A group of Masters School students and one member of the faculty headed into New York City on Saturday, November 9, to attend the Young Men of Color Symposium, a leadership conference for young self-identified men of color in grades 6 through 12 in the New York City area and beyond.
Colorful “calaveras,” or decorative human skulls, adorned a hallway in Masters Hall from October 31 through November 2, as students in the Upper School learned about el “Día de Muertos,” or Day of the Dead, a Mexican, Central American and Caribbean national holiday to remember the dead.
The bleachers in Strayer Gym were filled with cheering students who came to support a futsal-style, fundraising soccer tournament between the varsity boys soccer team and the varsity girls soccer team.
As part of their yearlong study of opera, fifth grade students attended a final dress rehearsal of Puccini's time-honored classic “La Bohème” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on Tuesday, October 22.
The year’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Assembly took place on Tuesday, October 15, and included a presentation by diversity ambassadors and a panel discussion with faculty, staff and administrators.
For one festive night each year, a passel of parent volunteers transforms the second floor of the Fonseca Center — normally a somewhat staid environment — into a gigantic game room, replete with a magician, photo booth, arts and crafts stations, and more.
The Masters School's Athletic Department recently teamed up with an animated children's series that focuses on social issues and inclusivity to bring awareness to National Coming Out Day on Friday, October 11.
It’s common practice for vocalists to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the United States’ national anthem, but on Friday, September 27, Dobbs 16 had the unique opportunity to sing the anthem for an imaginary country.
Cheers rang from the crowd of students, faculty and administrators as Head of School Laura Danforth announced the five teachers who received faculty awards during the All School Meeting on Friday, October 4.
Adding their voices to the demands of participants in the global climate strikes that took place in cities across the U.S. and the world on Friday, September 20, Masters School students participated in educational activities on campus that focused on the environment.
Masters School students, faculty and staff observed moments of silence and commemorated the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, during each division’s Morning Meeting on Wednesday, September 11.
One could be forgiven for thinking that U2 was performing at The Masters School on Wednesday, June 5, since, after all, an impressive version of their song “Vertigo” was emanating out of the Claudia Boettcher Theatre.
Local elderly residents donned leis and enjoyed an evening of dinner, conversation and dancing with Masters students during the Hawaiian-themed Seniors 4 Seniors Prom on Tuesday, May 28, in the Doc Wilson Hall.
An enthusiastic audience of more than 60 students and teachers packed into the Library Conference Room on Thursday, May 30, to watch as Alex Bentzien ’19 and Elliott Feder ’19 debuted their two original music videos — “Stars In My Eyes” and “Ingenue” — for their senior project.
Ten Upper School students took the stage in the packed Experimental Theater on Friday, May 17, confidently speaking about an array of topics that ranged from how the education system perpetuates students’ perfectionist tendencies to how climate change impacts Lyme disease.
As the recipient of an honorable mention from the National YoungArts Foundation, Vincent Alban ’19 was invited to attend YoungArts New York, an intensive week of interdisciplinary workshops, seminars and master classes with leaders in the field.
One day every year, the faculty rooms in Masters Hall and the Middle School are filled to the brim with delicious treats and Estherwood Mansion is transformed into a spa, replete with manicures and massages.
Led Zeppelin may have had its heyday in the 1970s, but its music was back in the spotlight during Great Gig in the Sky’s performance of the British rock band’s album Houses of the Holy on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27.
Artistic exploration was the theme of the day for Ms. Langosch's Photo Major and Photo III classes and Ms. Hajjar's Studio Art class as the group headed into Brooklyn on Wednesday, April 24, to visit the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
Matthew Pollack ’20 has been interested in World War II history for many years, and so when he had the opportunity to meet retired U.S. Senator Bob Dole, who is a World War II veteran, he jumped at the opportunity.
Jennyfer "JJ" Marquez '19 celebrated her college commitment before a large group of friends, family, teammates, teachers, coaches and administratorsduring a ceremonyheld on Wednesday, March 6, in the Sharon Room.
The audience at the Winter Evening of Jazz concert, which took place on Thursday, February 28, in the Fonseca Center’s Morris Recital Hall, was treated to both modern and classic jazz tunes performed by Upper School musicians.
The Middle School's Literary Month ended this week with a three-day book fair and an event on Wednesday, February 27, with author, literary agent and Masters parent Tanya McKinnon P'24 on "Talking About Hard History."
The normally quiet third floor of the Fonseca Center was filled with decorations and buzzing with conversations on Wednesday, February 27, as dozens of students gathered to participate in a speed dating psychology experiment.
The Middle School Winter Talent Show on Friday, February 15, lived up to its name, with more than a dozen students taking the stage in the Claudia Boettcher Theatre to showcase their talents during performances that included singing, magic tricks, playing guitar and solving Rubik’s Cube puzzle.
Dobbs 16 took the stage this past weekend at the International Championship of High School A Cappella quarterfinals in Wakefield, Massachusetts, performing three well-crafted songs at the annual competition.
A big topic — climate change — was on the table during the seventh-grade life science class on Monday, February 4, as Dr. Radley Horton P’24 from Columbia University’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory visited with the students to share pertinent information and ways to make a positive impact.
The Masters School was delighted to welcome 12 students and two faculty from Chengdu School Number 7 International Division in Chengdu, China, for a successful and memorable exchange from Sunday, January 27, through Saturday, February 9.
Eighth-grade vocalist Alisa Beck '23 will be adding another performance to her already impressive repertoire, as she joins the Random Farms Kids’ Theater production of Rentat the Tarrytown Music Hall on Saturday, February 9, and Sunday, February 10.
A cast of 16 Upper School students took the stage in the Experimental Theater on Friday, February 1, and Saturday, February 2, for the School’s first musical revue, entitled Doors: A Musical Exploration.
It was both a celebration of progress and a conversation about current issues that powered the Middle School's Martin Luther King Jr. Day events on Tuesday, January 22. Students and faculty gathered in Doc Wilson Hall on to commemorate the iconic leader of the American Civil Rights Movement and his legacy.
The streets and people of New York City provided inspiration for Upper School students in Ms. Langosch’s digital photography and photo major classes, as the group headed to the city last week for a day of experiential learning.
It has been over a month since the varsity girls' basketball squad last tasted defeat. The red-hot Panthers extended their winning streak to eight games following a convincing 78-49 victory over Rye Country Day School (RCDS) on Thursday, January 24.
A weekend storm and freezing temperatures didn’t stop two Masters School choirs from heading to Bronxville, New York, on Sunday, January 20, to perform with the Hudson Valley Singers and New York Metamorphoses Ensemble at Concordia College.
The theme of “personal narrative” was front and center at the Upper School’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as students and faculty used their voices and experiences to highlight social issues.
Despite the stiff competition on the court, participants in the student versus faculty basketball tournament on Friday, December 21, 2018, were playing with a shared goal in mind: to spread awareness about and raise funds for the Innocence Project.