The Masters School offers one of the only boarding school experiences in the New York metropolitan area. Set amid 96 acres of fields and woodlands overlooking the Hudson River, our students have a scenic and comfortable environment for living and learning.
Boarding students from Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and the Americas join day students from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to feel fully at home. The combination of boarding and day students results in an exceptionally dynamic and diverse community where students from across the country and around the globe form strong friendships with each other and with day students.
Our teachers, many of whom live on campus, come from all over the world, too. Each dorm has four “parents” who create a warm and homelike environment for our boarding students. Faculty are available day and night and become familiar with the details of students’ lives so they can address any issues as they arise. Students, in turn, know they can always receive sound advice from a dorm parent. In addition, each boarding student has a dedicated faculty advisor who lives on campus. Along with active guidance, faculty provide a valuable example: as professionals, parents and spouses, they model the School’s fundamental values of integrity, service, and concern for others.
Students and teachers together represent an impressive variety of cultural, ethnic, religious, linguistic and socioeconomic backgrounds and form a community distinctive in its diversity and in its acceptance of each person in it. Here, there is no pressure to conform to a particular mold. Students are free to be who they are—teenagers. A thoughtfully designed residential life program ensures that students experience all that they would have at home ... and more.