Millbrook School

131 Millbrook School Road,
Millbrook, NY 12545
Tel: 845-677-8261 ext. 13
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 282 students
Millbrook School is a coeducational boarding school which offers its 280 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 
2014 School Data
Millbrook School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1931 1908
Campus Size 800 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 282 students 300 students
% Students of Color 12% 18%
% International Students 15% 20%
% Students Boarding 80% 67%
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
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 14 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 60% 66%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $24 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$49,400 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(includes all meals)
% Students on Financial Aid 27% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $30,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 65% -
Acceptance Rate 45% 58%
Director of Admissions Jonathan Downs  
Associate Director of Admissions Linda Casertano  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 14 15
Advanced Biology Advanced Ceramics
Advanced Chemistry Advanced Digital Video
Advanced Drawing Advanced Photography
Advanced Physics Calculus AB
Calculus BC English
French Literature
Painting/Printmaking Spanish


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 12 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis


Total Extracurricular Organizations 25 24
ExtracurricularsBook Club, Diversity, Dorm Leaders, Drama, Environmental Council, Fitness & Conditioning, Hiking & Orienteering, Jazz Ensemble, 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

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Connecticut College 4
St. Lawrence University 4
Boston University 3
College of Charleston 3
Bucknell University 2
Colorado College 2
Dickinson College 2
Elon University 2
Hamilton College 2
Williams College 2
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • School accreditations: NAIS NYSAIS TABS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • William F. Buckley - author
    • Thomas Lovejoy - environmentalist
    • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. - environmental lawyer and activist
    • Serena Altschul - CBS News correspondent
    • Whit Stillman - film director
    • Rufus Wainwright - musician
    • Alistair Horne - author
    • James L. Buckley - former U.S. Senator and federal judge
    • Robert W. Johnson IV - philanthropist and owner of NY Jets
    • Gilbert P. Schafer III - architect

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is The Hotchkiss School (11.4 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • LakevilleThe Hotchkiss School
    11 Interlaken Road
    (860) 435-3102
    11.4 mi | 594 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WallingfordChoate Rosemary Hall
    333 Christian Street
    49.6 mi | 865 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WindsorThe Loomis Chaffee School
    Office of Admission
    50.2 mi | 650 students | Gr. 9-12
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