131 Millbrook School Road
Millbrook, NY 12545
Millbrook, NY 12545
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 304 students
At Millbrook the Flagler Memorial Chapel is used as a gathering place for morning assemblies as well as for guest speakers and evening chapel talks.
The Holbrook Arts Center not only houses studios for dance, ceramics, two-dimensional study and music, but it is also home to the Warner Gallery, a photography suite, practice rooms, lecture hall, classrooms and offices. At its center is the 325-seat Chelsea Morrison Theater.
At the end of the winter term, students and faculty participate in a week-long Intersession program, designed for the exploration of non-traditional subjects and projects.
Students have participated in the Millbrook's community service program since the school's founding in 1931. Among the approximately 35 services a student may chose from are the post office (shown here), recycling, Strong Box (student bank) and the Trevor Zoo.
Millbrook's 800-acre campus centers around the Flagler Quad which is the center of activity for the community.
Millbrook School is a coeducational boarding school which offers its 300 students in grades 9-12 a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that integrates academics, service, athletics, arts, and leadership.
Since its founding in 1931, the school has encouraged its students to develop as strong and healthy individuals as well as concerned citizens of the world and its environment.
Located on 800 scenic acres in Dutchess County, Millbrook is a leader among independent schools in conservation and sustainability.
Honors and AP courses are offered as well as many electives, independent study, a culminating experience for seniors, and Intersession.
Exceptional offerings in the visual and performing arts complement a strong competitive and recereational athletic program.
All students and faculty participate in an on-campus communty service program which embodies the school's motto, Non Sibi Sed Cunctis - Not For Oneself But for All.
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|Definition of Terms
2016 School Data
|Millbrook School||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered||9-12, PG||9-12|
|Campus Size||800 acres||110 acres|
|Enrollment||304 students||295 students|
|% Students of Color||
|% International Students||
|% Students Boarding||
|Average SAT Score||n/a||* National Avg. »View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||Yes||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Frequency of Saturday Classes||Weekly||Weekly|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual||Casual|
|Average Class Size||12 students||12
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:5||1:7|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||16||16|
|ESL Courses Offered||No||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree||
|Summer Program Offered||No||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$33 million||$16 million|
(includes all meals)
|% Students on Financial Aid||
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$35,000||$22,000|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||No||No|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 15 / rolling||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||Yes||No|
|Average Percentile SSAT||67||-|
|Director of Admissions||Jonathan Downs|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Linda Casertano|
AP / Advanced Courses
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||16||16|
|Courses||Advanced Biology, Advanced Ceramics, Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Digital Video, Advanced Drawing, Advanced Painting/Printmaking, Advanced Photography, Advanced Physics, Advanced Science Research, Advanced Spanish Literature, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English, AP French, AP Spanish, AP Statistics|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||13||14|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||25||23|
|Extracurriculars||Book Club, Diversity Club, Dorm Prefects, Drama Club, Environment Club, Fitness Club, Hiking Club, Jazz Club, Literary magazine, Millbrook Singers, Model UN, Outreach, Peer Counselors, Riding, SCAPE (Students Concerned About Planet Earth), School Newspaper, Senior Prefects, Skiing and Snowboarding, Student Advisors, Student Council, Student Tutors, Tour Guides, Ultimate Frisbee, Yearbook, Zoo Squad|
|Year: 2010||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|St. Lawrence University||4|
|College of Charleston||3|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- Every aspect of the curriculum is intended to develop: curiosity and a commitment to intellectual excellence, critical thinking, and the joy of learning; respect for oneself and for others; a moral framework based on personal integrity; a commitment to serve as stewards of the natural world; and a readiness to use one’s knowledge and skills in service to others. These five cores values are summarized in the anacronym RIS2C
- To fulfill its mission, Millbrook School offers a rigorous, varied and comprehensive curriculum which is individually oriented, includes all aspects of learning, and requires meaningful, active involvement in the daily life of the school. Equally important, Millbrook attracts and maintains a faculty with a demonstrated commitment and the ability to teach in a variety of roles, as well as a capable, motivated, and diverse student body.
- Students who are interested in the sciences will find that Millbrook offers a unique program at its Trevor Zoo which houses more than 150 animals, representing 50 different species, seven of which are endangered. Accredited by the AZA (American Zoo and Acquarium Association), it is a first-rate living laboratory which serves not only as a community service for 45 students, but also as a center for student research, for the captive breeding of endangered species, and for the recovery of sick and injured native animals. This unique facility is paired with a spectacular $12 million gold LEED-certified math and science center(completed in 2008) which contains 4 labs, 5 classrooms dedicated to mathematics, and a technology center.
- A talented group of gifted, devoted teachers share a passion for their disciplines, a commitment to and belief in the power of education, and a desire to involve themselves deeply in the lives of young people. The faculty encourages students to be curious, involved, active learners. In reference to Millbrook’s strong faculty/student relationship, Drew Casertano, headmaster since 1990, said “Never again in your life will so many people be dedicated to helping you succeed.”
- Millbrook’s students are fully immersed in the life of their school. The school’s ideal size fosters a strong sense of community, allows students to be known and needed, and provides all sorts of opportunities for students to be involved. Millbrook students are encouraged to explore their talents and interests and to contribute to the well-being of others. All students participate in the school’s community service program which gives them direct responsibility for operating services which support almost every facet of school life – recycling, working in the school bank, caring for animals in the zoo, participating in outreach programs – to name a few.
- Millbrook has a long history of strong, competitive athletics with a high standard of sportsmanship. The school’s athletic program boasts a state-of-the art $9 million, 86,000 square foot athletic center.
- The arts are a full partner in Millbrook’s overall program. A rich and varied curricula in music, art, and drama is enhanced by many opportunities for performance and exhibition. The $8.5 million, 34,000 square foot Holbrook Arts Center is home to an exceptional arts faculty and 80% of the student body who elect to take an art class each term.
- Students come to Millbrook in search of great teachers and exciting programs. Once found, they also discover themselves.
- School accreditations: NAIS NYSAIS TABS
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