Millbrook School

131 Millbrook School Rd, Millbrook, NY 12545

Founded by Edward Pulling, this small school combines college preparation with particularly strong science, arts and school service programs. Originally a boys' boarding school, Millbrook first admitted girls as day students in 1971, and as boarding students in 1975. The academic program offers a rigorous, traditional curriculum featuring a variety of AP courses, independent studies and electives, as well as field trips in the arts and sciences, forums with guest speakers, and student news and literary publications. In addition, the school conducts a weeklong intersession in which students explore interests outside the classroom or off campus. The 800-acre campus includes a wetlands sanctuary and boardwalk, nature trails, a forest canopy walkway, the six-acre, nationally accredited Trevor Zoo, an observatory and a weather station. Science classes utilize these resources and the school's natural surroundings. Boys and girls interested in the sciences may engage in a special program at Trevor Zoo, a living laboratory that serves as a center for student research and service, for the captive breeding of endangered species and for the recovery of sick or injured native animals. Environmental science, astronomy and animal behavior are among the many science electives. A 34,000-square-foot arts center is the setting for Millbrook's well-developed arts program. Roughly three-quarters of the student body enroll in an arts course each term. Offerings include dance, choreography, ceramics, photography, filmmaking, acting, and musical performance and history. Pupils participating in the arts have frequent opportunities for performance and exhibition. Each student plays an active role in the functioning of the school and is required to choose one activity in the community service program. Students may, for example, manage the school store, run the community outreach program, recycle and compost campus materials, work at the school bank or care for animals at the zoo. Boys and girls also have various leadership opportunities, and Millbrook maintains a peer counseling program in which students provide support for fellow pupils. Students must play team sports during at least two of the three athletic seasons. Alternative selections include horseback riding, zoo squad, dance, an improvisational theater group and recreational sports.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Coed Grades 9-PG
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address131 Millbrook School Rd, Millbrook, NY 12545
Year Established1931
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorDrew J. Casertano
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment280
Boarding Students222
Day Students58
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