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Orientation

Overview of Schedule

  • Wednesday, 8/31–Thursday, 9/1 International Student and Family Welcome Program
  • Friday, 9/2 Transitions Program Student & Family Welcome
  • Friday, 9/2-Sun., 9/4 Transitions Program (students only)
  • Tuesday, 9/6 New Student & Family Welcome Program
  • Wednesday, 9/7 New Student Orientation Program (students only)
  • Thursday, 9/8–Friday, 9/9 All Student Programming (students only)

About the Programs

International Student and Family Welcome Program
August 31–September 1

The International Student and Family Welcome Program is a non-residential program designed for students and families who have spent years living, studying, and working in a non-U.S. country or region. Milton truly appreciates the multilingual and multicultural competence our international students and families contribute to the community. Meanwhile, Milton also recognizes the distinctive support our international students need to thrive in an American independent school thousand miles away from their homes and families.

Transitions Program
September 2–4

The Transitions Program provides students of color and international students an opportunity to meet each other prior to the orientation program designed for all new students. Transitions allows students to get to know the school, make new friends, and learn how to make Milton a home away from home – all before classes begin. Transitions goals are to:

  • Help new students begin to understand the role of culture and identity at Milton;
  • Introduce new students to upper class student mentors;
  • Provide a social foundation in a small setting with students from similar backgrounds;
  • Begin forming relationships with faculty and staff

New Student Orientation
September 6–7

New Student Orientation, required for all students new to the Upper School, offers immersive programming centered in fostering community, building a common language around equity and justice, sharing across cultures, exploring identities, feeling grounded at Milton, and developing confidence in conversations around equity, inclusion, and justice in a diverse community.

***New Students: Please make sure to complete the New Student Orientation Asynchronous Course prior to New Student Orientation on Sept 6.***

Returning students will join new students for class programming Sept 8-9, and the first day of classes is Sept 11.

Resources/Links

Transitions Program and New Student Orientation frequently asked questions
Schedule of events 
Day student packing list (Transitions Program only)
Boarding student packing list
Checklist of forms
Hotels/transportation (coming soon)
Host family application
Translation/interpretation information (coming soon)

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