Weekend Adventures and Activities
Weekends on campus are packed. On Friday nights the School celebrates an on-campus TGIF! theme with offerings like Gaming Club challenges, Phoenix Coffee Houses, performances, community service outings, home games, foreign language movies sponsored by the language clubs, and Open Gym.
Saturdays may see more team games. It’s also prime time for excursions to New York City’s plays, concerts, and sporting events as well as for Hudson Valley activities like rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, ice skating, and skiing. On campus on Saturdays, the School offers SAT courses as well as activities like film-making, car maintenance, orienteering, jewelry-making and acting.
On Sundays there is a relaxed brunch as well as some on-campus games and activities, Open Gym and Open Art, then everyone gets ready for the coming week—which for most students means doing laundry, walking into Dobbs Ferry to pick up supplies, and, of course, studying for the coming week’s classes. Weekend offerings always change. Student co-leaders, faculty members, or the director of student activities come up with great ideas. The Masters School is a place where boarding and day students want to be during the day, in the evening, and on the weekend.
On weekends, students and teachers also take advantage of New York City on a more casual and fun basis by attending plays, performances, and concerts. They go ice skating at Rockefeller Center. They visit museums in midtown, Soho, Harlem, and all five boroughs. They go to Yankees, Mets, Rangers, and Knicks games. Students can take weekend workshops in the city ranging from basketball clinics to fiction writing, and computer graphics seminars. Students extend their academic life on the weekend by studying music, dance, science, math, fashion design as well as other interests at New York’s many conservatories and universities. Various New York City events and venues (even Radio City Music Hall) have given the School’s choral, dance, orchestra, jazz band, and acting groups the opportunity to perform.