Milton Academy was undoubtedly one of the most intellectually stimulating, fulfilling and enriching experiences of my life and expanded my horizon beyond what I previously thought possible. The quality of education, students and campus life are top-tier, but I think Milton has more to offer than other schools of its caliber.
During my time at Milton, I felt I was part of a real community. The faculty cared and my fellow students were engaged. Whether you supported what the school was doing or not, everyone had an opinion because everyone cared. The environment is collegial and its academic strengths are in the humanities, particularly English and History. Of particular note is the quality of writing that Milton faculty expect and produce.
Applying to colleges is one of.
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- “They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...”
- “For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...”
The admission process is similar to other top.
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- “Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transfered from other New York private schools. The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard's were two of the larger feeder schools...”
- “For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents* let the kids speak on the tour. Don't ask their questions for them because their evaluation will be affected by the fact that the guides didn't hear a thing from the kid...”
The speech team is consistently ranked in the top ten nationally. The outdoor club, theater and music programs are also particularly good. There are plenty of clubs, organizations etc.
Quality of School Life
The school definitely has a focus on academics and extracurricular activities over sports.