Our Stories

MILTON Makes Clean Sweep in Math League Competition

September 22, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

While math departments across the DMV have been focused on early acceleration through rigorous testing, MILTON has quietly built a powerhouse math program through applied mathematics and creative problem solving. The proof is in the daily hands-on work of every student in math class, as well as the results of the latest Math League competition. 

Hanoch Piven Artist Workshops

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

Hanoch Piven is a masterful Israeli artist whose found-object portraiture unlocks a new way of seeing our world and ourselves.

Panda Profile – Ms. Cassy Rush

September 20, 2023

Ms. Cassy Rush What do you teach?  Kindergarten General Studies Why do you teach?  I teach because kids are amazing. I spend my days laughing, dancing, singing, and reading. It doesn’t get any better than that. I’ve also been lucky enough to have incredible teachers in my life. I hope that I am passing on […]

Panda Profile – Gveret Pinchasi-Roll

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

Gveret Pinchasi-Roll What do you teach?  I teach Hebrew to Grades 6-8 and I’m an Advisor to Grade 8. Why do you teach?  On my last day of kindergarten, my mom and big brother came to pick me up and while my mom talked to my teacher, I whispered to my brother that I wanted […]

Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn Talks “Empowering Leadership” with Prizmah

March 2, 2023

Writing for Prizmah‘s Blog, MILTON Head of School Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn talks about her philosophy of “Empowering Leadership.” FROM SURVIVAL TO “THRIVAL”: EMPOWERING LEADERSHIP TEAMS I am no expert on sustainable headship, at least in terms of years. I began my tenure in July 2020, so I’m just getting ready to sign my second contract. But considering […]

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 […]