Millbrook School - Review #1

Millbrook School
5

About the Author:

College Enrolled New York University
Home Town, State (Country) Katonah, NY
Years Attended Boarding School 1
Activities During Boarding School Millbrook maintains a top notch arts program for students to explore various forms of art. Whether it be visual or performing arts, almost every student is involved. Millbrook sheds light on art to those who have not considered exploring it before. I'd often see hockey recruits act in the Fall Play, or Winter Musical.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
When I think of Millbrook, I think of the overwhelming support from the student body and faculty. Millbrook to me is special in that it maintains a strong and connected community, that continues as you venture off to become an alumni.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Boarding School really helped shape me into the person I am today.. through the student body and faculty, I have learned to live in a community of equals that give back.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
To be open to trying new things.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The strong sense of community, and hanging out on the quad.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
The quad is a great place, you never have to text your friends because they will automatically be there.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Millbrook Academics prepared me well for college! All three years I spent there, I took French (which happened to be one of my favorite courses). When a student enters the Language Center, they must shift their mindset to speak in an alternate language, other than English. This helped me become more fluent and comfortable when speaking French because I'd often have to think about what i was saying. These skills I possessed at Millbrook helped me through college, as it made it easy for me to learn and feel challenged.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Although I wasn't heavily involved in Millbrook's Athletic Program, we as a community would support every team as they'd face other schools in matches and games.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Millbrook maintains a top notch arts program with excellent arts faculty who care for the students on a one to one basis. Most arts faculty go by there first name and are incredibly personable, and knowledgeable people.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Community Service - At Millbrook, there are many opportunities to give back to others and the community itself by stepping up and acquiring leadership positions. Whether it be a dorm leader, peer counselor, prefect, or zoo curator, everyone gives back one way or another.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
The dorm is a great place, as it truly harnesses the word 'community' into Millbrook's vocabulary. Dorms are great for hanging out, doing homework, getting to know others. Dorm Parents and Leaders were superb through my 3 years there.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Dining Hall was decent. It was never bad, but some nights were fantastic.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Not much to do off campus, cell service isn't prime.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
I will always have my friends from Millbrook.. They are truly friends for life.

Alumni Reviews
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  • Millbrook School Alumni #1
    Class of 2016
    5 Stars   12/28/2016
    New York University
    When I think of Millbrook, I think of the overwhelming support from the student body and faculty. Millbrook to me is special in that it maintains a strong and connected community, that continues as you. . .
  • Millbrook School Alumni #2
    Class of 2016
    5 Stars   12/3/2016
    Syracuse University
    One obvious factor that made my school unique was the on-campus zoo. This had an incredible range of animals from baby red pandas to otters. It has also an incredible amount of endangered animals as. . .
  • Millbrook School Alumni #3
    Class of 2016
    5 Stars   12/3/2016
    Washington University in St Louis
    Millbrook's biggest differentiating factor from all other boarding schools is the Trevor Zoo. The Trevor Zoo is located on Millbrook's campus and is the only AZA accredited zoo on a high school campus in the. . .
  • Millbrook School Alumni #4
    Class of 2015
    5 Stars   12/28/2016
    Cornell University
    One of our school mottos was everyone is known and needed. That couldn't have been more true. With such a small student size, every student was truly known and valued. The faculty was amazing and. . .
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