School Life

Athletic Alternatives

While many students choose to play team sports all three seasons, electives such as zoo squad, dance, horseback riding, ski team, or recreational sports are available to some students.

Click on the links below to read more about these athletic alternatives.

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  • Dance

    Fall, Spring
    Millbrook's dance program, led by Ms. Leighann Kowalsky and a team of dance professionals, utilizes two beautiful spaces in the Holbrook Arts Center, the Chelsea Morrison Theater and the full size, black-box capable Murray Dance Studio. The program includes classes for both highly-trained dance students as well as students stepping into the studio for the first time.

    Our technical training program includes modern dance, classical ballet, traditional Irish dance, hip-hop, and contemporary dance. Under the tutelage of active professional dancers and dance educators, students learn impeccable technique and also have access to the inside track of the professional dance world, being exposed to the cuting edge trends in dance, the latest ground-breaking work of choreographers, and the best audition techniques for dance schools and companies.

    Dance students have the valuable opportunity of performing regularly throughout the school year in any of three Arts Nights, and students interested in performing outside of Millbrook School are given numerous opportunities through their dance instructors.
  • Horseback Riding

    Fall, Spring
    An organized riding program for Millbrook students is available at Kildare Stables, located about five minutes from campus. The school provides faculty transportation to Kildare where students are taught by capable staff dedicated to competent instruction for high-level riders ( There is an additional fee for this program and Kildare will bill families directly.
  • Outdoor Skills

    The Outdoor Skills Program consists of hiking, camping, climbing, orienteering, and general etiquette for the outdoors. The program will work on these skills both on and off campus and will have at least one required overnight camping trip. One of the main missions of Outdoor Skills is for the participants to get to know the vast expanse of land on Millbrook’s campus and how to navigate it with ease. In conjunction with this goal, an ongoing project of the group is to create a detailed map of all trails on the 800+ acre Millbrook School property.
  • Racquet Sport Rec

    A varied program of badminton, tennis, squash, ping pong, and pickle ball instruction and games.
  • Skiing/Snowboarding

    Students ski three times/week (weather permitting) at Catamount. Millbrook requires all participants to wear helmets. Students also participate in rigorous land training on non-skiing days.
  • Strength & Conditioning

    Fall, Winter
    A generic strength and conditioning program for the recreational athlete and a more intensive program for varsity level athletes.
  • Theater

    Fall (play), Winter (musical)
    For those who are dramatically inclined, or curious to see what it’s like to act on stage or work behind the scenes. No dramatic experience is necessary.
  • Zoo Squad

    Fall, Winter, Spring
    Spend your afternoons at the Trevor Zoo feeding animals, cleaning pens, working on animal habitats, and assisting with general zoo maintenance.
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