Our Stories

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.

Celebrating Veterans Day at MILTON

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

Commemorating Veterans Day continues to be a beautiful and time-honored tradition in the MILTON community. As always, our educators devised creative ways for students to engage with veterans’ experiences, stories, and messages in age-appropriate ways. Below you’ll find some examples of the ways that students learned from and honored our veterans and service members this […]

M’Dor L’Dor: Pre-K Students Connect with Friends From Kensington Club

October 23, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

“Everybody always wins!” says Pre-K teacher Lisa Davis jubilantly as she collects Bingo cards. She’s describing the special way they play Bingo with seniors and Pre-K students. Her description is not only an accurate description of game play, but also the value proposition for this intergenerational exchange – everybody wins.  Beginning in Fall 2022, students in […]

October 20, 2023 Shabbat Message

October 23, 2023 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

Dear MILTON Families, Being an overly early riser – a ‘gift’ that has come with my current role – does have one upside. 5:30am here is midday in Israel. Kids are still in school there and I can sometimes reach one of my dear friends for a check-in during a quieter time of their day […]

How MILTON Supports Students, Family, and Staff

October 23, 2023 by Lindsey Jacobson (Faculty and Staff)

After I first heard of the devastating terrorist attacks on Israel earlier this month, I moved through the rest of the day in a daze. In some ways, we still feel like we’re walking in a fog. We’re experiencing emotional peaks and valleys that give us whiplash. While we have been on a roller coaster […]

Grade 4 Students Embody Ushpizin Characters and Explore Sefirot for Sukkot

October 23, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

 In the days surrounding Sukkot, elementary students gleefully quizzed each other on biblical characters and offered brachot (blessings) in the name of their chosen characters. Grade four students played key roles in exploring the chag, having been prepared through work with their Judaics teacher G’veret Malkiel.  G’veret Malkiel says “The tradition of having Ushpizin (visitors) […]

Panda Profile – Ivy Schamis

October 18, 2023

Ivy Schamis What is your role at MILTON?  South Campus Office Manager Why do you choose to work at a school?  I taught High School for two decades, so I love being at school! What do you love about MILTON?  I love the camaraderie at MILTON. Your working style in three words?  Compassionate, Empathetic, Respectful […]

MILTON Math Program Inspires Deep, Integrated Learning in Grades 2-8

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

In second grade math classrooms, students are hard at work learning place value. They array a group of colorful blocks in front of themselves on the desks and begin to manipulate them to create groups of ten, twenty, one hundred. The work is physical, tactile, and collaborative, turning abstract math problems represented on the page […]

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.