Student Experience

Dorm Life

Living with a group of people from diverse backgrounds twenty-four hours a day is a unique experience, one seldom found outside of boarding school. In many ways a student's dormitory will become his or her new home - where best friends and teachers live next door or down the hall. Because dorm life is such a special part of Millbrook, day students also have a bed on which they can sleep should they choose to stay the night. 

Evenings for Millbrook students begin with a buffet-style dinner in the Dining Hall six nights per week and a formal dinner one night each week. Just before formal dinner, students assemble for a chapel talk (sponsored by the school's Spiritual Life Committee) given by a student, a faculty member, or a visiting speaker on a relevant and timely topic. And on special Friday nights, the school community gathers in the Chelsea Morrison Theater in the Holbrook Arts Center to listen to an outside speaker, a panel discussion, a musical or theatrical performance, etc., as part of the forum series.

At 8:00 p.m. evening study hall begins - a quiet period set aside for serious studying in the dorms through 10:00 p.m. - after that, there are sometimes impromptu popcorn parties until "lights out."