Our Stories

Guiding Children to be Empathetic Thinkers and Doers – The Rock Creek Park Tzedakah Box Project

May 16, 2019 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

In first grade, MILTON students engage in an in-depth study of Rock Creek Park that includes its flora, fauna, and history, as well as the problems that the park faces. This year, students were interested in adding a tzedakah component to the Rock Creek Park unit. Students formed a tzedakah committee, and determined that they […]


Join the Crew of Our FAA-Approved Space Camp

April 15, 2019 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

MILTON launched an FAA-approved Space Camp for summer 2019. Space Camp Director Melinda Viteri is a MILTON educator, NASA educator and FAA licensed pilot and educator. For one extraordinary week, campers will immerse in an exciting, and unforgettable STEM-based program with access to industry experts, get behind the scenes and specialized tours, and hands-on learning […]


MILTON Educator Jill Stepak Awarded Kohelet Prize for Excellence in Jewish Education

March 7, 2019 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

We are thrilled to announce that MILTON Educator Jill Stepak has been awarded the Kohelet Prize for Excellence in Jewish Education. The MILTON Art Specialist was recognized for her work in the category of Differentiated Learning and is to receive the $36,000 Kohelet Prize. The Kohelet Foundation selected Stepak’s entry of Teaching for Artistic Behavior […]


Jewish Education Innovation Challenge Awards Milton Grant for Middle School Program

January 16, 2019 by Rebecca Weissman (Community)

Milton was awarded a 2019 Ignition Grant from the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC) to support its recently launched Scholars Forum in the middle school. JEIC Ignition Grants jump-start new or developing out-of-the-box programs that improve Jewish education in day schools. The Scholars Forum is a signature program of the Moses Family Middle School. The […]


Milton Only School Selected for Multi-Year Grant for Hebrew Education

January 3, 2019 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Kol Hakavod to the Milton Hebrew Language Department! Milton was awarded a four-year grant from Hebrew at the Center, and selected to serve as a Hebrew Teaching School. This designation will allow our faculty to model best practices in second language acquisition for teachers and curriculum developers at other schools and mentor them on Hebrew […]


Milton Educators Contribute to Jewish Early Childhood Conference

December 19, 2018 by Melissa Davis (Faculty and Staff)

Six Milton educators attended the annual Jewish Early Childhood Education Conference presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington! Milton had a very strong presence at the conference this year. Laura Cohen, South Campus pedagogista, co-chaired this year’s conference. Judy Kimel, South Campus atelierista, presented one of our Kindergarten projects as she sat on a […]


Milton Educators Learn with Leading Experts at Early Childhood Conference

November 27, 2018 by Melissa Davis (Faculty and Staff)

Nine Milton early childhood educators recently participated in the NAEYC (National Alliance for the Education of Young Children) conference at the Washington Convention Center. They attended engaging professional development sessions on Curriculum, Teaching and Instructional Practice, Assessment, Cognitive Development, and more. Session topics included: What would Mr. Rogers do?,” “Project-Based Learning: Standards, Assessment, and Examples,” […]


MILTON selected for Fellowship on Teaching and Learning Rabbinic Literature

November 8, 2018 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

MILTON is proud to have been one of several select schools across North America to participate in the Legacy Heritage Instructional Leadership Institute (LHILI), working in close collaboration with staff at the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). Participation in this two-year fellowship (2018-2020 academic years) will enhance […]


In the News: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Featured in Local Newspapers

October 30, 2018 by DC Line (Press) Kol HaBirah (Press)

Check out the full feature article about MILTON, our expansion, and DC’s first middle school since 1976. The story ran in The DC Line, a new media outlet that covers local news in Washington, DC, and his helmed by Chris Kain, former Managing Editor of The Current Newspapers for 26 years. Read the article here > The […]


Ribbon Cutting Celebrates New State-of-the-Art Facility, First Jewish Middle School in DC Since 1976, and Highest Enrollment in School History

October 11, 2018 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

MILTON officially opened its expanded Kay and Robert Schattner Center North Campus with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Celebration on October 8. The opening of the North Campus, which serves students in Grades 2 to 8, marks the establishment of the first dedicated Jewish middle school in Washington, DC since 1976. This year, MILTON welcomed […]


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