Our Stories

Pre-K Project Fosters Academic Learning, Social-Emotional Skill-Building, and Habits of Mind

February 9, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Our Pre-Kindergarten class engaged in an investigation of identity and the interplay between identity and feelings. As the project progressed, the children reached higher levels of thinking, honed academic skills, flexed social-emotional skills, and gained a stronger sense of self and community.   The open-ended exploration began with guiding questions prompting the children to identify, name […]


Multidisciplinary Exploration of Rock Creek Park

January 28, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

First grade proudly shared the extraordinary final projects from their in-depth and multifaceted learning of Rock Creek Park this week. Parents and guests at Chagigat HaLomdim (Celebration of Learners) also got a window into the learning process and the children’s journey over the course of their semester-long exploration. The hands-on project ignited the children’s curiosity […]


Early American History on Display at Colonial Village

January 27, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

The excitement was palpable! For a few hours this morning, the gym became a Colonial Village as 60 fifth graders donned period costumes and shared their expertise about colonial professions and early American history. Students in other grades came to learn about the lives and work of 18th century merchants and craftspeople. Each fifth grader […]


Uncoverage: Empowering Students to Become Part of History

November 4, 2021 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff) Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

This article was published in HaYidion November 2021. As a doctoral student at Brandeis, Deborah and her classmates were encouraged to design “readings courses” around topics of interest that weren’t otherwise available in the curriculum. As is sometimes the case, the one willing to do the legwork gets to chart the course, and so Deborah […]


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 […]


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 […]


Artful Project Helps Students Cultivate Creativity, Hebrew Language Skills, & Israel Connection

February 25, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

As part of the second grade “All About Me” Hebrew curriculum, students are building their Hebrew vocabulary, cultivating writing skills, honing presentation skills – and connecting to Israeli culture! Recently, the children created self-portraits inspired by the work of Hanoch Piven, an Israeli artist, editorial caricaturist, and illustrator. Piven uses a wide array of random, […]


Second Grade Ingenuity on Display at DC Expo

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

Second graders learned about Washington, D.C. through the lens of the departments that help make the city run. Students worked together in small groups based on the department of their choice such as the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Public Safety. Each group identified the strengths and weaknesses of their department […]


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, […]


Kindergarteners Dream, Design the Milton Friendship Festival

January 2, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Kindergarten re-imagined their Bayit Patuach (Open House) event by launching an interactive event for visiting families that the children dubbed the”Milton Friendship Festival.” In Kindergarten, the overarching theme for the year is community. The teachers decided a study of friendship would be a meaningful way to take a closer look at our community and would […]