How to Apply to the Lower School

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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.

View the Lower School viewbook.

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.

Request Information

To begin your conversation with Milton Academy for the 2022–2023 school year, complete and submit the Request Information form to add your name to our mailing list. Admission Packets are sent electronically to the email provided.

Schedule an Interview

As we plan this school year, the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is paramount. To support these efforts, the Admission Office will conduct all admission interviews via Zoom.

Please note that interview appointments are only available for families currently applying to one of our entry points for the 2022–2023 school year: Kindergarten, Grade 4, Grade 6, and Grade 7.

Use our interview calendar to schedule your virtual interview.

Schedule a Campus Tour

As we plan this school year, the health and safety of our school community and visitors is paramount. To support these efforts, the Admission Office will limit the number of tours at each time. In addition, all visitors to campus must wear a face mask, regardless of vaccination status.

Please note that tour appointments are only available for families currently applying to one of our entry points for the 2022–2023 school year: Kindergarten, Grade 4, Grade 6, and Grade 7.

Use our tour calendar to schedule your on-campus tour.

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 Zoom Assessment (Kindergarten applicants only)
With the health and safety of our unvaccinated applicants in mind, we will be conducting our individual kindergarten assessments via Zoom. Once your child’s application is submitted, please contact our office to schedule an individual Zoom assessment appointment.

Zoom Group Visits (Grade 4 only)
All applicants for Grade 4 will be scheduled for a virtual group visit via Zoom. This visit is assigned upon receipt of the online application. The Zoom 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.

Kindergarten Group Visit
Given the uncertainty of the current pandemic, at this time we do not know if we will be able to hold kindergarten group visits on campus or outside. Our office will provide more details closer to January, as we receive updated health and safety information.

Application Checklist & Timeline

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

Zoom Parent Interview (Kindergarten and Grade 4 only)
Completed by January 15.

Transcripts
Current and previous year, submitted by January 15.

Teacher Recommendation
Submitted electronically by January 15.

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

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

Kindergarten Group Visit
Given the uncertainty of the current pandemic, we do not know if we will be able to hold group visits on campus or outside. Our office will provide more details closer to January, as we receive updated health and safety information.

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.

Contact Us

Lower and Middle School Admission Office
Phone: 617-898-2509
lmsadmission@milton.edu

Lower school:  miltonacademy_ls

Middle school: miltonacademy_ms