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Milton Academy

Private K-12 School

Mailing Address
170 Centre Street
Milton, Massachusetts 02186
(617) 898-2227
Email address
School Information
Founded in 1798, "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.' Milton Academy is an independent college preparatory K-12 school, boarding and day in grades 9-12, located eight miles south of Boston" (Source: The student to faculty ratio is 5 to 1. Milton offers 185 courses. Milton has 140 faculty and 710 students.
General Information
Milton Academy has engaged in the movement for anti-racism by incorporating anti-racism in its curriculum. Milton has held numerous programs and events focused on DEI and anti-racism. At this time, all students, faculty, staff, and administrators participate in required training on DEi and anti-racism. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • In Spring 2021, Milton stated that, "Mindset shifts and commitment are the first steps toward effective changes to curriculum and policies at Milton."
  • On June 25, 2020, Milton stated that the school will "expand the teaching of systemic oppression and create connections between the social effects of racism and the lived experience of individuals."
  • On June 25, 2020, Milton plans on "dedicating time throughout the academic year to engage the entire School in anti-bias and anti-racist education."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • In Spring 2021, Milton announced that, "All employees will have regular, in-depth training on diversity topics going forward, which is crucial to building a community that supports BIPOC students and adults at Milton." Such training used to be optional but has now been made mandatory.
  • On June 25, 2020, Milton stated that the school will work on "deepening our diversity and equity training programs for all faculty and staff, including expansion of anti-bias training for all new faculty and staff to ensure that all employees practice inclusion, understanding, and empathy across differences." The school will "continue to train employees in critical roles, such as Campus Safety officers, to increase their ability to engage with all members of our community."
  • Milton provides numerous resources "on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, white allyship, and anti-racism, as well as on advocacy and action."
Symbolic Actions
  • Milton states that, "In an effort to be an anti-racist institution that values each member of our community, Milton has created a forum for sharing grievances/and or complaints of bias incidents that impact the well-being of our community."
  • On March 11, 2021, Milton announced that, "Students gathered virtually on Wednesday for Community Day, during which they attended sessions focused on equity, justice, and anti-racism."
  • In Spring 2021, Milton announced that it would create a DEI Commission which is a collective "dedicated to a comprehensive assessment that will guide recommendations for Milton to become an anti-racist school.
  • In Spring 2021, Milton stated that, "The School has contracted with Diversity Directions, a consultancy that performed an assessment of diversity and justice issues at Milton in January. The assessment provided an opportunity for members of the community to talk with consultants about their Milton experience."
  • In Spring 2021, Milton announced that, "White Milton faculty and staff have gathered weekly since 2017 in a voluntary k–12 group called aware (Alliance of White Anti-Racist Educators) to discuss issues of white privilege and supporting students and colleagues of color. Another opt-in group, seed (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity), part of the National seed Project, has been a k–12 effort to create classroom and workplace practices that promote equity and justice."
  • In a statement in Spring 2021, Milton paraphrased Ibram X. Kendi, author of "How to Be an Anti-Racist," stating that Milton must be anti-racist.
  • Milton anticipates "full- and part-time roles created in the Upper School Office of Multiculturalism and Community Development to train and support students and adults."
  • Milton held a virtual panel discussion on "diversity and equity initiatives."
  • On May 30, 2020, Milton released a statement responding to the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd by stating, "In the face of the injustices around us—including the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, and the incident in New York City involving Christian Cooper - we must reaffirm Milton’s long-standing commitment to building an inclusive community, the strength of which rests on our shared appreciation for culture, diversity, and identity."
  • In January 2020, Milton created a Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • In a Facebook post on June 5, 2020, Milton highlighted how the Valedictorian speech discussed "racism and injustice." This post was also featured on its Instagram account.
  • On June 2, 2020, Milton participated in Blackout Tuesday on Facebook, stating, "We decry racist violence, a manifestation of pervasive, systemic injustice, and condemn bigotry in all its pernicious forms." This post was also featured on its Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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