The Masters School at a Glance

The Masters School is a coed day and boarding school that engages fifth through twelfth grade students in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Located on a picturesque 96-acre campus, we are just 30 minutes from New York City.


Head of School

  • Maureen Fonseca, Ph.D.


Middle School (grades 5-8)

  • 175 Students
  • Grade 5 coeducational
  • Grades 6-8 classes separated by gender

Upper School (coed, boarding and day, grades 9-12)

  • 485 Students
  • Students from 15 states and 31 countries


  • 118 full-time faculty members
  • 75% have advanced degrees (74 masters, 8 Ph.D., 3 J.D., 2 M.D.)
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Faculty/Student ratio: 1:7

Tuition and Fees 2014-2015

Upper School

  • Boarding - $55,050
  • Day - $39,150

Middle School

  • Day - $37,875

Financial Aid

  • 25 percent of student body receive need-based financial aid
  • Approximately $4.4 million awarded in financial aid 

2013-2014 Annual Fund

  • $1.9 million


  • $30 million

Varsity and Junior Varsity Sports

  • Fall: Cross Country, Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball
  • Winter: Basketball, Fencing, Indoor Track and Field
  • Spring: Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field 

Board of Trustees

  • Tracy Tang Limpe ’80, Board Chair
  • Ralph Rosenberg P’13, ’15, ’16, ’19 is Board Vice Chair
  • 24 members: 10 alumnae; 12 parents; 2 ex-officio--the Alumnae/i Board President and Parent Association President.

Drama, Music, and Dance

  • Dobbs 16 (coed a cappella)
  • The Naturals (male a cappella)
  • Dohters (female a cappella)
  • Glee Club 
  • Community Orchestra
  • Jazz Band
  • Swing Band 
  • The Masters School Dance Company
  • Muse Dance Club
  • Urban Connection
  • Phoenix (Honorary Drama Society)

Other Clubs (partial listing)

  • Aceing Autism
  • Anime Club
  • Architecture Club
  • Artists in Action
  • Biology Club
  • Cinema Society
  • Community Government 
  • Computer Science Club
  • Creative Writing Club
  • DAA (Dobbs Athletic Association)
  • Debate Club
  • GALS
  • Gaming Club
  • Gardening Club
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Gold Key Society
  • History Club
  • Improv Club
  • International Club
  • JSA
  • Latinos Unidos
  • Masters Filmmakers Guild
  • Makers Club
  • Masterpieces (yearbook)
  • MISH
  • Model UN
  • Muse
  • Onyx
  • Outdoors Club
  • Panache (literary magazine)
  • Phoenix (honorary drama society)
  • REEF
  • SADD
  • Spanish & French Clubs
  • Sports Analysts Club
  • Tower (student newspaper)
  • Ubuntu
  • Young Activists Club
  • Zetetics (robotics)


Masters Hall

  • Harkness Table Classrooms
  • Claudia Boettcher Theatre
  • Two-Story Art Studio
  • Administrative Offices
  • Pittsburgh Library
  • Digital Language Lab
  • Digital Media Lab
  • Film Photo Lab

Morris Hall Science and Technology Center

  • Science Labs and Harkness Classrooms
  • Computer Labs

Middle School Building

Athletic Facilities

  • Gymnasium
  • Fitness Center
  • Baseball and Softball Fields
  • Soccer, Lacrosse and Field Hockey Fields
  • 8 Tennis Courts
  • Turf Field and Competitive Track

The Cameron Mann Dining Hall

  • Student Activity Center
  • Meeting Rooms

Strayer Hall

  • 10 Music Practice Rooms with guitars,15 grand pianos, and harpsichord
  • Digital Sound Lab
  • Professional Dance Studio

Six Dormitories

Health Center

Faculty Apartments and On-Campus Housing

Estherwood Mansion

Masters Athletic and Arts Center (MAAC)
   (New 75,000-sq.-ft. building opening 2015)



Accreditations & Affiliations

Middle States Accreditation

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New York State Association of Independent Schools

Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY)

The Parents League of New York

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Secondary School Admission Test Bureau (SSATB)

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

Educational Testing Bureau (ERB)


Cabrini Immigrant Services



2009-2014 College Placement (Partial Listing)

American University
Bard College
Barnard College
Bates College
Berklee College of Music
Binghamton University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brown University
Bucknell University
California Institute of Technology
University of California at Berkeley
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
University of Chicago
Colgate University
Colorado College
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Cooper Union
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
University of Delaware
Drexel University
Duke University
University of Edinburgh
Elon University
Emory University
Fordham University
Franklin and Marshall College
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Hamilton College
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ithaca College
Johns Hopkins University
Kenyon College
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Loyola University Maryland
Macalester College
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Miami
University of Michigan
Middlebury College
Muhlenberg College
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Parsons School of Design, New School University
Pennsylvania State University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Purchase College
Princeton University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rice University
University of Richmnond
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Rochester
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Skidmore College
University of St. Andrew (Scotland)
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
Tufts University
Tulane University
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
University of Vermont
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wesleyan University
Williams College
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Yale University