The Masters School

49 Clinton Avenue,
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Tel: 914-479-6420
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 473 students
"THE MISSION OF THE MASTERS SCHOOL is to provide the challenging academic environment, that for over a century, has encouraged critical, creative and independent habits of thought as well as a lifelong passion for learning.
The Masters School promotes and celebrates academic achievement, artistic development, ethical awareness, technological literacy, athletic endeavor and personal growth..."

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2013 School Data
The Masters School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12 7-12
Grades Offered (Day) 5-12 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1877 1907
Campus Size 96 acres 125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 473 students 300 students
% Students of Color 30% 18%
% International Students 17% 20%
% Students Boarding 40% 67%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 14 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 16 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 70% 65%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $27 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$52,430 $46,950
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$37,300 $26,280
% Students on Financial Aid 25% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $26,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Feb. 1 / Dec. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 40% 57%
Director of Admissions Keith Holton  
Associate Director of Admissions Tim Custer  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 16 15
Art History Biology
Calculus AB Calculus BC
Chemistry Chinese Language & Culture
English Language English Literature
European History French Language
Music Theory Physics C Mechanics
Spanish Language Statistics
Studio Art United States History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 41 24
ExtracurricularsAnime Club, Art Guild, Classics Club, Community Government, Cooking Club, Debate Club, Dobbs 16 (co-ed a cappella), Dobbs Athletic Association, Dohters (female a cappella), Environmental Club, Film Club, Football Club, French Club, Gaming Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Glee Club, Gold Key, Improv Club, International Club, Knitting Club, Latin Club, Latinos Unidos, M.I.S.H. (community service), Masterpieces (Yearbook), Model United Nations,

College Matriculation

Year: 2009-2013 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
New York University 25
Cornell University 13
Skidmore College 11
Emory University 8
American University 7
Bucknell University 7
Hamilton College 7
Northeastern University 7
Oberlin College 7
University of Chicago 7
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School Notes:

  • THE MISSION OF THE MASTERS SCHOOL is to provide the challenging academic environment, that for over a century, has encouraged critical, creative and independent habits of thought as well as a lifelong passion for learning. The Masters School promotes and celebrates academic achievement, artistic development, ethical awareness, technological literacy, athletic endeavor and personal growth. The School strives to maintain a diverse community that encourages students to participate actively in decisions affecting their lives and to develop an appreciation of their responsibilities in the larger world.

  • School accreditations: TABS, ISAAGNY, Middle States, NAIS, NYSAIS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Kara DioGuardi - Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, music publisher, A&R executive, composer and TV personality. She writes music primarily in the light pop-rock, dance, and R&B genres.
    • Nancy Kissinger - Nancy Sharon Maginnes Kissinger is a philanthropist, and the second wife of former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is The Stony Brook School (39.1 miles away)
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  • Stony Brook The Stony Brook School
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    39.1  mi  |  332  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • South Kent South Kent School
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    50.3  mi  |  180  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Washington The Gunnery
    51.5  mi  |  298  students  |  Gr.  9-12
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