Our Stories

Forty Two MILTON Students Achieve Global Seal of Biliteracy

February 21, 2024 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

We are excited to share that based on the latest Avant Hebrew assessment, a remarkable 42 MILTON students were awarded the Global Seal of Biliteracy. This award is given in recognition of students who attained a functional fluency in Hebrew, a designation given to students who earned a proficiency level of Intermediate mid-5 or higher […]

Panda Profile – Coach Hannah Fox

February 9, 2024

What do you teach?  PE Teacher, Volleyball Coach, I help every now and then with other sports Why do you teach?  I love to teach PE because I get to play all day for my job! I love to move around and always knew whatever I ended up doing I could not be still behind […]

Panda Profile – Coach Peter Truitt

February 9, 2024

What do you teach?  PE for Grades 3, Grade 5 and Middle School Why do you teach?  I love providing the space for students to generate and make their own decision on how to succeed. I teach to witness those moments and help guide those moments. What do you love about MILTON?  I love how […]

Panda Profile – G’veret Ori Bachner

December 21, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

What do you teach?  Hebrew and Judaic Studies Teacher for Kindergarten and Grade 1 Why do you teach?  I teach because I love teaching young children and impacting the next generation. I love instilling in children a love of Israel, a love of the Hebrew language, and a love of Jewish values. What do you […]

Panda Profile – G’veret Devora Hornstein

December 20, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

What do you teach?  Middle School Chumash and Jewish History, Middle School Tefilah Co-Coordinator Yearbook Moadon Leader, Creative Writing Chug Instructor, North Campus Schedule Coordinator Why do you teach?  My usual response when an adult asks me is “do you remember Middle School? It’s a pretty hard time in your life, and if I can […]

Immersive Learning Week 2023

December 20, 2023 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

During the last week of the calendar year, the Middle School suspends typical classes to allow students and teachers to take a deep dive in a particular content area during Immersive Learning Week. This year’s offerings allowed students to stretch themselves academically, artistically, physically, and spiritually as they traveled in small groups throughout the DC […]

Grade 2 Students Present Plans to Revitalize L’Enfant Plaza

December 20, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

Second grade students stand proudly near the 3-D city models they’ve created from cardboard and paper and tell their families about their creations. Clad in bright orange construction vests they speak with authority about issues such as green space, recreation, and density. This is the DC City Planning Expo and Siyum, a culmination of months […]

Reflections from Deborah’s Travels to Israel

December 19, 2023

In late November – early December 2023, MILTON Head of School Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn visited Israel to see the situation on the ground first-hand and serve with the Hartman Institute. These are her reflections on this important journey.

Changing the Default Settings

November 20, 2023 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

Dr. Skolnick-Einhorn shares wisdom from our community with the larger world of Jewish Day Schools in this article for Prizmah.

MILTON Welcomes Students from Israel

November 20, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

The first inquiry from an Israeli family seeking to send their students to MILTON came on October 10, just three days after the October 7th attacks on Israel.   “The first reaction I had,” said Sindy Udell, MILTON’s Director of Admission, “was that we had to find a way to help these children and their families […]