Dare to Be True

“Dare to be true” is not only Milton’s motto. “Dare to be true” describes Milton culture. “Dare to be true” refers to the strong, independent thinkers Milton develops, and our shared idea that being true to who you are and what you believe are critically important.

What does “Dare to be true” mean to you?

Adopted in 1898, “Dare to be true” lives in the hearts and minds of today’s students and graduates:

“From Milton, many things have stayed with me — a sense of the importance of social justice, my interest in things that are complex and interdisciplinary, the need to challenge myself and commit to a high standard of work. But especially ‘Dare to be true,’ that simple idea that day after day means so much.  It has really helped me to grow, over the years.”
– Torrey Androski ’98