Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Students: 686 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,500
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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Class of 2009
5.00
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
5.00
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
5.00
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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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
The Masters School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
9-12
Grades Offered (Day)
5-12
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1877
1907
Campus Size
96 acres
125 acres

School Calendar

View the The Masters School yearly calendar below.

Student Body

Enrollment
686 students
300 students
% Students of Color
37%
25%
% International Students
8%
20%
% Students Boarding
21%
70%
Average SAT Score
1343
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
31
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
14 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
15
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$66.7 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,500
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$32,995
% Students on Financial Aid
24%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$44,498
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Acceptance Rate
40%
58%
Director of Admissions
Emma Katznelson
Associate Director of Admissions
Tim Custer

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
15
17
Courses
Art 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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
42
23
Extracurriculars
Arts, 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 - 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

School Notes

  • Set on 96 acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Masters School is a leading independent day and boarding school in New York. We welcome students in grades 5-12 and offer 5- and 7-day boarding options for upper school students. The School`s renowned seminar-style learning approach produces independent thinkers who graduate prepared for college, career and life. Students find their passion on the athletic field, in the studio and on the stage. Day and boarding students benefit from our vibrant 24/7 campus, globally diverse community, proximity to New York City, and accessible residential faculty.
  • 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
    • Nia DaCosta - Nia DaCosta is a director and screenwriter. DaCosta is the first Black female director to debut a film at #1 ("Candyman") and the youngest filmmaker to direct a Marvel film.
    • Alex Pall - Alex Pall is a musician best known as part of the duo The Chainsmokers.
    • Marin Alsop - Marin Alsop is a conductor and violinist. She is currently music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, as well as, chief conductor of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Ravinia Festival.
Profile last updated: 12/08/2021
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  • Acceptance rate: 40%
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  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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