Last month, tenth grade art students needed only to look in the School’s own backyard for inspiration. The grand architecture of Estherwood, the late 19th-century mansion on campus, served as the ideal subject for a Studio Art Major class.
Showing strength and savvy in debate and diplomacy, the Model United Nations (MUN) teams in both divisions are off to an impressive start. The upper school team has 55 delegates and the middle school team has close to 25 members.
After capturing the program's first-ever New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) championship a season ago, The Masters School's boys soccer squad came into 2022 with a burning hunger for more.
The tradition of introducing new international students to the city of Boston continued this past weekend. Twenty three students and three faculty members headed to the City on the Hill for a weekend of history lessons, walking tours, and delicious food.
It has all the markings of a Marvel superhero movie. The Mainstage fall production of the classic Chinese tale "Journey to the West" promises characters who turn into tigers, constellations that come to earth and battle and a character who has 20 hearts fly out of his chest.
It was a standing-room-only crowd in the Experimental Theater on September 30 as the “Polyglot” participants prepared for an evening of song, dance, poetry, conversation and presentations. The one caveat? No English allowed.
Generations of Masters art students have used the old Charles Brand etching press that dates back to the mid-1960s. That long and layered history is precisely why Visual Arts Department Chair Cheryl Hajjar takes great pleasure in introducing her students to it each year.
Being a power for good strengthened the bond among Nataliia Kulieshova ’23, Youri Lee ’23 and Dayan Battulga ’23. Together, the friends created Signisa, a sign language learning application, to help improve communication between the deaf and hearing communities.
On the first day of preseason, Masters Dance Company students had an appetite to get moving. “The students returned hungry to dance and prepare for MDC’s fall dance concert,” MDC Director Shell Benjamin explained. “Preseason went extremely well this year.”
The path to the Masters Science Research Symposium on May 25 was an organic one for Charlie Cooper ’23. His passion for photography deepened his appreciation of the environment, resulting in his symposium presentation "Measuring Biodiversity on Neighboring Uninhabited and Inhabited Beaches."
Through expressive, inspiring choreography, the Masters Dance Company set out to soothe souls in their aptly named spring concert, “A Time for Healing,” on May 13 and 14 in the Claudia Boettcher Theatre.
Creativity and imagination for the win. It was “game on” for students in David Becker’s upper school Game Design course this semester when tasked with creating a board or card game based on their favorite video game.
The power of voice comes in many forms. Last month, students got a taste of beats and scratches through the art of beatboxing when world champion beatboxers Mark Martin and Arabelle Luke from the Academy of Noise gave demonstrations during a middle school assembly.
After putting the proverbial pen to paper, student poets were performance ready for the Outspoken event at Estherwood Mansion last month. The annual event is a showcase of poems written and performed by Outspoken, the student-directed spoken word performing arts group led by co-presidents Lilith Leys ’22, Dani Appiah ’22 and Finn Alexander ’22 with guidance from faculty advisor and upper school English teacher Miriam Emery.
Through personal stories, facts and statistics, and discussion of current events, GSA (Gender and Sexual Alliance) highlighted the importance of allyship during a special upper school assembly on Thursday, April 7.
Green Week at Masters is an opportunity to raise awareness about climate change and take action to protect the planet. Upper school members of the EFFECT club organized a schedule of events for the week of April 18 that culminated in a special Earth Day tree planting in honor of retired mailroom manager Frank DiCicco.
Camille Smith ’22 rewrote the record books during last week’s track meet against host Hackley. The multi-sport standout broke a pair of school records in the 100 meters (13.2 seconds) and 200 meters (27.27 seconds), showcasing the speed that she also flashed on the soccer field this past fall.
Alexis Estime ’23, who only picked up a goalie stick as a sophomore, looked like a veteran between the pipes in the varsity girls lacrosse team's season opener against visiting Sacred Heart Greenwich on Tuesday, April 5 at Greene Family Field.
Embracing the theme of “We Gather,” classical instrumental music students from both divisions will come together for the School’s annual Prism Concert, at the Estherwood Mansion, on Tuesday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m.
From the serious debate and diplomacy on display, one could see the student delegates understood the assignment. The annual Tenth Grade Model United Nations (MUN) Day on March 4 at Estherwood Mansion was organized by upper school world history teachers Skeff Young, Eric Shapiro, Brendan Collins-Jordan and Alexis Higgins.
Upper school performers transformed the Claudia Boettcher Theatre into a Washington Heights neighborhood with vibrant singing and dancing during the musical production of “In the Heights," which ran from February 24 through 26.
Seventeen Masters students are the proud recipients of 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The accolades, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, celebrate the students’ depth and range of artistic and literary talents.
Is there a Handel, Verdi or Puccini in our midst? A peek inside the middle school music room revealed fifth grade maestros hard at work on their upcoming puppet opera, a beloved annual Masters tradition that is the culmination of a yearlong interdisciplinary study of ancient Egypt and opera.
Never forget. These two words, appealing to the world to remember the tragedy and horrors of the Holocaust, were front and center as survivor Trudy Album shared her experiences with upper school students on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.