How to Apply to the Lower School
Milton Academy welcomes applications for Kindergarten through Grade 5. Our planned entry points for the Lower School are Kindergarten and Grade 4, but spaces in other grades occasionally become available. Please note: For the 2020–2021 school year, we will have two openings in Grade 3. To begin your conversation with Milton Academy, complete and submit the Request Information form to add your name to our mailing list. Admission Packets are sent electronically to the email provided.
To begin, families will be directed to create an online account to manage all aspects of the application process:
- Access Milton’s application
- Initiate requests for recommendations
- Download PDFs
- Track the status of an application
- View decision letter on March 10
While we encourage families to begin the application process before the deadline, completed applications are due by January 15.
Grade K–5 Application Process
Please submit the online application as soon as possible, but no later than January 15.
Upon receipt, we will create a personal file for your child, and assign him or her to a group visit
(Kindergarten and Grade 4 only). In addition to the group visit, applicants for Kindergarten will also be
scheduled for an individual assessment.
A non-refundable application fee of $65 for domestic applicants and $125 USD for international
applicants must be submitted online, along with your application, using Visa, Mastercard or Discover.
Fee waivers are available if the fee represents a financial hardship for your family. Please contact the
Lower and Middle School Admission Office for details.
Tour and Interview
All families applying for one of our planned entry points must complete a tour and interview
appointment. If you have not already scheduled a campus tour and interview, please do so by contacting
the Lower and Middle School Admission Office at 617-898-2509 as soon as possible. All interviews and
tours must be completed by January 15.
Group Visits (Kindergarten, Grade 3 and Grade 4 only)
All applicants for Kindergarten and Grade 4 will be scheduled for a group visit. This visit is assigned
upon receipt of the online application. The group visit is an essential part of the admission process.
It provides an opportunity for the applicant to visit Milton and for us to observe the applicant in a
Download the Record Release Form from your online application portal, sign and distribute it to your
child’s school administrator to authorize the release of academic records from the current and past year.
Evaluations: Submitted online (preferred method)
Submit the evaluation request to your child’s current classroom teacher through the online application
system. Evaluation forms are available to download if necessary.
Kindergarten Assessment (Kindergarten applicants only)
All Kindergarten applicants will be scheduled for an assessment upon receipt of the application.
Milton Academy maintains a financial aid budget of $11.4 million. All aid is need-based, and
Milton strives to meet 100 percent of the demonstrated need of each accepted student. Awards are
reviewed annually, and returning students must reapply for aid each year. To be eligible for financial
assistance, parents must submit the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) to School and Student Services for
Financial Aid (SSS), www.solutionsbysss.com. The PFS must be submitted by January 31 for new families
and by January 15 for current Milton families. In addition, the 2018 Federal Tax Forms should be sent to
SSS by the respective deadlines above. The school code for Milton Academy is 5098.
For more information or questions about admission to Milton, please contact the Lower and Middle School Admission Office at 617-898-2509.
Lower and Middle School Admission Office