drove the advancement of their academic program, growing the breadth and depth of the school’s curriculum across multiple disciplines. She also oversaw the planning and launch of a new comprehensive strategic plan, expanding the school’s physical plant and campus in support of student education and growth.”

Update from the Health Center regarding COVID-19

On March 1, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced its updated recommendations for respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. 

Specifically, the CDC is no longer recommending COVID-specific isolation guidelines. Moving forward, the CDC is including COVID-19 in its recommendations related to risks from several common respiratory viral illnesses, resulting in a single approach to these ailments. Similarly, on March 25, 2024, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health updated its recommendations to align with the CDC.  

Pedestrian Safety Initiatives

Milton Academy is deeply committed to ensuring the safety of pedestrians who traverse Centre Street, Randolph Avenue, and other streets adjacent to our campus. Our longstanding conversations about improving safety mean that improvements are constantly ongoing. As we...

Pedestrian Safety Initiatives

Milton Academy is deeply committed to ensuring the safety of pedestrians who traverse Centre Street, Randolph Avenue, and other streets adjacent to our campus. Our longstanding conversations about improving safety mean that improvements are constantly ongoing. As we...
Humanities Workshop Panel Details Key Roles of Empathy, Community Connections in Public Health

Humanities Workshop Panel Details Key Roles of Empathy, Community Connections in Public Health

Welcoming experts in public health, two Milton Academy faculty members recently convened a forum to examine challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of supporting mental health—particularly among young people in our communities. 

The Feb. 6 panel discussion, hosted by Boston College High School, was the latest event in the Humanities Workshop series. A collaborative initiative connecting public, private, and charter schools, each biennial program explores a single social justice issue through the lens of the humanities—the academic disciplines including arts, literature, languages, history, society, and culture. Created in 2018 by Milton faculty members Lisa Baker and Alisa Braithwaite, the initiative currently involves hundreds of students and faculty across eight area high schools. 

The goal of the Humanities Workshop is to show students how key themes prominent in humanities studies—in particular, the importance of empathy and compassion—can be instrumental in working to solve the world’s complex problems. 

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