Jonathan Downs '98
B.A., M.A. Middlebury College
Ed.M. Harvard University
Appointed 2021

Core Values

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Service
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Curiosity

Residential & Student Life

  • On campus community service program requires all students to participate in the daily operation of the school.
  • Eight dormitories ranging from 23 to 44 students each with four dorm faculty and two to four student prefects assigned to each
  • Performance groups including
  • Millbrook Singers
  • Choreography Group
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Instrumental Ensemble
  • Improv Theater Group
  • Drama program
  • 38 teams in 14 Interscholastic sports
  • 48 student activities and service groups


  • Rigorous college preparatory education
  • Average class size: 12
  • Advanced Placement and Honors courses
  • Independent studies, study abroad, and semester away opportunities
  • Culminating experience for seniors
  • Unique hands-on learning at the Trevor Zoo where students interact daily with over 180 exotic and indigenous animals.


  • 325 Boarding and Day students (84% boarding, 16% day)
  • The current Millbrook student body represents 23 states and 17 foreign countries
  • 75 current students have a sibling who either attends or has attended Millbrook
  • 11 current students have a close relative (parent or grandparent, for example) who attended Millbrook


800-acre campus outside the village of Millbrook, NY (Dutchess County)

90 miles from New York City


80 faculty members on campus

Over 80% hold advanced degrees

All faculty members serve as advisors, have community service responsibilities, are coaches and advisors to students and/or student activities.