Milton Academy, Boston:
Located in Milton MA, 8 miles south of Boston, Milton Academy is a private, preparatory, co-educational boarding school offering a rigorous Grade 9 - 12 curriculum.
Grade 9 - 12, Upper School Curriculum:
Course Levels and Expectations:
Milton has several designations for accelerated work: Advanced, Honors, Accelerated, and Advanced Placement (AP). Milton is not an AP-driven school and does not offer AP courses in English or the sciences. However, the intensity of the program does qualify students to take a number of AP exams.
Departmental Diploma Requirements:
Milton encourages the development of individualized programs of study and the in-depth exploration of subjects of interest. The School’s departmental diploma requirements facilitate these objectives, and students typically go beyond the diploma requirements in many academic disciplines.
Each student must take a full English course every year. The English department oversees the selection of English electives.
Each student must successfully complete Geometry and Algebra 2.
Each student must pass a Milton Academy level 3 class in either a classical language (Latin or Greek) or a modern language (French, Spanish or Chinese). In Latin, French and Spanish, a Milton Academy level 2/3 course satisfi es the requirement.
Each student must pass a full-year laboratory course in either chemistry or physics and a full-year laboratory course in biology. The department strongly recommends the full sequence of physics, chemistry, and biology. Please refer to the science section beginning on page 25 for further information.
Each student must take two history courses: Modern World History (Class II, III or IV) and United States History (Class I or II). A student may also meet the history requirement by taking the two year United States in the Modern World course beginning in Class II or III.
After Class IV, each student must take one full course offered by the Arts Program. Courses that meet the Arts Program requirement are listed on page 3. A Music Package may be substituted for an Arts Program course with the approval of both the Arts Program faculty and music department. The description of the Music Package requirement is on page 3. Students entering in Class II are not required to complete an Arts Program course except as a prerequisite to higher level courses.
Students in Class III and IV must participate in physical education classes, interscholastic sports or intramural sports for three seasons every year. Class IV students must also successfully complete the Project Adventure physical education class in one of the three seasons, and Class III students must also successfully complete a Fitness Concepts physical education class in one of the three seasons.
Current Events/Public Speaking:
Each student must successfully complete the graded non-credit course Current Events/Public Speaking. Students customarily take this 10-week course during their Class III year. Entering Class II students should take this course in their Class II year.
Required Non-credit Courses:
Each student must successfully complete the following non-credit courses:
- Class IV: Health, Introductory Music, Introductory Performing Arts and Introductory Visual Arts
- Class III: Values
- Class II: Social Awareness
- Class I: Senior Transitions
Milton Academy Programs include:
- Study Abroad Program (Exchange programs in France, Spain and China are offered)
- Community Service Program
- Milton’s Community Service Program
- The Mountain School Program
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|Address: 170 Centre Street, Milton, Boston, Massachusetts , USA|
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