School Traditions

School Traditions

Every school has its traditions, and at Milken, ours run deep. Many of our traditions started the very first year Milken began in the early 1990s, and have grown in scope and impact ever since. Students at Milken look forward to exciting events and milestones that have long ushered their peers into our classrooms and out into the wider world. Often what alumni remember the most about their experience at Milken was the time spent bonding with friends and classmates on class trips, at the Annual Shabbaton or during one of their culminating Senior Year events.

List of 6 items.

  • Welcome Days

    During Division 6-8 (Middle School) orientation, students join together for experiential learning and community-building before classes officially begin. Orientation and welcome days allow students to make new friends, meet with their advisory group and get ready for the academic year.
  • Homecoming

    Every fall, Milken parent volunteers and staff organize a lively Homecoming event featuring carnival games, delicious food, activities and, most importantly, a football game featuring our Milken Wildcats! This annual tradition draws more than 700 students, parents, alumni, staff and supporters.
  • Purim

    Hijinks are the order of the day as students learn – through traditional and comedic means – the origins and importance of the festive Purim holiday. Highlights of Purim include costume parades, delicious hamantashen, and a senior class Purim shpiel video premiere for the rest of the school.
  • Senior Year

    Senior year at Milken is designed to give students time to refine and reflect on the work they have accomplished as they prepare for the transition to college. While completing the college application process and maintaining their high academic standards, our seniors also enjoy a series of events that help them mark this exceptional moment in their lives: the Senior Shabbaton, Senior Mystery Night, special Senior Treats, Senior Prom, a celebration of learning during the Senior Siyyum, and a meaningful Graduation ceremony with parents, friends and family.
  • Tiyulim (Class Trips)

    At Milken, experiential learning is essential, and therefore Tiyulim (trips) are a component of our curriculum that students look forward to. Some learning can only happen outside 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.
  • Shabbaton

    Spirited worship, deep discussions, meaningful reflection – these are just a few of the things Milken students experience at the Shabbaton, a tradition since the school began in the early 1990's. An overnight experience at a local Jewish camp where students have an opportunity to bond and have fun away from the everyday life of school, the Shabbaton allows students to get out into nature and celebrate with friends. It is a cornerstone of school community-building and creates memories to last a lifetime.

Grade 11 Tiyul 2022: Not a Field Trip

Homecoming 2022

-Milken Student

I look forward to Homecoming every year. It's a chance to come together with my friends and enjoy such a fun night with the whole community!

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