Milton Academy

Milton Academy cultivates in its students a passion for learning and a respect for others. Embracing diversity and the pursuit of excellence, we create a community in which individuals develop competence, confidence and character. Our active learning environment, in and out of the classroom, develops creative and critical thinkers, unafraid to express their ideas, prepared to seek meaningful lifetime success and to live by our motto, "Dare to be true."

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,020 students
  • Acceptance rate: 14%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Milton Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

Sports offered
School History
School Resources

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
1,020 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Milton Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
180 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
14 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Average Percentile SSAT
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Tuition Notes
Grades 9-12: $$73,950(Boarding), $63,950(Day); Grades 6–8: $62,550; Grades 4-5: $48,550; Grades 1-3: $44,950; Kindergarten: $42,950
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Paul Rebuck
Endowment Size
$408 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
56 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Amnesty International, Arts Board, ASA (African Student Association), Asian Society, Athletic Association, Azaad (identity quarterly), Boarding Council, Caribbean Students Association, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Christian Fellowship, Community Engagement Board, Day Council, Film Club, French Club, GAIA (environmental journal), GASP! (Gender and Sexuality Perspectives), Habitat for Humanity, Helix (science magazine), Hip-Hop Club, Improv Club, International Student Club, Invest in Girls, Jewish Student Union, La Voz (Spanish newspaper), Latinx Association, Loose-leaf (Asian magazine), Lorax (environmental organization), Magus-Mabus (literary magazine), Math Club, Mille-Tonnes (French newspaper), Milton Academy Yearbook, Model UN, Multicultural Club, ONYX, Orange and Blue Key tour guide program, Outdoor Program, Peer Tutoring, Programming Club, Public Issues Board, Reach to Teach (raise awareness about education inequality), Robotics Team, SAGE (Students Advocating for Gender Equity), SAMENA (South Asian, Middle Eastern, and North African), Science and Engineering Club, Self-Governing Association, SIMA (Students Interested in Middle Eastern Affairs), Spanish Club, Speech and Debate Team, Step Team, Student Activities Association, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Sustainability Board, The Milton Measure (biweekly newspaper), The Milton Paper (weekly newspaper), World Health Organization (WHO)

School Notes

  • Eight miles south of Boston, Milton is enriched by its diverse and talented student and faculty community as well as by the quality, breadth and depth of its curricular and co-curricular offerings.
  • Life at Milton centers on the pursuit of excellence. We offer academic challenge in an atmosphere that is warm and supportive. Students and faculty members are motivated participants in the world of ideas, concepts and values. They work through collaboration to achieve intellectually.
  • 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Milton Academy?
The acceptance rate of Milton Academy is 14%, which is lower than the national average of 70%. Milton Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Massachusetts with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Milton Academy offer?
Milton Academy offers 19 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Wrestling. Milton Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for most sports offered.
What is Milton Academy's ranking?
Milton Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered, Oldest founding date and Largest endowments.
When is the application deadline for Milton Academy?
The application deadline for Milton Academy is Jan. 15.

School Calendar

View the Milton Academy yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

LS Last Day of Classes
June 04, 2024 (Tuesday)
Last day of US classes
June 05, 2024 (Wednesday)
Fall Break begins end of day for US & LS
November 22, 2024 (Friday)
Fall Break Nov 25 - 29 for LS & MS students
November 25, 2024 (Monday)
Fall Break Nov 25 - Dec 2 for US students
November 25, 2024 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,020 students
  • Acceptance rate: 14%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Norfolk County, MA is $26,345 for elementary schools and $34,736 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Norfolk County, MA is 65% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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