Milton Academy

About Us

Now in its third century, Milton Academy develops confident, creative, and independent thinkers. In an intimate and friendly setting, dedicated faculty give students the structure to learn and the support to take risks. Faculty at Milton know students well and want them to succeed. Inspired by their teachers and classmates, Milton students probe new areas of interest and maximize their strengths—in the classroom, on playing fields, on stage, and in many clubs and activities.

Located just eight miles south of Boston, Massachusetts, Milton’s 125-acre campus combines traditional brick and ivy buildings, and lots of green space, with cutting edge facilities—in science and performing arts. Milton is an independent college preparatory K–12 school, boarding and day in grades 9–12. Embracing diversity in all forms, Milton offers over 200 courses of study—from Religions of Asia to Film and Video Production, from Themes in Contemporary World Literature to Nuclear Physics. Forty-three percent of students are students of color, and twelve percent are international students. Classes are intimate: up to 14 students gather around the Harkness Table for discussion. From 28 states and 22 countries, 695 students attend Milton’s Upper School, 50% living on campus, in eight, single-sex residential houses. Students live in the same house all four years, enjoying older and younger “siblings” and sit-down dinners three times a week. This family-style setting allows students to develop deep friendships with their housemates and strong relationships with adults, as well. Each house has its own style, as well as its own fun traditions.

At Milton, it’s cool to be smart, and students take that passion for learning outside the classroom, as well. Supported by their teachers and classmates, students seek to meet the highest standards—in performance, athletic competition, artistic expression, leadership activity, intellectual exploration, and in understanding our world. Trying new things is part of our School’s culture: Milton offers nearly 40 interscholastic athletic teams and intramural sports; stages ten theatrical productions each year; has a dozen musical ensembles and over 50 students clubs, publications and cultural groups. Milton students pursue a wide range of talents and interests.

Living and learning so close to Boston means that the city’s educational and cultural assets have become part of the Milton experience. Not only do we connect with many universities and artistic institutions, but also with the writers, historians, scientists, artists and musicians who live in this dynamic city. Our urban backyard allows us to educate ourselves about political and social questions in a realistic context, and it offers lots of opportunity for fun, as well. We also enjoy, just a few miles from campus, the Atlantic shoreline and wooded trails of the Blue Hills Reservation, both well-loved and well-used.

Milton students graduate with a clear sense of themselves, their world, and how to contribute. Extraordinarily well prepared, Milton alumni put their well-developed skills to work in the most competitive colleges in the country. Learn more at

3 Key Program Features:

  1. We are half boarding and half day – 50/50
  2. We are located just 8 miles from the city of Boston
  3. We have 43% students of color
  • Total Enrollment : 700
  • Type : Co-Ed
  • Boarding Grades : 9-12
  • Total Students : 700
  • Boarding Students : 350
  • Day Students : 350
  • ESL Offered : No
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  • Avg. Class Size : 14
  • Standard Application : Yes
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