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Fall 2020 Plans

August 5, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Milton’s school leaders have been laying the groundwork for a joyful and engaging 2020-21 school year. We invite you to learn more about our fall plans here. We will provide parents with timely updates as our plans develop and provide opportunities to ask questions and share feedback. Please check your inbox for invitations to our […]


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 […]


Milton Eighth Grader Published in The Forward as Part of Youth Essay Contest

May 22, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Kol Hakavod to eighth grader Lilli Libowitz on having her essay published in The Forward! In her article, Lilli wrote about a transformative learning experience she had as a fifth grader when the class did a deep dive study of landmark Supreme Court cases. Read Lilli’s reflections on the impact of her studies about the […]


Sixth Grader’s Tikkun Olam Projects Featured on Area News Outlets

May 11, 2020 by Mariana Lemcovich (Faculty and Staff) Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

NBC News interviewed sixth grader Maya Goldman about her campaign to sew face masks to support two area causes. Maya began by assembling a team and sewing masks that they donated to medical personnel. Now, she is a second phase of her tikkun olam efforts, making and selling face masks and donating the proceeds to […]


News Article about Creativity in Teaching at Milton in Response to Covid

May 8, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Milton was featured in a JTA article about Jewish day schools and the creative ways we are responding to the changes and challenges brought on by COVID19. Read the article here.


Milton Sixth Grader was Selected Finalist in The Forward’s Youth Essay Contest

May 4, 2020 by Mariana Lemcovich (Faculty and Staff)

Congratulations to Milton sixth grader Maya Fritz on being selected as a finalist in The Forward’s Youth Essay Contest and having her submission published! The contest for middle and high schoolers invites students to submit essays, short stories and poems on the topic “What It Means To Be Free in the time of COVID.” Read […]


Milton Students Win Regionals in Cadena Social Entrepreneurship Competition

April 26, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Congratulations to eighth graders Mira E. and Gabriella K.-E. on winning first place in the Cadena Initiative Regional Competition and kol hakavod to Nava F., Eleanor F., and Ilana K. who were named finalists in the social entrepreneurship competition. The Cadena Initiative challenges middle school students to develop projects that mitigate the effects of disease, […]


Building Communities of Curiosity, Discovery, Connection, and Deep Learning

December 12, 2019 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

Middle school students created communities of curiosity, discovery, and deep learning during our Immersive Learning Week. Students in Grades 6 to 8 engaged in deep dive learning in a number of different fields, including art, Judaic text study, coding, law, nature, and flight. These experiences helped students bond with peers across grade levels in the […]


Milton Third Grader Inspires Proclamation by Mayor of Washington DC

November 22, 2019 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

A few months ago, Milton third grader Temima Genauer wrote a letter to DC Mayor Muriel Bowser asking her to declare a “Ruby Bridges Day.” Temima fell in love with learning about Ruby when she was in Kindergarten, and has read many children’s books about her. She wrote to the Mayor asking for a day […]


Students Build Miniature Mishkan, Enhancing In-Depth Study of Shemot

May 22, 2019 by Reut S. (’20) (Students) Shoshana L (’20) (Students)

Seventh grade students built a mini-Mishkan as part of our learning the end of Sefer Shemot. First, we were assigned partners and objects to research and build. Next, we looked through the last two parashiot in Shemot, Vayakhel and Pekudei, to find out how our objects looked and the ways they were built. To ensure […]


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