At Boston’s Doorstep

Just eight miles from campus, Boston is an extension of our classrooms, a hub for cultural exploration, and a source of weekend fun.

Boston’s resources profoundly affect how we can think about educating young people. The countless options within minutes of our traditional, scenic campus mean that Boston’s educational and cultural assets are an integral part of the Milton experience. Not only do we connect with the world-class universities and artistic institutions, but also with the distinguished writers, historians, scientists, musicians, scholars, artists and changemakers in this dynamic city.


Urban-Infused Academics

Milton class trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

To Expand Our Minds

  • Through programs at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University
  • As delegates at Harvard’s Model Congress and Tufts’ Model UN
  • Visiting labs at MIT and Boston University
  • Exploring exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Harvard Art Museums, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Enlisting the resources of the iconic Boston Public Library in Copley Square
  • Extending the Geology and Marine Science classrooms to the Charles River Basin and the Blue Hills Reservation
  • Practicing at the New England Conservatory and with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras
  • Joining lectures and programs at Tufts, Boston University, Boston College, Harvard, MIT and Northeastern
  • Exploring the Black Heritage Trail of Beacon Hill

Milton Academy students sing the American National Anthem at a Red Sox game.

To Just Have Fun

  • Cheering on the Red Sox at Fenway Park, or the Bruins and Celtics at Boston’s TD Garden
  • Browsing the shops and eateries in the Prudential Center
  • Hearing a reading at one of the bookstores in Harvard Square, or an open mic session at one of the many venues in Cambridge
  • Taking in a show that makes you think, laugh or cry in the Theater District
  • Having dinner with friends at a favorite downtown restaurant, like Fire and Ice
  • Enjoying dim sum in Chinatown
  • Ice skating in the winter, or watching a free concert in the summer, at Boston Common
  • Walking the cobblestones and catching some street performances at historic Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall
  • Dancing the night away during the annual Class II Boat Dance, on a Boston Harbor cruise
  • Dinner in the North End