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Poet Laureate Inspires Next Generation of Writers

January 26, 2023

“Today I’m here to talk about doodling, with words!” Elana Ernst ’23 begins. She is teaching eager second graders about poetry and knows just how to engage them in the creative work. “When we paint the scene in our poem, let’s be as creative and wacky as possible! Let’s call an airplane a ‘metal hummingbird […]


Winning Cadena Team Makes Life-Changing Trip to Mexico

November 10, 2022 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

The first step in the MILTON Design Thinking Process is “Empathize.” Before they begin to design anything, students are asked to first imagine the needs of another person. Tsion Getachew(‘22) and Eva Schwartz(‘22) epitomized the power of beginning with empathy in their winning design for the International Cadena Challenge. Their project was chosen out of […]


MILTON Leads in Hebrew Language Education

October 27, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

We are excited to share that based on the latest Avant Hebrew assessment, MILTON leads its peer schools in all four skills of language acquisition (Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing). We also are thrilled to announce that 60 MILTON students were awarded the Global Seal of Biliteracy; this award is given in recognition of students […]


Video: Milton Highlights

October 24, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

In their final weeks at Milton, eighth graders reflected on their favorite projects, their school community and what they will miss most after they graduate.


In their Own Words: Students Reflect on the Milton Experience

October 1, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Milton eighth grade students wrote reflections in Hebrew and English about the learning experiences they found most impactful over the years. Their writings capture the depth and breadth of our academic program, and the myriad ways Milton teachers engage students in learning that is purposeful, challenging, relevant, and enduring. Some students wrote about the experience […]


Rabbi Mat Tonti and Julie Tonti Create Graphic Novel About Historic German Jewish Woman from the 17th Century

September 8, 2022 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

Glikl of Hamlyn is an unlikely Instagrammer. This 17th century Jewish businesswoman and mother to 14, living in Hamburg, Germany kept careful diaries that vividly describe life over 400 years ago. In these diaries, Rabbi Mat Tonti and his wife Julie have found words of wisdom for modern readers and are working to translate her […]


Video: What Hebrew Means to Me

July 10, 2022

Milton students discuss the importance of learning Hebrew – in Ivrit. See the video with their inspiring testimonials.


The Places We Carry

July 8, 2022 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

The following speech was delivered by Middle School Director Lisa Schopf at the class of 2022 graduation ceremony. On our last day in Israel together, I spoke to you about how we can carry places we have been inside of us- retaining the insights, feelings, and perspectives we gained through our experiences in those spaces. […]


Dr. Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn’s Remarks to the Graduates

July 8, 2022 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

In this week’s parsha – the Israelites get a little kvetchy. Moshe says: “Alone I cannot carry this entire people, for it is too hard for me . . . “ And G‑d listens.  God responds by appointing/anointing 70 elders to share the load: “Then they will bear the burden of the people with you […]


“Tel” Milton: The Memories and Artifacts that Shape Identity

July 8, 2022 by Arielle Derby (Faculty and Staff) Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff) Melissa Davis (Faculty and Staff)

The following remarks were shared at Milton’s Toast to the Graduates of the class of 2022 by Middle School Director Lisa Schopf, Elementary School Director Arielle Derby, and Early Childhood Education Director Melissa Davis. When we were in Israel we visited tels, mounds of earth that held within them layer upon layer of different civilizations, […]