Historic Ribbon Cutting at West Hall, Millbrook’s Newest Dormitory
On Friday, October 3rd the community gathered in West Hall’s main lobby to officially celebrate the opening of our newest dormitory.
Millbrook’s board of trustees, current parents, West Hall’s first group of boarders, the “Westies,” and Headmaster Drew Casertano gathered for the official ribbon cutting. Mr. Casertano addressed the audience about the schools progress and handed the scissors over to the Westies to cut the ribbon.
Although Millbrook became co-educational in 1971, West Hall is the first dormitory on campus that was architecturally designed specifically to house our female students. This magnificent new dormitory, located between Burton Hall and the Mills Athletic Center, houses 44 boarding students, 24 day students, and 7 faculty members. Accommodations include spacious mud rooms, a kitchen for student use, a “phone booth” for private and emergency calls, washers and dryers in each bathroom, and much more.
West Hall was constructed to the highest environmental standards, as are all new building projects on campus, with a ground coupled heat source system, passive house standards for insulation, recycled materials, bamboo floors, and local sourcing for a variety of building materials.
Millbrook’s campus has evolved tremendously over the past several years as facilities improvements have been made in almost every area of school life. The school is continuing to develop in ways that are consistent with our mission and support our ambition to be the finest small, co-educational, college-preparatory boarding school in the country. To that end, our future holds an enrollment of just over 300 students, and the construction and implementation of West Hall greatly supports that growth.