How to Apply to the Middle School

Milton Academy welcomes applications for Grade 6 and 7. We do not accept applications for Grade 8.

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 for the 2023–2024 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 Appointment
An interview is required for all admission candidates to grades 6 and 7, and must be completed by January 15. Candidates, and their parents or guardians, are invited to campus for a tour with a current middle 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 on Zoom. These interviews can be scheduled by calling our office at 617-898-2509.

*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

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
Register for a Standardized Test

Applicants for Grades 6 and 7 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. Students applying for Grade 6 should take the Lower Level ISEE or the Middle Level SSAT. Students applying to Grade 7 should take the Middle Level for both the SSAT or ISEE exam. 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 if offered, which can be scheduled through the SSAT website or the ISEE website. 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

Student/Parent Tour and Interview (Grades 6 and 7 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 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 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.