hi! i’m a current milton student
Milton is not in Boston, but it’s very near (we usually take 30-40m when we take the train, and when someone drives us, we take around 20-25m). Last year, when I was stuck between Milton and 2 GLADCHEMMS, one of the things that made me choose Milton was its proximity to Boston and big universities. We get so many opportunities due to the school’s location (for instance, last semester, Milton got invited to some Harvard events with influential people like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Deval Patrick, Chimamanda, Laverne Cox, and others). Also, weekly, the community gets to hear from influential speakers. It’s really cool.
Regarding academics and sports, Milton is just as prestigious as all of the GLADCHEMMS. Academics are rigorous, but Milton has great resources to help anyone that is struggling. Let me know if you have any specific questions. For sports, we have great programs. I don’t know A LOT, but on campus it’s common sense that our football, soccer, basketball (last season, the basketball teams got to play at TD Garden, and they brought +200 students to watch the game. Really fun!), hockey, and tennis teams are insanely outstanding. But again, I don’t know much about all of them! Also, if you have doubts about how students perform when it’s college apps time, take a look at the school’s college matriculation data. IMO, it’s as good as Andover’s, Exeter’s, and others!
For theater/performing arts, we have an amazing program. Yearly, we have over 10 major theater productions. Milton has a lot of resources for the productions, and the productions are big and good. I have more info on the performing arts programs if you have specific questions. You can also look some productions up. My favorite is the Winter Dance Concert. The Dance Concert goes crazy every year, and they sold out hundreds of tickets every time. This year, and I believe it’s like that every single year, there were waiting lists, and people that couldn’t get tickets in time were lining up in front of the entrance doors.
Since you are an international student, if you choose Milton, I’m sure you will enjoy the International Students Orientation and Transitions Program at the beginning of the year. It’s a really fun time to get to know incoming and returning international students, organize your stuff before classes begin, and start get used to living in the US. You’re also assigned mentors that will be in contact with you for the rest of the year.
I have a lot to say about Milton, so if you want to know more, hmu whenever you need.