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.

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.

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Request Information

To begin your conversation with Milton Academy, complete and submit the Request Information form to be added to our database. Admission information is sent electronically to the email provided.

Schedule an Appointment
A parent/guardian interview is required for all admission candidates applying to one of our planned entry points (Kindergarten and Grade 4) and must be completed by January 15. Parents/guardians are invited to campus for a tour with a current lower school parent, followed by an interview with an admission counselor. Please allow 90 minutes for this appointment. Appointments fill up quickly, so we encourage you to schedule your visit as soon as possible.*

Schedule your campus tour and interview:

To best meet the needs of our families, we are also offering limited virtual interviews via Zoom. Call the Lower and Middle School Admission Office, at 617-898-2509, to schedule a virtual interview.

*Applications do not need to be submitted before scheduling your interview. Families with more than one applicant should only sign up for one appointment slot.

Explore Milton any time by taking a virtual tour of our campus.

We look forward to getting to know your family!

Apply Online

Create an Account
To begin, please create an online account to manage all aspects of the application process here. In this online account, families can:

  • 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.

Application Fee
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.

Transcript
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. Please have the administrator email all transcripts to lmsadmission@milton.edu

Teacher Recommendation: Submitted online (preferred method)
Submit the recommendation request to your child’s current classroom teacher through the online application system. Recommendation forms are available to download if necessary. Additionally, there is an optional, supplemental recommendation form that can be filled out by a former teacher, coach, tutor, instructor, etc.

Kindergarten Individual Assessment (Kindergarten applicants only)
Once your child’s application is submitted, we will contact you to schedule an individual assessment appointment.

Group Visits (Kindergarten 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 prospective students to learn more about Milton, and for our admission officers to get to know each applicant.

Please note that this visit can be waived for applicants who are applying from out of state or internationally.

Application Checklist & Timeline

Parent Tour and Interview (Kindergarten and Grade 4 only)
Completed by January 15. Please note that you do not need to submit an application prior to scheduling this appointment.

Online Application
As soon as possible, but no later than January 15.

Transcripts
Current and previous year, submitted by January 15.

Teacher Recommendation
Submitted electronically by January 15.

Kindergarten Individual Assessment
This assessment is scheduled upon receipt of the online application.

Group Visit (Kindergarten and Grade 4 only)
This visit is assigned upon receipt of the online application.

Financial Aid Deadlines
January 15 for current Milton Academy families
January 31 for new families

Admission decisions posted in our online portal
March 10

Deposit and Contract Deadline
April 10

For more information or questions about admission to Milton, please contact the Lower and Middle School Admission Office at 617-898-2509.