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|Type||Independent School, boarding and day|
|Motto||Dare to be True|
|Head of School||Theodorick ("Todd") B. Bland|
|Faculty||127 (Upper School)|
|Grades||9–12 (Upper School) |
K–8 (Lower School)
|Enrollment||675 (Upper School) |
50% boarding, 50% day
287 (Lower School)
|Average class size||14 students (Upper School)|
|Student to teacher ratio||5:1 (Upper School)|
|Campus||Suburban, 125 acres (0.51 km2)|
|Color(s)||Orange and Blue |
|Athletics||25 Interscholastic sports|
|Rival||Noble and Greenough|
|Annual tuition||Upper School |
Milton Academy (also known as Milton) is a coeducational, independent preparatory, boarding and day school in Milton, Massachusetts consisting of a grade 9–12 Upper School and a grade K–8 Lower School. Boarding is offered starting in 9th grade. It is a highly selective school, accepting only 14% of applicants in the 2020-21 school year. Historically, it has been an unofficial feeder school for Harvard University.
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The original Milton Academy was founded by a Massachusetts bill granting a charter in 1798, but operations ceased in 1866 with the opening of the public Milton High School; the institution, however, was re-established in 1884 on a new 125-acre site by John Murray Forbes, with the approval of the old board of trustees.
Milton offers 15 interscholastic sports for both boys and girls each, as well as nine intramural teams. It is a member of both the Independent School League and the New England Schools Sailing Association division of the Interscholastic Sailing Association. Since 1886, Milton's traditional rival has been the Noble and Greenough School of Dedham. Recently, the ultimate team was ranked seventh in the nation and the varsity football team "entered the 2005 season with the best ten-year record of all ISL prep programs". In the past five years[when?], Milton has won 17 ISL Championships and most recently the boys' tennis team won New England's. The boys' tennis team has won four New England titles in a row. The coed sailing team has won two national championships—one in team racing and one in fleet racing. They have also won team racing worlds in 2015. Milton's boys' hockey team has had several players go on to successful professional careers, most notably 12-year NHLer Marty McInnis and current Boston Bruin Josh Hennessy. In 2011, Milton's boys hockey team won the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) championship. The team featured two NHL draft picks: Patrick McNally and Rob O'Gara. In 2012, the Girls' Cross Country team placed 1st and the Boys' Cross Country team placed 2nd in the ISL, earning the team's highest finish in 25 years. In 2013 the Girls Track & Field team clinched the ISL title while the Boys did the same in 2015. The Boys' Varsity Soccer team earned a first-round bid in the playoffs for the NEPSC in 2013. In 2014 they went undefeated until a semi-final elimination in the playoffs but returned to a perfect untied and unbeaten 22–0 season the following year, earning the ISL title, the New England Class A championship and the ISL Sportsmanship award.
In February 2017, the academy announced the results of a nine-month sexual misconduct investigation by T&M Protection Resources. The firm interviewed 60 alumni, parents, current and former staff and came to the conclusion that four former employees had engaged in illegal sexual conduct with students in the 1970s and 80s. The most egregious abuse came from a drama teacher named Reynold Buono who had abused at least 12 male students before being terminated by the school in 1987. On June 27, 2018, Buono was arraigned in Norfolk Superior Court on three counts of rape of a child and three counts of rape of a child with force. Six of those counts were reversed in 2019 and four were reinstated in 2020 by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The original District Attorney alleged the rapes happened while Buono was teaching at the school between 1975 and 1987. Buono was terminated in 1987 after admitting to molesting a student and had been living in southeast Asia.
In 2005, the school expelled five members of the boys varsity ice hockey team for rape/sexual assault of a female student. Following the county criminal investigation and prosecution by the state of Massachusetts, the three defendants over the age of 18 were found guilty of rape in adult court, and the two who were 16 at the time of the incident were found guilty in juvenile court. This incident was used for fictional accounts in both print and a Lifetime movie.
This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. (April 2021)
- Cleveland Amory, author, animal rights activist
- John Avlon ‘91, author and The Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief
- Edward Larrabee Barnes, architect
- Betsy Beers ‘75, executive producer of Grey's Anatomy
- Franklin S. Billings, Jr., Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives, Chief Justice of Vermont Supreme Court, Judge of U.S. District Court
- Stephen Humphrey Bogart ‘67, writer, producer and businessman
- Lewis E. Braverman, endocrinologist
- Emily ‘98 and Julia Bruskin ‘98 of Claremont Trio
- H. Adams Carter ‘32, editor and explorer
- Ian Cheney ‘98, film writer and producers
- Tze Chun ‘98, painter, writer, and film director
- Carson Cistulli ‘98, poet and journalist
- Linwood Clark (1899), U.S. Representative
- Dennis Clifford ‘11, professional basketball player
- Bertha Coombs ‘80, general assignment reporter for CNBC
- Annie Dorsen ‘91, playwright and director
- T. S. Eliot (1906), Anglo-American poet and playwright, Nobel Prize for Literature "for outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry" (1948)
- Esther E. Freeman ‘97, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Harvard Medical School
- Buckminster Fuller (1913), author, scientific theorist, and inventor
- Aaron Goldberg ‘91, pianist
- Austan Goolsbee ‘87, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers to President Barack Obama
- Frances Hamerstrom, writer and naturalist
- Charles C. Johnson ‘07, conservative journalist
- Edward Johnson, III, billionaire businessman and investor, CEO and Chairman of Fidelity Investments
- Patrick Radden Keefe '94, American writer, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for General nonfiction in 2019
- Robert F. Kennedy ‘44, former U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator from New York, member of Kennedy political family
- Ted Kennedy ‘50, former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, member of Kennedy political family
- Alexandra Kerry ‘92, film producer and daughter of U.S. Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts
- Reif Larsen ‘98, author best known for The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet
- David Lindsay-Abaire, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
- William Lobkowicz, brewer and real estate restoration expert
- Hanford MacNider, U.S. General and international diplomat
- Douglas MacArthur II, U.S. Ambassador to Japan
- Seth Magaziner (2002), RI General Treasurer
- Heather McGhee (1997), American political commentator and political strategist
- Claire Messud, author
- Peter B. Moore, molecular ribosome expert
- Jehane Noujaim (1992), Egyptian-American director of Academy Award-nominated documentary film The Square
- Farah Pandith (1986), Special Representative to Muslim Communities for United States Department of State
- Deval Patrick (1974), 2007–2015 Governor of Massachusetts
- James H. Perkins, former Chairman of Citigroup
- Richard C. Perry, (1973), hedge fund investor in Perry Capital which owns Barneys New York
- Matthew Pottinger, United States Marine Corps officer
- J.B. Pritzker, Governor of Illinois, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and private business owner
- Elliot Richardson, former U.S. Attorney General
- Sarah Schechter, film and television producer
- Rob Sheffield, writer, author, and journalist
- Robert E. Sherwood, playwright and screenwriter
- Sherrod E. Skinner, Jr., Medal of Honor recipient
- Jenny Slate, comedian and actress
- Sarah Sze, contemporary artist
- Jonathan Wong, singer-songwriter, actor and producer
- James Taylor, singer/songwriter and guitarist
- Touré (1989), novelist, music journalist, cultural critic
- Tommy Vietor, political commentator and podcaster
- William Robert Ware, prominent architect
- Richard B. Wigglesworth, U.S. Representative
- Justin Yoon, kicker for Notre Dame
- Jidenna, Rapper, singer/songwriter and record producer
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