What’s Happening at Milton?
Each May, seniors go “on project,” taking a deep dive into a topic they’re passionate about, such as learning Muay Thai, shadowing physicians, interning in labs, volunteering at local nonprofits, and developing new skills and crafts. Thank you to all of our alumni who worked with members of the Class of 2023 on their projects. Pictured is Can Yildrim ’23 giving his presentation on “Leadership at Milton 1985–2023.” Can interviewed 36 former head monitors at Milton and wrote a 22-page paper reflecting on leadership at Milton throughout the last 38 years.
Welcome Home, Dr. Alixe Callen ’88
On July 1, we welcomed Dr. Alixe Callen ’88 home to Centre St. as Milton Academy’s 13th head of school. A Milton alumna committed to the pursuit of excellence and innovation, Dr. Callen brings to our community a lifelong love of teaching, a wealth of experience in independent and public school leadership, and a deep appreciation and support for Milton Academy. She is the first Milton graduate to lead the school in generations and our first-ever female graduate head of school. Celebrations began early as Alixe was on campus for her 35th Reunion in June, and faculty and staff enjoyed a welcome lunch with Alixe last week. We look forward to continuing the celebrations throughout the fall and are thrilled to be starting this new chapter in our school’s history.
Cox Construction Update
The Milton campus may seem quiet during the summer but a lot has been happening behind closed doors. This fall, you will have an opportunity to see the transformations taking place in Wigglesworth Hall. Renovations are nearing completion, and Cox Library will soon move across Centre Street to begin the 2023–2024 academic year!
Sharing messages celebrating strength in supportive communities, this year’s Convocation speakers challenged Milton students to “Dare to be true” to one another and the world at large. Convocation marks the beginning of the academic year for the Upper School. Students heard remarks from Head of School Dr. Alixe Callen ’88, Director of Restorative Practices Suzanne DeBuhr, co-Head Monitors Katherine Risden ’24 and Chris Amodeo ’24, and Principal Dr. Monica Benton Palmer P ’28.
For 225 years, Milton Academy has fostered critical thinkers and changemakers, all under the guidance of world-class faculty and staff. Thanks to donors investing in Milton, we will continue to do so for years to come. We are excited to share with you some of the many stories that illustrate the tangible difference made by those who give back to Milton. Please visit www.milton.edu/impact today to learn more.
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This fall will feature several virtual and in-person events, including Milton-Nobles Day at Milton, receptions in New York and Boston, Milton Night Out: Boston Bowl, a live stream of the 93rd Gratwick Concert, and much more. Stay tuned and visit our Upcoming Events calendar at www.milton.edu/graduates/events-calendar for more details and information.
Join Milton on August 26 for a captivating journey through the breathtaking Heritage Museums and Gardens. Stay on site after your tour for a boxed picnic lunch, adding a touch of deliciousness to our day of enchantment. Discounted tickets are available to 1798 Circle members and Forbes Goodwin Society members. Register today!
2022–2023 was an exciting year for Milton. The incredible generosity of 3,074 alumni, parents, students, and friends provided more than $12.6 million in support for Milton Academy. Together, our community contributed an incredible $6.1 million to the Milton Fund to meet the school’s most pressing needs, strengthened Milton’s endowment, and ensured the future of Milton through planned gifts. Milton also hosted many in-person events, with gatherings on campus, across the country, and in Hong Kong, which were attended by more than 700 alumni, parents, and friends. Local events included bowling, dumpling making, and more. Virtual events included a DEIJ Speaker Series, Math at Milton programming, networking and professional development opportunities, and more.
Thank you to the 536 generous donors who made a Milton Fund gift and shared wonderful memories on our shout-out board during the Shout-Out to Todd Challenge this June. Because of your support, the Milton Fund earned $75,000 from our generous anonymous challenger! Take a moment to see Todd shout his kindness as only he can in this video.