Join Us Virtually This Fall

Thank you for your interest in The Masters School. As the COVID-19 health crisis continues to impact our school community and our world, we want to ensure that you are still able to get to know our School and find out what makes Masters such a unique place to learn and grow. 

The Admission Office is pleased to offer the following events to help you get to know our School from a distance. Please note that all events listed below are an optional part of the application process. For a list of required steps, please see Application Procedures. 

All admission events will be held via Zoom and will take place in Eastern Standard/Daylight Time. For questions, contact the Admission Office at

Student Ambassador Sessions

Prospective students who have submitted their application will be invited to participate in a small group conversation with representatives from our Silver Key (Middle School) and Gold Key (Upper School) Student Ambassador Program and other applicants from the same division. We will also be offering sessions specific to boarding applicants. These sessions offer prospective students the opportunity to connect directly with our current students to discuss academic and community life at Masters. 

Middle School Sessions
Thursday, November 5 - Event completed
Tuesday, December 1 - Event completed
Tuesday, January 12 - Event completed

Upper School Day Sessions
Tuesday, November 10 - Event completed
Wednesday, December 2 - Event completed
Thursday, January 14 - Event completed

Upper School Boarding Sessions
Thursday, November 12 - Event completed
Thursday, December 3 - Event completed
Tuesday, February 2, at 4:30 p.m.

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  • Past Virtual Events

    Middle and Upper School Open House

    Join us for our virtual open house to learn more about our School’s mission, dynamic academic offerings, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and robust student life. Guests will have the opportunity to hear from Head of School Laura Danforth, administrators, faculty and students.

    Middle and Upper School Question and Answer Panels

    The School will host monthly Q&A sessions tailored to families interested in the Middle School or the Upper School. Panels will be moderated by Director of Enrollment Management Emma Katznelson and will include current students, parents and guardians who will discuss their experience as members of the Masters community. Please bring your questions!

    Parent Ambassador Conversations

    Joining a new school is a decision not just for a student, but for the entire family. Led by Director of Parent Engagement and Special Events Aishling Peterson P'18, '20, '22, these sessions, tailored specifically for parents and guardians, will provide an intimate opportunity to engage with current Masters parents and guardians and learn about their experience at Masters.

    Families of Students of Color Question and Answer Panel

    Masters invites applicants of color and their families to learn more about The Masters School curriculum, community life and student experience. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from Director of Equity and Inclusion Karen Brown, Head of Middle School Tasha Elsbach, and current Masters students. Learn more about our School’s commitment to being an anti-bias anti-racist institution, our affinity group programming and more.

    Upper School Department Chairs Question and Answer Panel

    During this panel, upper school department chairs will answer questions about curriculum and course sequences, as well as how Harkness fits into each discipline. The following departments will be represented: English, History and Religion, Innovation, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, Mathematics, Modern and Classical Languages, Performing Arts, Science and Visual Arts.

    Middle School Interdisciplinary Approach and Core Values Panel

    From the fifth grade puppet opera to the sixth grade Hudson River project, learning in the Middle School is exploratory and experiential, spanning across subjects. Come hear from our faculty about what makes them excited to teach at Masters.

    Signature Programs Question and Answer Panel

    Come learn about Masters' signature programs: Ethical Leadership, Global and Civic Exchange, and Innovation, Engineering and Entrepreneurship. These programs provide students with hands-on opportunities to consider and wrestle with real-world problems, and students who participate in them graduate with greater confidence and a deep understanding of their ability to be a power for good. Faculty and students will discuss their experience with these programs. Bring your questions! 

    Conversation About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

    This conversation is for prospective families of all backgrounds who have an interest in learning more about Masters’ diverse curriculum and student programming, which is designed to enhance the educational and social-emotional success of all students. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Director of Equity and Inclusion Karen Brown, Middle School Equity and Inclusion Coordinator Brittany Farrar, Upper School Equity and Inclusion Coordinator Eric Shear, and our student diversity ambassadors. Join us for an engaging conversation about how the entire community is involved in the work of making Masters a healthy and inclusive school.

    Financial Aid Question and Answer Session

    We recognize that a Masters education is a major investment in your child’s future, and Masters remains dedicated to helping as many families as possible afford this educational choice. In this session, Director of Enrollment Management Emma Katznelson and Financial Aid Officer Laura Sexton will guide families through the financial aid application process and address frequently asked questions. Families who wish to speak confidentially with Ms. Sexton about any particular questions they may have may email her at to set up a time to talk.

    Boarding Question and Answer Panels 

    For an in-depth look at our five- and seven-day boarding programs and community, please join us for a question and answer session with current students, parents and guardians, as well as dorm parents and other members of the residential team.

    Athletic Program Question and Answer Panel

    Our robust athletic program, made up of more than 58 teams across 26 sports along with numerous physical education offerings, is a cornerstone of life at Masters. We pride ourselves on creating a space for both the novice athlete and expert, and everyone in between. Come hear from our athletic department leadership, coaches, and student-athletes about their love for competing as a Panther!

    Panel for Students Applying to Tenth or Eleventh Grade

    Prospective students aspiring to join our upper school in tenth or eleventh grade are invited to attend this event. Come learn about the transition to Masters at those particular entry points and discover more about grade-specific curriculum and programming. Senior administrators, class deans, and current students who joined us in tenth or eleventh grade will offer their perspectives and answer your questions.
Should you have any questions or wish to speak with a member of our Admission team, please email us at

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