Step 1: Inquire
Complete the online inquiry form on the admission page of the Masters website. Once you submit an inquiry, we will send you a viewbook and invite you to on-campus events.
Step 2: Learn More About Masters
Register for an Open House or optional weekday group tour. Reservations for these events can be made on the Admission Event Page.
Step 3: Apply
Applications are due prior to scheduling an interview.
Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to submit an official TOEFL report with the application. An applicant’s TOEFL score must meet the minimum requirement for the indicated grade of entry to be eligible for an interview. The TOEFL exam should be taken no sooner than August 1 for the following year’s entry. Age verification is also required prior to scheduling an interview.
Minimum TOEFL Scores by grade of entry:
- Grade 9: 85
- Grade 10: 95
- Grade 11: 105
Step 4: Parent/Guardian and Student Interview & Optional Tour
Schedule a parent/guardian and student interview. After an application has been received, we will contact your family to set up an interview and optional tour. Interviews are scheduled when classes are in session, Monday through Friday.
Step 5: Testing and Supporting Materials
Submit either ISEE (School Code: 331635) or SSAT (School Code: 4948) scores to Masters. The Masters School is a registered test site with several test dates throughout the year.
Request recommendations from a current school administrator, math and English teachers as well as an official transcript from the last two years. Our recommendation forms are writable pdfs. Upon completion, recommenders must submit their forms to The Masters School directly via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail in an official sealed envelope to The Masters School, c/o admission, 49 Clinton Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Recommendation forms sent via the applicant will not be accepted.
Important Dates and Deadlines
- November 1: Priority application due for Middle and Upper School Day applicants. The priority deadline allows for greater flexibility with interview scheduling. It does not affect admission decisions.
- December 1: Priority application due for Boarding applicants. The priority deadline allows for greater flexibility with interview scheduling. It does not affect admission decisions.
- December 15: Middle and Upper School Day applications due
- January 15: Boarding applications due
- January 15: Supporting materials due for Middle and Upper School Day applicants: teacher recommendations, transcripts and testing.
- January 15: Financial aid applications due for all applicants
- February 1: Supporting materials due for Boarding applicants: teacher recommendations, transcripts and testing.
- February: TBA - Middle and Upper School Day admission decisions released
- March 10: Boarding admission decisions are released via email after 9:00 AM EST.
: The Masters School welcomes siblings and encourages them to apply. However, while we prioritize siblings in our admission process, we cannot guarantee admission. Each applicant, regardless of their connection to the School, is individually evaluated for fit and mission-alignment.
Please Note: The Masters School does not employ any organization to represent its interests inside or outside the United States. While Masters has a strong working relationship with a number of reputable consulting agencies who will refer applicants to the School, no agency can guarantee that its applicant will be admitted. No agency has permission to use Masters' images or information for marketing purposes without Masters’ permission.