How to Apply to the Middle School


Please note that we are fully enrolled for the 2021–2022 school year and are no longer accepting new applications. Our admission process for the 2022–2023 school year will begin in mid-September and go through January 15, 2022. Milton Academy welcomes applications for Grade 6 through Grade 8. Our planned entry points for the Middle School are Grade 6 and Grade 7, but limited spaces in Grade 8 occasionally become available. 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.

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 letters on March 10

While we encourage families to begin the application process before the deadline, completed applications are due by January 15.

Grade 6–8 Application Process

The below reflects our process from the 2020–2021 application season, during which time we could not have visitors on campus. Specifics for the 2021–2022 application season will be updated later in the year once we have more information.

Download application timeline and checklist

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.

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.

Zoom Interview
All families applying for one of our planned entry points (Grades 6 and 7) must complete an interview via Zoom with an admission officer. If you have not already scheduled a Zoom interview, please do so by contacting the Lower and Middle School Admission Office at 617-898-2509 as soon as possible. All Zoom interviews must be completed by January 15.

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 final or mid-semester grades for the current fall term and a transcript with grades for the past year. Please have the administrator email all transcripts to [email protected]

Evaluations: Submitted online (preferred method)
Submit evaluation request to your child’s principal, head of school or guidance/placement counselor:
School Administrator (Principal or Guidance Counselor) Evaluation

Submit evaluation requests to your child’s classroom teacher(s):
English Student Evaluation
Mathematics Student Evaluation

Submit evaluation requests for the following optional recommendations:
Special Interest Recommendation – Arts
Special Interest Recommendation – Athletics
Supplemental Recommendation

Standardized Testing
Applicants for Grades 6, 7 and 8 are required to submit results of the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT), or the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Applicants should register for and take one of these tests by January 15, and scores should be sent directly to Milton Academy. The SSAT school code for Milton Academy is 5098 and the ISEE school code for Milton Academy is 221430. Please note that given the COVID-19 pandemic, we will accept at-home and/or remote testing, which can be scheduled through the SSAT website or the ISEE website. Should you have difficulty scheduling a standardized testing date, please be in touch with our office. For applicants for whom English is not their first language, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL Jr.) is required. The TOEFL Jr. school code for Milton Academy is 8125. The TOEFL Jr. does not take the place of the SSAT or ISEE.

Financial Aid
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), The PFS must be submitted by January 31 for new families and by January 15 for current Milton families. In addition, the 2019 Federal Tax Forms should be sent to SSS by the respective deadlines above.

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