The Masters School at a Glance

The Masters School is a coed day and boarding school that engages fifth through twelfth grade students in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Located on a majestic 96-acre campus, we are just 12 miles from Manhattan.

Head of School
  • Laura Danforth

  • Middle School (grades 5-8)
    • 175 Students
    • Grade 5 coeducational
    • Grades 6-8 classes separated by gender
  • Upper School (coed, boarding and day, grades 9-12)
    • 475 Students
    • Students from 15 states and 31 countries
  • 109 full-time faculty members
  • Majority have advanced degrees
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Faculty/student ratio: 1:8

Tuition & Financial Aid

Upper School
  • Boarding - $59,500
  • Day - $42,400
Middle School
  • Day - $41,000
Financial Aid
  • 25 percent of student body receive need-based financial aid
  • Over $5.0 million awarded in financial aid

Athletic Teams

  • Fall: Cross Country, Field Hockey, Soccer and Volleyball
  • Winter: Basketball, Fencing, Indoor Track and Field, Squash and Swimming 
  • Spring: Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field

Drama, Music, and Dance

  • Dobbs 16 (coed a cappella)
  • The Naturals (male a cappella)
  • Dohters (female a cappella)
  • Glee Club
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Jazz & Swing Bands
  • Orchestra
  • The Masters School Dance Company
  • Muse Modern Dance Club
  • Urban Connection (hip-hop dance)
  • Phoenix (Honorary Drama Society)
  • Touring Talent (community service)

Other Clubs (partial listing)

  • Community Government
  • Computer Club
  • Dobbs Athletic Association
  • Dragon Club
  • Film Club
  • French Club
  • Gaming Club
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Gold Key Ambassadors
  • International Club
  • Masterpieces (Yearbook)
  • Mathematics Club
  • MISH (Community Service)
  • Model United Nations
  • Onyx
  • Outdoor Club
  • Panache (Literary Magazine)
  • Peer Leaders
  • Poetry Club
  • SADD
  • Spanish Club
  • Tower (Newspaper)

2011-2016 College Placement (partial listing)

American University
Bard College
Barnard College
Bates College
Berklee College of Music
Binghamton University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brown University
Bucknell University
University of California at Berkeley
University of California at Los Angeles
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
University of Chicago
Colgate University
College of William and Mary
Colorado College
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
University of Delaware
Duke University
Emerson College
Emory University
Fordham University
Franklin and Marshall College

George Washington University
Georgetown University
Hamilton College
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Haverford College
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ithaca College
Johns Hopkins University
Kenyon College
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Loyola University Maryland
Macalester College
McGill University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Miami
University of Michigan
Middlebury College
Muhlenberg College
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Pennsylvania State University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh

Pitzer College
Pomona College
Princeton University Purchase College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rice University
University of Richmond
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Rochester
Savannah College of Art and Design
Skidmore College
University of St. Andrew (Scotland)
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
Tufts University
Tulane University
Union College
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
University of Vermont
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wesleyan University
Williams College
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Yale University


49 Clinton Avenue
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(914) 479-6400

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