Our Campus Facilities

The Masters School’s extensive wooded and lawned 96-acre campus is on a hilltop in Dobbs Ferry, a historic village with a sloping geography and beautiful waterfront on the Hudson River. A five-minute walk from the campus lookout over the Hudson brings students down to the heart of town, and a 40-minute train ride from there brings faculty and students to New York City. The campus is impressively serene, with park-like spaces, woods, paths, and athletic fields. Here students find a sense of community and security and enjoy an environment that is conducive to learning.

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Dormitories

Located in the center of campus, two dormitories for boys and three dormitories for girls accommodate more than 150 upper school students from throughout the country and from around the world. Our dorms feature all the amenities students need to live comfortably and thrive academically and socially: all rooms have phones and wireless internet connections; each dorm is equipped with washers and dryers; common areas include TV/VCR rooms and state-of-the-art kitchens. Many of our faculty and staff live on campus in dorms. Read about Boarding Life

Masters Hall

Named in honor of the School’s founder, Eliza Bailey Masters, Masters Hall, which dates back to 1921, is the academic hub of the School. Renovated in 1972 following a devastating fire and again in 2005, it is a state-of-the-art facility for the 21st century. The building features the completely refurbished 30,000-volume Pittsburgh Library and McKnight Reading Room, where students conduct research with expert guidance from an academic librarian; Upper School academic classrooms with Harkness tables and ceiling-mounted LCD projectors; a digital media lab, language lab, and computer lab; and administration and faculty offices.

Read about the Library and Harkness teaching

Morris Hall

Opened in fall 2004, Morris Hall is the science and technology center named in honor of Life Trustee Susan Follett Morris '57 and William Morris, and its lobby is named the Coburn Hall Fisher Lobby in honor of Cobey Fisher '65. The building houses classrooms with Harkness tables and fully-equipped science laboratories for teaching biology, physics, environmental science and chemistry; faculty offices; two computer studies rooms; and a special lab for independent research.

Read about our Science curriculum

The Middle School

Designed to stimulate the intellectual and social capacities of our fifth through eighth graders, the Middle School building opened in January 2005. It houses 12 spacious classrooms; Doc Wilson Hall, which accommodates the entire Middle School for morning meeting, assemblies and special events for the entire school; common areas on each floor for informal meetings and socializing; an art classroom and kiln; and a music room with keyboards.

Read about our Middle School

Athletic Facilities

The campus has five expansive playing fields -- Evans Family Field, Reunion Field, West Field, Pamela Clarke Field and the Greene Family Field and Track -- as well as eight tennis courts and the new 75,000-square-foot Maureen Fonseca Center for Athletics and Arts (see below for more details).

Read about our Athletics program

Cameron A. Mann Dining Hall

The Dining Hall serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily for boarding and day students and is the site of many student and faculty hosted dinners and community events. 

Read about our Dining Hall services

Claudia Boettcher Theatre

Actors, musicians, singers and dancers perform in the spectacular 450-seat theater, which is also the School’s gathering place where the entire Upper School assembles most mornings to begin the academic day.

Read about our Arts programs

Strayer Hall and Art Studio

Strayer Hall houses a Gymnasium, Fitness Center, Dance Studio and Music Center.

In a superb two-story art studio adjacent to the Claudia Boettcher Theatre, students fashion their own original art in a full spectrum of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics. A digital media lab and darkroom are located nearby.

Read about our Visual Arts curriculum

Estherwood Mansion

One of the School’s oldest buildings, Estherwood is a Neo-Renaissance mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It houses faculty in apartments on the upper floors, and the first floor and grounds offer a unique setting for school parties and programs. Student chamber music ensembles perform in Estherwood and throughout the year, students present various programs in one of the mansion’s magnificent rooms. (Scenes from the TV show "Law and Order" and several feature films have been shot at Estherwood.)

Music Center

Located on the second floor of Strayer Hall, the Music Center's talented staff and adjunct faculty—many of whom are performing musicians—offer an expansive music curriculum tailored to each student’s interests and goals. The center features 10 individual practice rooms, a Glee Club and Orchestra room, and a digital recording studio.

Read about our Music curriculum

Faculty Residence

This Faculty Residence, featuring eight well-equipped apartments, became home to faculty and staff at the start of the 2009-2010 school year. Most other faculty live in apartments in the dorms, in on-campus cottages or in Estherwood Mansion.

Maureen Fonseca Center for Athletics and Arts

The new Maureen Fonseca Center for Athletics and Arts is a dynamic addition to The Masters School. Highlights of the 75,000-square-foot building include: state-of-the-art fencing facility, six-lane competition swimming pool, four squash courts, fitness center, running track and a gymnasium with a regulation basketball court, two practice courts and two volleyball courts. From an arts perspective, the new facility features two dance studios, a large art gallery, music rehearsal and performance space, an experimental theater, and media arts lab, as well as a video and photography studio. 

To find out more please head to the New Maureen Fonseca Center for Athletics and Arts

49 Clinton Avenue
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 479-6400

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