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Spring Family Day

Parents are invited to join us for Millbrook's 2022 Spring Family Day. IIIrd - Vth form parents will have opportunities to hear from faculty leaders in academics, student life, and health and wellness, and VIth form parents will learn important details about Commencement Weekend.

Parents will be notified ahead of time if their Vth form student will be awarded a special prize in the Underform Awards Ceremony. This ceremony includes college book prizes, art awards, and Millbrook's Founders' Prize.

The Founders' Prize was established by Bradford Mills '44 to honor the qualities that Millbrook's founders, Edward and Lucy Pulling, sought to inspire in their students. It is given annually to a member of the Vth form who has displayed an enthusiasm for life's challenges, a creative and innovative spirit, and a commitment to the community and to team play. Along with receiving a cup and the recipient's name being listed on a permanent trophy, the winner receives a scholarship to NOLS, Outward Bound, or a similar program for the summer following the Vth form year.

Continue reading below for descriptions of the book awards and arts awards.
8:00 a.m.-Noon Scheduled advisor conferences

Registration and refreshments (Mills Athletic Center Lobby and Casertano Hall)
8:45–9:45 a.m. Underform Awards Ceremony (Holbrook Arts Center, Chelsea Morrison Theater)

IIIrd, IVth, and Vth form students attend plus parents of award winners (notifications will be sent ahead of time)

This event will be livestreamed on Millbrook's YouTube channel.
9:00-9:45 a.m.  VIth Form Program for VIth form students
What It Means To Be a Millbrook Alum
10:00-10:45 a.m.  State of the School Address (Holbrook Arts Center, Chelsea Morrison Theater)

Headmaster Jonathan Downs '98 will deliver the State of the School Address to parents.
11:00 a.m.-Noon Faculty panels for IIIrd-Vth form parents Academic, Health and Wellness, and Student Life Panels (Holbrook Arts Center, Chelsea Morrison Theater)

Commencement information session for VIth form parents
Meet with Barbara Gatski and Diane Dalton who will share details of Commencement Weekend (Flagler Memorial Chapel)
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Buffet lunch (Casertano Hall)                
12:30-1:30 p.m. Plated lunch with two parent speakers (Prum Hall, Class of 2018 Meeting Room)
Learn more about our parent speakers below
Afternoon Athletic events


Dr. Samantha Boardman P '24 is a New York-based positive psychiatrist, professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, and author of Everyday Vitality. She received a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, completed a 4-year residency program in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, and earned an additional master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the founder of Positive Prescription, sharing practical and achievable strategies for life-enhancement and resilience-building and offering her take on why they matter. Additionally, her work has been featured in Translational Neuroscience, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, The American Journal of Psychiatry, and The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. She is a frequent contributor to Psychology Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Thrive Global, and a guest on the Today Show and Good Day New York.

Anne Fulenwider P '24
 is a former magazine editor and a believer in the power of storytelling. She began her career at the literary magazine The Paris Review, spent ten years at Vanity Fair editing such writers as Carl Bernstein and Dominick Dunne, and in 2009, was named editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, overseeing all content and brand extensions in the United States. While at Marie Claire, she became the mentor on Project Runway Allstars, served as a judge for the Pulitzer Prizes, and launched a conference for entrepreneurs called The Power Trip. Fulenwider has interviewed women including Melinda Gates, Mindy Kaling, Tracee Ellis Ross, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Anne Wojicki on stages such as the Makers Conference and South by Southwest. After her mother died of a sudden heart attack in 2016, Fulenwider became motivated to make an impact in women’s health. Inspired by all the women she has met who are building a better world for women by disrupting industries, she became an entrepreneur herself in 2020, launching Alloy Women's Health to change the conversation around women’s post-reproductive health. Anne is a graduate of Harvard University and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children.


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  • Aurelian Honors Society Book Award

    The Aurelian Honors Society was founded at Yale University in 1910, with the motto “Ever Striving for the Best”. The Aurelian Honors Prize is given to someone who has demonstrated high scholarship and sound character.
  • Elmira College Key

    The Elmira College Alumni Association Board of Directors present the Elmira College Key to one outstanding student from the Vth form class.  This student is eligible for an award that holds a total scholarship value of $80,000 upon the student’s enrollment at Elmira College.
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Merit Award in Math and Science

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), as a leader and pioneer in the study of math and science, presents this award in recognition of those students at selected independent and public high schools whose scholarship is evident in the study of these disciplines. The merit award includes eligibility for a financial award of at least $100,000 over four years at RPI.
  • Sewanee Book Award for Excellence in Writing

    The University of the South recognizes outstanding Vth formers from a select group of high schools nationwide with the Sewanee Book Award for Excellence in Writing.  This student should demonstrate leadership, academic scholarship, involvement in their community, and the continued promise of outstanding writing achievement in the future.
  • The Bates College Book Award

    The Bates College Book Award is presented in recognition of outstanding leadership, academic achievement, and creativity in the spirit of the Bates College motto Amore ac Studio, "With Ardor and Devotion.”
  • The Kenyon Book Award

    The Kenyon Book Award is given to a member of the Vth form class who embodies the highest levels of intellectual engagement, creativity, and community that are central to the liberal arts and sciences.
  • The Smith College Book Award

    The Smith College Book Award recognizes the achievements of an outstanding Vth former who exemplifies academic potential, achievement, and leadership qualities.
  • The University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award

    The Young Leaders Award seeks to recognize future leaders who show strong leadership experience at school and in their community. This award means the student will be considered for a minimum scholarship of $10,000 a year upon the student’s enrollment at the University of Rochester.
  • The Wesleyan Book Award

    The Wesleyan Book Award is granted for demonstrating the attributes necessary to succeed in the pursuit of a liberal arts education at the college level:  independent, creative thought, and academic excellence in a wide range of subjects, as well as commitment and achievement in non-academic fields of interest.
  • The Williams College Book Award

    The Williams College Book Award is given to a Vth former in the top five percent of his or her class who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and has made a significant contribution to the extracurricular life of the school.
  • University of Rochester/Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award in Humanities and Social Sciences

    The University of Rochester sponsors a national program at selected independent and public high schools to recognize outstanding achievement by Vth formers in the humanities and social sciences.  This award is a recognition that the study of the humanities provides the broad underpinnings of an education that will serve them well no matter what their chosen careers might be. This award means the students will be considered for a minimum scholarship of $10,000 a year upon the student’s enrollment at the University of Rochester.
  • University of Rochester/Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology

    The Vth former nominated for this award should meet the following criteria: a strong interest in innovation and/or information technology, a high level of achievement in this area, exposure to new technologies, leading other students to new approaches to old problems, business plans for fundraising, innovative community service, and after school activities. This award means the student will be considered for a minimum scholarship of $10,000 a year upon the student’s enrollment at the University of Rochester.


Arts Awards
    Drawing & Painting
    Instrumental Music
    Vocal Music
    Technical Theater
English Award

Athletics Schedule