As a rigorous college preparatory school, Milken develops independent learners who take responsibility for their academic work and pride in their own success. The Milken curriculum for grades 6-12 is designed to provide a comprehensive liberal arts education integrated with the highest ideals of Judaism, fostering a sense of intellectual curiosity and spiritual growth.
At Milken, we believe in meaningful learning with multiple entry points, multiple means of demonstrating knowledge and multiple definitions of success. Our Upper School students pursue a challenging and varied course of study based on their abilities and developing interests. Typically, students carry no fewer than six academic subjects during each semester in grades 9 through 11 and no fewer than five in grade 12. All required academic classes meet five times over a two-week period.
At Milken, we know that learning also happens outside the walls of the classroom--the kind of learning that is absolutely essential in developing students who think well, belong to something greater than themselves and take positive action. Experiential learning is essential, and grade-level Tiyulim (trips), Camp Milken, Shabbaton and service learning programs are an important component of our curriculum that students look forward to each year.
Milken students learn and grow in an emotionally-responsive, developmentally-appropriate environment – one grounded in rigorous scholarship, ethical action and commitment to dynamic community.
We invite you to explore Milken's academic departments and we hope to see you on campus soon!