The Masters School

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  • Review #1 - Class of 2009Brown University The Masters School can be quickly distinguished from other schools by the style of teaching that takes place. After a. . .
  • Review #2 - Class of 2008Boston University The Masters School prides itself on using the Harkness method of teaching. Rather than sit at individual desks, students. . .
  • Review #3 - Class of 2008Middlebury College One unique aspect of the Masters School for which I was personally very grateful was our Morning Meeting. This was. . .
  • Review #4 - Class of 2006Bentley University The Masters School's teaching technique uses Harkness tables in the classroom to promote classroom discussions which teaches the students not. . .
  • Review #5 - Class of 2005Columbia University Masters is unique because of its wonderful relationship between students and faculty. Because many faculty members live on campus as. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
The Masters School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) 5-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1877 1910
Campus Size 96 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 493 students 295 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics 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 15 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $39 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,500 $50,475
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$42,400 $28,200
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $26,000 $22,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / Dec. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsKeith Holton
Associate Director of AdmissionsTim Custer

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 15 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations 42 23
ExtracurricularsAnimation Club, Art Guild, Classics Club, Community Government, Cooking Club, Debate Club, Dobbs 16 (co-ed a cappella), Dobbs Athletic Association, Dohters (female a cappella), Environment Club, Film Club, Football Club, French Club, Games Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Glee Club, Gold Key Club, 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 - 2014 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
New York University 31
George Washington University 24
Cornell University 16
Skidmore College 13
Hamilton College 10
Northeastern University 10
Emory University 9
Johns Hopkins University 9
Oberlin College 9
Brown University 8
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • The Masters School celebrates active participation, deep understanding, and meaningful connection. A community of diverse individuals, we gather to learn, to strive, to dare, to do -- to be a power for good in the world.
  • To Learn - We believe that students learn best when they construct their own meanings. This belief is reflected in the architecture of the classroom itself: the Harkness table gathers students and teachers to build knowledge and learn from one another. Our students practice communication and thinking skills by developing and supporting their ideas, listening carefully to others, working collaboratively, and sharing feedback. In the process, they come to understand their own approaches to learning and value those of others. This group experience fosters a sense of collective responsibility, an appreciation of others, and a feeling of accomplishment in creating something unique and profound.
  • To Strive - We believe that our environment must inspire students to strive to be their best selves -- in academic, athletic, artistic, and all other endeavors. In working to achieve their goals, students learn to persevere. A community-wide focus on growth enables them to navigate challenges and become resourceful, confident, and resilient.
  • To Dare - We believe that we must empower students to dare -- to wonder, to question what is known, and to explore what is unknown. Our culture of kindness and inclusivity applauds students who take risks, learn from setbacks, and gain new perspectives.
  • To Do - We believe that learning is doing. We ask our students to be more than consumers of content -- we ask them to use what they learn to solve problems and design new visions for the world and their place in it. For our students, learning is experiential, and experience shapes learning.
  • To Be a Power for Good in the World - When Eliza B. Masters founded The Masters School in 1877, she set out to educate each student "to be a power for good in the world." Today, we continue to hold this mission as central to everything we do. As our students contend with real-world issues both in and out of the classroom, they gain empathy, confidence, and a sense of responsibility to fulfill Miss Masters` most important mission. 
  • School accreditations: TABS, ISAAGNY, Middle States, NAIS, NYSAIS
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