Milton Nobles Day

The fall air is crisp and my feet touch down on the lush grass as I step onto the pitch. It is not a normal Saturday. It is “Nobles Day” and I am ready to take down our rival school, Nobles and Greenough, in soccer. My cleats are snug on my feet and my uniform is smooth against my chest. Our team gathers in the center of the field to give one last cheer, “Stangs on three, family on six.” “One, Two, Three, Stangs, Four, Five, Six, Family.” We break out from our huddle and I head over to the right wing. The sidelines erupt with cheers, and I anticipate the...
Halloween on Campus

Halloween on Campus

As Halloween approaches, Hallowell House, one of the girls’ dorms on campus, celebrates with long-standing traditions. After dinner one Thursday night, we gather to walk across campus to Goodwin House, one of the boys’ dorms. Upon arrival, we split into various groups and begin our annual pumpkin carving. In previous years, my group has carved designs such as the Boston Red Sox’s logo and a wolf howling at the moon. Then we wait in suspense as the teachers judge our carving skills. The carvers of the best pumpkin win Snack Bar Bucks, which is credit towards buying...

How to make the most of a rainy day at M...

Listen to the way the rain hits the flat roof of the Arts and Media Center as you paint, draw or sculpt away your rainy day blues. The AMC is open all day and in the evenings, and there are always supplies for painting, pottery, drawing, digital art and much more. Students come to finish up a still life sketch for their Advanced Drawing course or to wheel throw as a study break from their English papers. Whatever your interest or ability in art, there’s an option waiting for you to discover here, and a rainy day is the perfect time to explore. Warm up by grabbing a...

Dorm Dodgeball, By Ranim

The annual dodge ball competition between dorms is a long-standing tradition at Milton Academy. Dorms are not just places to live in, but they are also every boarder’s home away from home and dorm dodge ball is a wonderful way for dorm mates to connect and get closer as the year goes on. Dorm dodge ball will always be one of my favorite memories at Milton. Every year is really intense and fun; some boarders wear eye black, put on their game faces, and others sport mismatching, colorful outfits. Playing dodgeball after a long day of classes is the perfect way to relieve...

Back to School Events

During the first weekend back on campus in September, the Student Activities Association (SAA) puts on special events to kick off the year. This year they put on a carnival, which included real rides and fire dancers. On a beautiful, summer-like night, hundreds of students came out and participated. The rides included spinning teacups, slides, and a swinging boat. There were also carnival games and snacks. The SAA puts on events every weekend, ranging from trips to the mall, hypnotist performances, and dances. Coming up soon is the annual Glow Dance, where students paint...

The Milton Community, By Austin

The community at Milton Academy is the single most defining aspect of the School. When I heard that word at freshman orientation, I honestly did not know what “community” really meant. But when I heard our Head of School, Mr. Todd Bland, first speak about it, I realized that community at Milton goes way past what you could ever imagine. I see it as having three levels. The first level is with your class and with the Upper School student body as a whole. This community is small, only about 750 people strong, but tightly woven so you seldom see a face you don’t...

Milton Academy Weekend Events: By Charli...

When I came to Milton, the first thing I noticed is there is so much to do. Whether sports, clubs, assemblies, or even just hanging out with friends in the Student Center, there is always something going on. When the school week comes to an end, Milton becomes a place where I spend practically my entire weekend. Milton’s athletic events are always fun, whether you’re playing in them or just going to a game to cheer on your classmates. Plays and performances are great as well–the student-led Dance Concert is one of the biggest events of the year. There is also the...

Home Work at Milton By: Gabrielle

Given that Milton Academy is an intensive academic prep school, it might not come as a surprise that Milton Academy faculty give their students a decent amount of homework. Students can be found scattered throughout campus during the school day, after school, and even late at night typing up essays, huddled together working on a problem set, or in the Arts and Media Center (AMC) finishing up a self-portrait. Everyone has their own favorite study spot on campus and the diversity of these places reflects how much the school embraces different learning styles, types of...

Milton Academy Track and Field By Katie

All the snow has melted from campus and spring athletes are enjoying the beginning of their seasons. Track and field, in particular, is looking forward to an impressive season. The boys were undefeated in the ISL last year, and with many returning athletes as well as new faces, both the boys’ and girls’ teams are hoping for the 2016 season to be an impressive one.  The coaching staff remains the same for the distance crew as well as the throwers. The team just hired a new head coach, Coach Carbone, who will be leading the sprinters and jumpers this season. With the...

The Measure and The Paper: By Harry

Every Friday after my second period class, I rush to the Student Center to make sure I can grab a copy of two of Milton’s many student run publications, The Miton Measure, and The Milton Paper. These publications, one published weekly, the other bi-weekly, provide students with information about the school, including a column written by one of the head monitors about the past week, and many articles about Milton’s many sports teams. All the articles are written and edited by students from all grades and contain a variety of opinions and ideas. You can find stories...
Spring Break Lacrosse By: Sara

Spring Break Lacrosse By: Sara

During a week of spring break, our lacrosse, baseball, softball, and sailing teams traveled to Florida for a week of sports and fun in the sun. The girls’ lacrosse team spent the week practicing together and playing in games, as well as experiencing all of what Florida has to offer. Besides lacrosse, we went to the beach, hung out at the pool, supported the boys at their lacrosse game, jumped at a trampoline park, played Minute to Win it, and we even went to the aquarium! Although the goal of the trip was to get ready for lacrosse season, the trip felt like a fun...

Living at Milton: A Unique Boarding Expe...

The eight dorms that make up Milton Academy’s boarding community at Hathaway, Goodwin, Forbes, Robbins, Wolcott, Hallowell, Norris, and Millet. Each of our dorms houses about 40 students, along with a handful of teachers, other faculty members, and their pets. Our boarding community is organized to cultivate long-lasting bonds and friendships. Each dorm contains students from all four years, providing new freshmen with knowledgeable juniors and seniors as mentors. So during your first few months at Milton, that stroll through the upperclassman section in the Student...