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Sixth Graders Author Original Short Stories in Spanish to Share with Bilingual Preschoolers

April 26, 2018 by Silvia Edenburg (Faculty and Staff)

MILTON sixth grade Spanish students have been writing original short stories to share with preschool-aged children at a bilingual school. Since many of the children at this school are Spanish-speaking, our class wrote and illustrated beautiful books in that language for the five-year-old class. “I liked writing books in Spanish because it helped me connect […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

April 24, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In these parashot, Hashem instructs Moshe regarding the procedures for Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement); Hashem then tells Moshe to give the people a series of ethical and ritual laws instructing them on how to be holy. MILTON’s core value of m’dor l’dor, “from generation to generation,” is reflected in this week’s parashot. The following […]


Elementary School Director Arielle Derby to Lead Cohort in Pedagogy of Partnership Day School Fellowship

April 19, 2018 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

We are delighted to announce that MILTON has been selected to be in the inaugural cohort of the Pedagogy of Partnership Day School Fellowship. Elementary School Director Arielle Derby will lead a team of MILTON educators – Grade 5 General Studies Teacher Marissa Bullock, Grade 4 General Studies Teacher Hanina Goldstein, and Grades 3 and 4 […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Tazria-Metzora

April 17, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In these parashot, Hashem instructs Moshe on the purification rituals for mothers following childbirth, describes to Moshe and Aharon the procedures for identifying and responding to those infected with tzara’at (usually translated as leprosy) and the purification ritual for people and homes afflicted with leprosy, and instructs Moshe and Aharon on the laws regarding emission […]


Sixth Graders Explore the Anatomy and Physiology of the Brain

April 12, 2018 by Michal Krupnik-Gottlieb (Faculty and Staff)

MILTON sixth graders have been diving deep in science class into a unit on human body anatomy and physiology. To enhance their learning, the students took part in Brain Awareness Week events at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. The visit was a great opportunity to explore the exciting world of neuroscience, and explore […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Shemini

April 10, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

After the dedication of the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and the ordination of the cohanim (priests), two of Aharon’s sons bring a strange fire before God and are consumed by fire; God then instructs Moshe and Aharon regarding which animals, fish, and birds may be eaten by the Bnei Yisrael. At the end of the story of […]


Four MILTON Sixth Graders Win Awards at DC STEM Fair

March 23, 2018 by Joshua Ackerman (Faculty and Staff)

Four MILTON sixth graders were awarded top prizes in the Junior Division (Grades 6 to 8) at this year’s DC STEM Fair! The DC STEM Fair is the premier science event for students in Grades 6 to 12 who attend independent and public schools in the nation’s capital. Sixth graders Shoshana L. and Reut S. won […]


Interdisciplinary Study of Ancient Greece Optimizes Learning

March 20, 2018 by Fani Bettmann (Faculty and Staff) Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

An astrophysicist leads our middle schoolers through an exploration of gemara, bringing forth his expertise on the phases of the moon to lend insight into the gemara that deals with identifying the new month. A filmmaker teaches the art of storytelling as he also sheds light on the craft of the investigative historian and the […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Tzav

March 19, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Hashem tells Moshe to describe to the cohanim (priests) the rituals for some of the offerings; the cohanim then undergo the process of ordination. We have lost touch with the idea that sacrificial offerings were part of the day-in and day-out life of the ancient Jews. When they sinned, they brought an […]


What Distinguishes MILTON’s Hebrew Program?

March 15, 2018 by Shoshana Sfarzada (Faculty and Staff)

Over the past several years, we have worked in partnership with families to incorporate changes and produce an effective, engaging, and rich Hebrew program. We are happy to report that MILTON’s Hebrew students have outperformed national averages in second language acquisition. Our Hebrew education program utilizes best practices and is informed by the latest research in second […]


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