At The Masters School, boarding students from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas join day students from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to feel fully at home. Our teachers, many of whom live on campus, come from all over the world, too. Students and teachers together represent an impressive variety of cultural, ethnic, religious, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds and comprise a community distinctive in its diversity and in its acceptance of each person in it.
The Masters School offers one of the only boarding school experiences in the New York metropolitan area. Set amid 96-acres of fields and woodlands overlooking the Hudson River, our students have a scenic and comfortable environment for living and learning. The combination of boarding and day students results in an exceptionally dynamic and diverse community life where students from across the country and around the globe form strong friendships with each other and with day students.
Here, there is no pressure to conform to a particular mold: Students are free to be who they are—teenagers. A thoughtfully designed residential life program ensures all the experiences that students would have at home—from nights at the movies to an afternoon trip to a Broadway Show to baking brownies with a dorm parent.
Dorms feature all the amenities students need to live comfortably and thrive academically and socially. All rooms have high-speed Internet connections, and each dorm is equipped with washer-dryers and contains a number of common areas, including kitchens and common rooms.
Each dorm has four “parents” who create a warm and homelike environment. Faculty are available day and night and become familiar with the details of students’ lives so they can address any issues as they arise. Students, in turn, know they can always receive sound advice from a dorm parent. In addition, each boarding student has a dedicated faculty advisor who lives on campus. Along with active guidance, faculty provide a valuable example: As professionals, parents, husbands, and wives, they model the School’s fundamental values of integrity, service, and concern for others.