Milton Academy

Milton, Massachusetts, USA

“ Dare to be true ”

School Information

Check out
various information
about the school



  • Founded : 1798
  • Motto : Dare to be True
  • Grades : Kindergarten - 12 (Boarding 9-12)
  • Enrollment Gender : Co-ed
  • Tuition : Boarding $50,880
  • Mascot : Mustangs
  • School Color : Orange, Blue
  • Rival School : Noble and Greenough

Academic Information

Check out
various information
about academic



  • Academic Calendar : Trimesters
  • Average Class Size : 14
  • Faculty/Student Ratio : 1:5
  • Dress Code : No (Casual)
  • Average SAT Score : 2040
  • AP Courses : 23
  • ESL Offered : No

Notable Alumni

Listen to
stories of notable



  • T.S. Eliot
    Poet, dramatist and literary critic
  • Buckminster Fuller
    American architect, author, designer, futurist, inventor and visionary
  • Robert F. Kennedy
    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
    Former Massachusetts State Senator and one of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy's younger brothers
  • Deval Patrick
    Current Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the first African American to hold that office
  • James Taylor
    American singer and songwriter
  • Touré
    American novelist, music journalist, cultural critic and television personality
  • Charles Codman Cabot
    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
    Pulitzer Prize winning American playwright
  • Hanford MacNider
    Former United States diplomat and United States Army General, serving in both World War I and World War II


Check out
the history of
the school


milton HISTORY

  • Milton Academy was founded in 1798 with the approval of a land grant from the state of Massachusetts with the purpose of giving high quality education that common schools could not provide. While Milton opened as a coeducational college preparatory day school, the school split into two schools divided by gender (the Milton Academy Boy’s School and Girl’s School) until these schools combined to recreate the coeducational Milton Academy as it is known today.

Student Life

Student Publications / Magazine

  • Milton Magazine

Signature Programs

  • The Outdoor Program
    The Outdoor Program offers students the opportunity to explore the natural world through activities such as hiking, paddle boarding, skiing, kayaking, and rock climbing. The program offers both after-school activities and multi-day trips during school breaks.
  • Community Engagement Programs and Partnerships
    Community Engagement Programs and Partnerships (CEPP) seeks to encourage community volunteering efforts by staff and students. Students are connected with over 20 different partner organizations and are given the opportunity to engage with the community through events such as Special Olympics tournaments and Red Cross Blood Drives. Each year, the entire Milton community participates in an annual banquet for Oxfam. Milton also organizes spring break service trips.
  • Human Sexuality and Relationships (HS&R)
    Human Sexuality and Relationships is one of Milton Academy's most popular optional course, and covers issues of sexual health and relationships.


Interscholastic Sports
Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total number: 63
A/V (Audio/Visual) Club, Ache (celebrating diverse culture magazine), AIDS Board, Amnesty International Club, Animation Club, Arts Board, Asian Society, Athletic Association, Boarding Council, CARE (Campus Awareness for Recycling and the Environment), Caribbean Club, Cartoon Club, Celtic Club, Christian Fellowship Club, Common Ground, Community Service Club, Culinary Club, Day Council, Film Club, French Club, GAIA (environmental journal), Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Gender Equity Club, Habitat for Humanity, Helix (science magazine), Hip Hop Club, Improv Club, Individual Student Support (advance peer counseling), Jazz Club, Jewish Student Union, La Voz (Spanish newspaper), Latino Society, Lorax (environmental organization), Magus-Mabus (literary magazine), Mille-Tonnes (French newspaper), Milton Academy Yearbook, Milton Measure (biweekly newspaper), Milton Paper (weekly newspaper), ONYX (African-American Culture), Orange and Blue Key tour guide program, Outdoor Program, Peer counseling, Pilates, Public Issues Board (current event issues and programmers), Rangers (student technology assistants), Self-Government Association, SIMA (Students Interested in Middle Eastern Affairs), Soccer, Spanish Club, Speech and Debate Team, Squash, Step Club, Strength and Conditioning, Student Activities Association, Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD), Tennis, The Asian (cultural periodical), The Issue (current events magazine), The Milton Academy Yearbook, The Milton Review (arts review journal), Ultimate Frisbee, World Health Organization (WHO), Yoga


  • Academic Facilities:
    Ruth King Theatre, Ayer Obsevatory
  • Athletic Facilities:
    Six wood courts, seven international squash courts, 17 hard surface tennis courts, a 200 x 90 foot ice rink, both indoor and outdoor tracks, a dedicated dual mat wrestling area, a nearby 6-lane competition swimming and diving pool, a ski area in the Blue Hills Reservation, and the greens of the Milton-Hoosic Golf Course
  • Other facilities:
    Three ponds and extensive hiking trails on an 827-acre wooded campus The Larsen Perimeter Trail, a seven-mile loop that connects the School's scenic natural areas

Special Days

  • Beatnik Café
    Multiple times a year, Milton Academy holds open-mic performance event where students showcase their talents in music, spoken word and improvised comedy.
  • Class IV Talks
    The Class IV Talks is a speech presentation event in which students give a five to seven minute speech on a subject they are interested in. Classmates vote on the speeches that they would like to hear again in May.
  • Milton-Nobles Weekend
    The Milton-Nobles Weekend is a celebration of the rivalry between Milton Academy and Noble and Greenough School. The weekend includes student performances, pep rallies and a football game.


School Type
50% Boarding (327 Students) and 50% Day Students (327 Students)
14% International Students
9th Grade: 154
10th Grade: 185
11th Grade: 183
12th Grade: 172

Deadline: Jan. 15
Notification Date: Mar. 10
Reply Date: Apr. 10

Leave a Reply