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Middle School Scholars Forum: Study of Civil Rights

October 21, 2021 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

Seventh graders delved into the inspiring, evocative words of Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on their field trip to DC memorials this week. Students selected passages from The Gettysburg Address, Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, and the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. that are inscribed on the walls and memorials. They reflected […]


Lisa Schopf’s Remarks to the Graduates

June 22, 2021 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

This is a moment filled with nostalgia, appreciation, reflection, celebration, accomplishment, and anticipation for all that is yet to come. For me, it is also a moment in which I am feeling a sense of urgency as I want to be sure to tell you all I want you to know and hold onto before […]


Coming Together; Becoming Whole: The 8th Grade Capstone Trip

May 27, 2021 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

One of the surprises of school life in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the creation of new connections and new opportunities for finding joy across reimagined and redefined horizons – even as we navigated instances of limited or lost opportunity. During Milton’s recent capstone graduation trip, our eighth grade students and their […]


Milton Students Win Regionals in Cadena Competition for 2nd Year

May 20, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Congratulations to eighth graders Gabriel A. and Mayer F. on winning first place in the Cadena Initiative Regional Competition and kol hakavod to Aliza L., Nava F., Michal N., and Josie S. who were named finalists in the social entrepreneurship competition. The Cadena Initiative challenges middle school students to develop projects that mitigate the effects […]


Milton Presents: An Evening of Classic Entertainment

February 18, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

In February 2021, Milton’s middle school players made history as they returned to an old art form — radio theater— but with a digital twist. Middle school students had worked tirelessly to produce, act, write, create sound effects, and record short radio segments for our production. The show premiered on Thursday, February 11 as families, […]


Adventures in Learning: Middle School Immersive Learning Week

January 8, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

As part of MILTON’s middle school program, students participate in Immersive Learning Weeks in which they engage in deep-dive explorations of subjects that can spark their passions, deepen their understanding of the world, and expand their perspectives. This week, we ran a Virtual Immersive Learning Week, offering a wide range of experiences. Students learned with […]


We Built a Jewish Educational Framework from the Ground Up. This is What Happened.

December 11, 2020 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

Middle School Director Lisa Schopf was a guest author on the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC) blog, writing about our Scholars Forum program. Using a multidisciplinary lens, the program challenges students to explore contemporary issues and use their learning to inform, advocate, influence, and change. Students have delved into topics such as the role of […]


Prizmah Journal Features COVID-Era Innovation at Milton

November 23, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Milton was featured in a special issue of the Prizmah journal that examines how schools are adapting to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The article highlights one of the ways that Milton reinvented our program through these exigencies – our production of Virtual Fiddler on the Roof. Kol Hakavod to Sarah Gershman, Sarah Rubin […]


MILTON Student Eliana W. (’22) Helps a School in Uganda

November 19, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Seventh grader Eliana W. raised $18,000 in support of Innovation Africa (IA) for her bat mitzvah project. IA uses Israeli solar technologies to bring electricity to destitute schools and hospitals in Africa. Eliana is supporting a school in Uganda with over 1200 students, many of whom are orphans. She needed to raise $18000 to bring […]


The Show Must Go On(line): The Story of our Reimagined, Virtual Production of Fiddler on the Roof Jr. for COVID Era

June 9, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Milton will premiere a reimagined, virtual production of Fiddler on the Roof Jr show on Sunday, June 14 at 7:30pm. Co-Directors Sarah Gershman and Sarah Shapiro, who are parents at the school, and Steven Magenheim, a fourth-grade teacher at Milton, helmed the production. Students have been working with them and a troupe of volunteers comprised […]


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