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Millbrook's 93rd Commencement Ceremonies will be held May 25 and May 26, 2024.
Please see below the general weekend schedule. 
Commencement invitations will be mailed to parents in March 2024.

Below is a prelimiary outline of Commencement Weekend activities. Any changes to this schedule will be finalized by March 2024.

Saturday, May 25
5:30 p.m. Senior Class Gift Dedication
6:00 p.m.  Senior Class Dinner for VIth formers, their parents, and their advisors
7:45 p.m. Prize Night Ceremony, parents and family guests are invited to attend. Underform students and faculty will also be in attendance.
8:45 p.m. At the conclusion of Prize Night, VIth formers and faculty only will proceed to the Flagler Memorial Chapel for the brief traditional Last Night Ceremony.
9:00 p.m. All students, parents, family friends, and faculty are invited to a special dessert celebration after the Last Night ceremony.

Sunday, May 26
9:00 a.m. Seniors gather to receive gifts and flowers
9:30 a.m. Class photo and individual graduate photos, preparing for the procession
11:00 a.m. Commencement Exercises begin under the tent
12:00 p.m. Luncheon for all in attendance
by 4:00 p.m. VIth formers move out of dorms and depart campus

Please don't hesitate to be in touch with Special Programs Coordinator Diane Dalton or Director of Parent Programs Barbara Gatski should you have any questions related to Commencement activities.

Dress guidelines for Commencement are as follows:
1. White shirt, navy jacket, and white pants. Millbrook will gift a school tie, and the student will have a choice of a bowtie or traditional necktie.

2. Formal white dress. Millbrook will gift a pendant necklace engraved with our school shield and the graduation year. 

Boys may also order a Millbrook pendant - a charge of $185 will be assessed on the student's My Millbrook Spending account.
to RSVP for
Commencement Weekend events

Meet Millbrook's 2024 Commencement Speaker

Rabbi Darcie Crystal brings over twenty years of diverse professional experience in roles that include serving as a congregational leader, educator, and board chair of multiple nonprofit organizations. Her work highlights a deep commitment to community building and education, and she has shared this commitment with Millbrook students and faculty since the Crystal family became a part of our school community in 2020. She has played a very active role in facilitating dinners and on-campus activities for the Jewish student group, including celebratory meals during important holidays. Rabbi Crystal also joined a diverse group of board members, alumni, faculty, students, and other parents in sharing and assessing a 2022 National Association of Independent School's survey to evaluate Millbrook's current standing in the areas of diversity, multiculturalism, equity, and justice.

At Central Synagogue’s Center for Exploring Judaism in New York City, Rabbi Crystal works extensively with individuals from various backgrounds, fostering an inclusive approach to religious education and guiding those who seek conversion to Judaism. She has taught numerous classes in Central Synagogue’s Adult Education department and in the rabbinical school at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She previously served as a rabbi at Temple Beth-El of Great Neck and Tamid: The Downtown Synagogue. She is also known for her past leadership as Chair of the boards of Moving Traditions and the Princeton University Center for Jewish Life/Hillel.

Rabbi Crystal holds a BA from Princeton University and an MAHL and ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She resides in Manhattan with her husband Jonathan, their children Eli '24, Hannah '25, and Abram, and their dog Maisy.

Photographs and Livestream

Professional photographers from Highpoint Pictures will be on hand to document the Commencement Exercises. They will take the senior class portrait, individual graduation portraits, individual color photos of all students receiving their diplomas, and as many senior commencement-day candids as they can. In addition, they will be happy to take any family or group photos you request. Just find any one of the Highpoint photographers and stand in front of the camera! Soon after Commencement, Highpoint will be in touch with you directly and make the proofs available to you online for optional purchase. 

Both the Prize Ceremony and Commencement Exercises will be livestreamed. You can access the livestream at the start of each event on Millbrook’s YouTube channel. These events will be recorded and available for viewing at any time on our YouTube channel