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The Outdoor Program

The H. Adams Carter ’32 Outdoor Program was founded to honor the Milton graduate, teacher, and...


Paying It Forward

Few things are more inspiring than witnessing the moment a child opens the door to their own potential.


Heather Sugrue Is the New Academic Dean

Heather Sugrue, who this past summer became the new Upper School academic dean, has witnessed two decades of Milton Academy as a math teacher, a house head, and most recently, the math department chair. She replaces Jackie Bonenfant, whose role has transitioned to dean of academic initiatives. In a recent interview, Heather discussed the joy of teaching math, her excitement about her new position, and what makes Milton students so special.


For Facilities Team, Athletics Work Is 24/7

Ernie Ostine’s first day of work for Milton’s facilities department was on a snowy day in February 1978. It’s a story that Steve Zannino, associate director for grounds, events, and fleet management, likes to tell. Worried that it would not look good to not show up, Ernie walked to campus through the heavy snow from his home in Dorchester. He was stuck on campus for the next five days during what became known as the Blizzard of ’78. Forty-one years later, Ernie is the longest-serving member of Milton’s stellar facilities team, a dedicated group that keeps the campus humming.


A Lesson in Love

For math teacher Vanessa Cohen Gibbons, creating a supportive, inclusive environment for all Milton students is both challenging and gratifying.



“And I am the same Wall. The Truth is so . . . ”

By Randall Dunn '83

I played Tom Snout, the tinker, in my Class IV play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. And for the past 40 years, to the dismay of my children, I still enthusiastically recite all my lines whenever someone mentions the play. “In this same interlude it doth befall that I, one Snout by name, present a wall . . . ”


Providing students with the tools to grow and flourish and realize their greatest potential is at the heart of Milton’s mission. It is the principle that informs and guides our ongoing work and that is echoed in the deeds and actions of many of our alumni. We feature some of that work in this issue.