School Hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Drop-off window from 8:15 - 8:30am.
After-Care: Through our partnership with the Boys & Girls Club, all Millennium students are automatically members of the club and have access to after-school programming free of charge, on-site, from 3:30 - 6:00pm.
We've created a unique calendar, focused on supporting deeper learning experiences for students. While the start and end dates are similar to many other schools - the 2017-18 school year will start on August 21, 2017 and end on June 8, 2018 - it's how we use that time that's different.
Terms: Millennium School has five terms each year, each approximately six weeks long. Within each term, students focus on two "Quests" at a time. These Quests are interdisciplinary classes, enabling students to deeply explore problems and projects which link to the real world. See our blog post here on the "Questions" that each Quest explores. Students spend most of each morning in their Quest, able to go deeply into their project topic, while in the afternoon they have a rotation of Math, Foreign Language, Creative Expression & Physical Expression classes.
Intersessions: Before and after each term, we have a one week "intersession." Intersession is an opportunity for even deeper and more focused learning. Students may spend the week apprenticing with a local company; doing an educational trip; designing and completing a challenge project; or participating in a whole-school simulation, for example if Millennium School turned into Ancient Greece for a week. This is not a vacation period; school is still fully in session at the same hours. The first and last intersession of the year are both outdoor expeditions, rich with opportunities for learning about oneself, building resilience, and forming a strong bond with fellow students and faculty.
Key Dates for 2017-2018 School Year
Downloadable Full Calendar
First day of school: August 21, 2017
Last day of school: June 8, 2018
Summer Programming: Through our partnership with the Boys & Girls Club, Millennium students will have access to summer program offerings through the Boys and Girls Club, which have an additional but modest cost.
September 4, 2017 (Labor Day)
October 9, 2017 (Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples' Day)
November 10, 2017 (Veterans Day)
November 20 - 24, 2017 (Thanksgiving Break)
December 22, 2017 - January 5, 2018 (Winter Break)
January 15, 2018 (Martin Luther King, Jr Day)
February 19-23, 2018 (Presidents' Week Break)
April 9 - 13, 2018 (Spring Break)
May 28, 2018 (Memorial Day)