A Better Masters, The Masters School’s anti-racism and anti-bias action plan, covers six areas of school life: governance; admission; racial diversity among faculty, staff and administrators; policies and procedures; curriculum and pedagogy; and community and belonging.
Perhaps one of the most beloved start-of-year practices for middle school students is organizing and decorating their lockers, when the somewhat dreary metal encasements are transformed into bold and colorful displays of personality.
Being new to a school is a challenging experience, even for teachers. That’s why, every summer, before the school year begins, incoming Masters faculty participate in the New Faculty Institute (NFI), a five-day intensive that aims to welcome them into and get to know all aspects of the community.
During a summer when plans for traditional warm-weather activities — sleep-away camps, vacations — were upended by COVID-19, a nascent program, Masters Summer Learning Initiative, gave students the chance to explore new interests and passions.
More than 100 students gathered virtually on Friday, June 5, to participate in "Building the Culture at Masters," a student leader training workshop designed by faculty members Lee Dieck and Meghan MacWilliams.
Matthew Pollack ’20 has always been interested in military history and working with veterans, and his senior project allowed him to pursue his passion by interviewing American veterans about their wartime experiences.
Carolyn Hohl ’21 can add a new set of awards to her growing list: The young poet recently received two national recognitions from the nonprofit organization Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for two of her poems.
Students in Studio Art Major recently created Rube Goldberg machines — contraptions that are intentionally designed to perform simple tasks in indirect and overly complicated ways — out of objects found around their homes.
Health care staff at Montefiore Nyack Hospital in Nyack, New York, have been regularly treated to the music of the Malino Family Band, a Masters family trio made up of John Malino Scheuer P’18, ’20, Buster Scheuer ’20 and Sarah Scheuer ’18.
Students in the Upper School’s Power for Good class, an interdisciplinary offering new this school year, haven’t let remote learning slow their progress in investigating options for more environmentally sustainable learning at Masters.
Adding to its growing list of accolades, Tower, the School’s student-run newspaper, placed in the top 10 for Best of Show broadsheet print newspapers from the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA).
With regular news updates about the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers across the country, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship John Chiodo has been utilizing the 3D printer in The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center to churn out face shields, a type of PPE, for health care professionals.
Exercise, with its innumerable health benefits, is more important than ever these days, and drama and dance teacher Jason Reiff is aiming to keep the Masters community active with weekly adult yoga classes.
The Masters School once again lived its mission — to be a power for good in the world — by donating boxes of goggles, germicidal wipes and gloves to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
“How can I help?” This was the question that fifth grade students answered on Friday, February 21, when each student stood before an audience in Doc Wilson Hall and presented on a well-researched topic.
Julia Levin ’21 first started playing guitar when she was young — just 8 or 9 years old — and since then has become a passionate musician who has even given a TEDxTheMastersSchool Talk on the subject of female guitarists in the music industry.
Challah bread, samosas, jerk chicken and cannoli were just some of the culinary delights on the menu for the Middle School during a potluck lunch hosted by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) leadership group on Thursday, February 20.
Stacey Tisdale P’23, a more than 20-year veteran TV broadcast financial journalist and the first African American to report from the New York Stock Exchange, brought inspiration to the Upper School on Friday, February 7.
Along with a passel of other talented young artists, Jonah Ginsburg ’20 traveled to Miami earlier this month to participate in the National YoungArts Week, a weeklong program for National YoungArts Foundation finalists that features master classes, workshops and mentorship from leading artists in their fields.
Pictures of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. adorned the walls of the Doc Wilson Hall on Tuesday, January 21, as the middle school community gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of the civil rights activist.
Building on their accomplishments during the 2018-2019 school year, The Masters School’s Cybersecurity Team, comprised of Zach Battleman ’21, Matt Nappo ’21 and Brandon Zazza ’21, advanced to the platinum tier in the state round of CyberPatriot’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition on Saturday, December 7, 2019.
The Masters School Debate Team emerged from the Regis Christmas Classic tournament with bragging rights: Partners Kai Cowin ’21 and Carolyn Hohl ’21 won third overall in the varsity public forum, and Cowin was awarded best speaker in the varsity public forum.
The annual Middle School Winter Concert drew a crowd that filled the Claudia Boettcher Theatre on Friday, December 20, 2019, with hundreds of community members gathering for a set of joyful and enjoyable musical performances by the Middle School Jazz Band, Orchestra, MastersSingers and a variety of soloists.
Friends, faculty and sushi was a recipe for a great night on Wednesday, January 8. More than 80 young alums, current seniors and faculty members filled Estherwood Mansion for the annual Young Alumnae/i Sushi Soiree.