The Masters School

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  • Class of 2009
    5 Stars  
    Brown University
    The Masters School can be quickly distinguished from other schools by the style of teaching that takes place. After a quick tour of classes, one will notice that there are no desks. Instead, each classroom. . .

  • Class of 2008
    5 Stars  
    Boston University
    The Masters School prides itself on using the Harkness method of teaching. Rather than sit at individual desks, students face each other around a large table. This style prompts discussion and keeps each. . .

  • Class of 2008
    5 Stars  
    Middlebury College
    One unique aspect of the Masters School for which I was personally very grateful was our Morning Meeting. This was a gathering of the entire upper school and faculty in the theater, three times weekly. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
The Masters SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)5-127-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18771910
Campus Size96 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment499 students313 students
% Students of Color
36%
21%
% International Students
17%
20%
% Students Boarding
40%
67%
Average SAT Score1343* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score31*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size14 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:81:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1517
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$59 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,500$55,000
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$30,000
% Students on Financial Aid
25%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$26,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
40%
55%
Director of AdmissionsEmma Katznelson
Associate Director of AdmissionsTim Custer

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1517
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

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1515
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations4224
ExtracurricularsArts, Big Brother / Big Sister, Business Peer Tutor, Democratic Club, Model United Nations, Onyx, Outdoor Club, Rescuing Earth's Environmental Future, Residental Dorm Captains, Serenity Program, Spanish Club, Tech Production

Club or Organization:
Animation Club, Art Guild, Classics Club, Cultural Exchange Club, Knitting Club, Latin Club, Latinos Unidos, Lunar New Year, M.I.S.H. (community service), Mandarin Peer Tutor, Masterpieces (Yearbook), Muse (dance), Music Club, Nominating Committee, One Love, Operation Smile, Panache (literary magazine), Philosophy Club, Phoenix (drama), Ropes Course, SADD, Sailboat Building, Scholars, Student Discipline Committee, The Naturals (male a cappella), Touring Talent, Urban Connection (dance), Wilderness Leadership Experience, WISE, Zetetics

College Matriculation

Year: 2009 - 201410 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
New York University31
George Washington University24
Cornell University16
Skidmore College13
Hamilton College10
Northeastern University10
Emory University9
Johns Hopkins University9
Oberlin College9
Brown University8
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Founded in 1877, The Masters School is a leading co-ed day, 5 and 7-day boarding school for grades 5-12 located on a beautiful 96-acre campus. Masters is distinguished by its renowned teaching method, an accessible residential faculty and a welcoming and inclusive culture.  Students find their own voices through the School`s transformative seminar-style learning approach, which builds collaborative and confident learners. All students benefit from the boarding school environment featuring true global diversity (students from 30 countries) and a vibrant 24-7 campus life with the majority of faculty living on campus. The result is students who are empowered to realize their greatest potential across academic, athletic and artistic disciplines, and emerge ready for success in college, career and life. 
  • The Masters 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. DioGuardi has worked with many popular a
    • Nancy Kissinger - Nancy Sharon Maginnes Kissinger is a philanthropist, and the second wife of former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. She was a long-time aide to New York governor Nelson Rockefeller before her marriage, recommended to him in 1964 by her future

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