How to Apply to the Middle School

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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.

View the Middle 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

Recommendations: Submitted online (preferred method)

  1. School Administrator (Principal or Guidance Counselor) Recommendation
    • Submit evaluation request to your child’s principal, head of school or guidance/placement counselor
  2. Submit recommendation requests to your child’s classroom teacher(s):
    • Current English Teacher Recommendation
    • Current Mathematics Teacher Recommendation
  3. Submit 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.

Application Checklist & Timeline

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

Zoom Interview (Grades 6 and 7 only)
Completed by January 15

Transcripts
Current and previous year, submitted by January 15.

Teacher and Administrator Recommendations
Submitted electronically by January 15

  • School Administrator Recommendation
  • Current Math Teacher Recommendation
  • Current English Teacher Recommendation
  • Optional Recommendations (arts, athletics, and supplemental)

Standardized Testing
Scores sent to directly to Milton Academy by January 15

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

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