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Milton, Massachusetts, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
170 Centre Street, Milton, Massachusetts, USA
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Summary: For more than 200 years, Milton has developed confident, independent thinkers in an intimate, friendly setting where students and faculty members understand that the life of the mind is the pulse of the School. A gifted and dedicated faculty motivates a diverse student body, providing students with the structure to learn and the support to take risks. The faculty’s teaching expertise and passion for scholarship generates extraordinary growth in students who learn to expect the most of themselves. The Milton community connects purposefully with world issues. Students graduate with a clear sense of themselves, their world, and how to contribute.
Being smart and interested at Milton is easy, fun and normal. Classrooms have about 14 students, and learning is discussion based, not lecture based. Faculty give your work thorough commentary and respectful responses. They look for analysis, critical thinking, and skill in expressing ideas. You are likely to find new areas of study that fascinate and inspire you. APs are not the only advanced course work. A wealth of courses allows you to take your study as far as you wish. Faculty know you well, want you to succeed, help you outside of class, and challenge you to meet higher expectations.
Department Director: Jackie Bonenfant
Average Class Size: 14
Full Time Teachers: 136
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 80.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 5/1
Number of AP Courses Offered: 11
Summary: Students live with seasoned faculty “parents” in eight, single-sex residential houses of varying sizes (no larger than 48 students). Milton houses include all four classes: living with older and younger “siblings” ensures role models, support, a sense of affection and belonging. Students enjoy “sit down” dinners with faculty and their families three times each week. House heads set a stable, nurturing tone, and students’ faculty advisors live in or are affiliated with the house. Students say they gain “responsibility, independence, confidence, and extraordinary friendships with people their own age as well as adults.”
Department Director: Bridget Johnson
Number of Dorms: 8
Average Students Per Dorm: 40
No. of Girls Dorms: 4
No. of Boys Dorms: 4
Dress Code: Casual
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Summary: At Milton, you do not have to choose whether you want to be an intellectual, a musician, an athlete, a performer or an artist. You can be all of these; one of the best things about Milton is that there is no limit to the way you define your identity.
Top-notch athletics are a Milton tradition. Milton is a member of the Independent School League (ISL). Interscholastic teams (15 each for boys and girls at numerous levels)compete against Andover, Groton, St. Paul’s, and Noble & Greenough, among others. The Athletic and Convocation Center, with basketball courts, an indoor track, a fitness center and an ice rink, adds to outdoor fields and courts. Intramural offerings extend opportunities for play and skill-development.
Art thrives at Milton: extraordinary facilities; talented students; faculty who are also artists and performers; a campus culture that promotes the arts. All students fulfill a one-year arts requirement. Favorite weekend activities are viewing friends’ exhibited work and watching friends perform—in the jazz combo, in one of 10 annual theatrical productions, in dance, in one of eight singing groups, at speech team galas.
Arts Department Director: Ian Torney
Athletics Department Director: Lamar Reddicks
Summary: Milton’s faculty, curriculum, small class sizes and interactive teaching structure, provides rigorous preparation for college. Milton students graduate with the confidence in themselves and the competence to succeed at the most selective colleges and universities in the country.
Department Director: Rod Skinner
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
T.S. Eliot (Class of 1906) Poet, dramatist and literary critic
Buckminster Fuller (Class of 1913) American architect, author, designer, futurist, inventor and visionary
Robert F. Kennedy (Class of 1944) Former United States Attorney General, former US Senator from New York and one of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy's younger brothers
Ted Kennedy (Class of 1950) Former Massachusetts State Senator and one of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy's younger brothers
Deval Patrick (Class of 1974) Current Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the first African American to hold that office
James Taylor (Class of 1966) American singer and songwriter
Charles Codman Cabot (Class of 1948) Former Justice of the Superior Court of Massachusetts and former Chief of the Secretariat of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey during World War II
David Lindsay-Abaire (Class of 1988) Pulitzer Prize winning American playwright
Hanford MacNider (Class of 1908) Former United States diplomat and United States Army General, serving in both World War I and World War II
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