School Life

Academic Support

Extra Help

Extra help periods are dedicated times during the weekday schedule when teachers are available in their designated classroom or campus space so that students can stop in to get help on homework, follow-up on classroom material, or get assistance in preparing for a test, quiz, or written assignment. There are three extra help periods during the week including 35-minute periods on Monday, Thursday, and Friday.

Student Tutors

Millbrook students helping students is the ultimate goal of Student Tutors. Every Monday evening during study hall, Millbrook students who have enjoyed success in a particular subject volunteer to help other students who might have questions. These peer-to-peer help sessions allow to students to come and go, as needed. All student tutors work together under the guidance of Dean of Faculty Kathy Havard.

Academic Center

Millbrook's Colhoun Academic Center serves students, providing a safe, caring, academic environment in an atmosphere of mutual respect. All students are welcome – those who need a one-time conceptual tune-up, those who need ongoing conceptual assistance, those who are preparing for college entrance exams, and those who have diagnosed learning differences.

For students with diagnosed learning differences in the areas of reading, writing, mathematical skills and executive functions, the Colhoun Academic Center offers assistance with the goal of supporting these students in a way that enables them to be successful at Millbrook School and beyond. We strive to empower them to take ownership of their educational experience, reaching for their highest level of self-sufficiency. The ultimate goal for these students is to graduate from Millbrook School with compensatory skills they can invoke here and in the future, and with the confidence to communicate their needs to teachers.

From an initial interview and a careful review of educational testing, the student is involved in a goal-oriented dialogue and assessment process that specifically identifies areas of need. The focus of all activities is the achievement of the highest level of individual academic success and the development of compensatory and self-advocacy skills. In order to achieve these goals, each student is actively involved in the entire process and a consistent degree of communication among faculty, staff, the academic center, and the family is maintained.

If you would like more information about the Colhoun Academic Center, services offered, or its staff, please contact Director Caitlin Sorriento via email or phone (845-677-8261).