Practical experiences shape learning at Masters, so having easy access to New York City is an immeasurable advantage. Pre-professional programs are available for those who want to stretch further and excel at their art.

Discover Your Artistic Might

Write and direct plays. Compose and produce music. Hold a gallery show. Choreograph a dance. The Masters School takes great pride in the strength of its performing and visual arts programs. Art is a vital way for you to get to know yourself and others. It builds confidence and develops empathy. While the arts are an integral part of the curriculum, you can also make the most of a broad range of co-curricular arts opportunities, such as dance, drama, painting, photography and music in its varied forms.

Located just 12 miles from the vast resources of New York City, you can attend plays, musicals, opera and other performances on a whim. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Metropolitan Opera, the Museum of Modern Art, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Whitney Museum of American Art are just a few of the world-class institutions awaiting a visit. In addition to all of the arts opportunities available on campus, as an advanced student you can also take advantage of intensive pre-professional programs in New York City and throughout Westchester County.

Arts for All

Masters doesn’t wait until high school to encourage participation in the arts. Our Middle School offers many curricular and co-curricular arts opportunities. Arts classes are taught four times per week, with instruction in piano, music theory, composition, world music, drawing, painting, puppetry, photography, and more. Middle School co-curricular groups include three rock bands, jazz band, orchestra, choir, percussion ensemble, and musical theater troupe.

Once in the Upper School, every ninth grader participates in the arts. There are also nine curricular music ensembles, 11 student-directed performing groups, four major theater productions, over 20 different visual arts classes, plus cross-disciplinary opportunities, such as The Great Gig in the Sky. Students can also enroll in intensive private lessons — there is no limit to the breadth and depth of artistic instruction students can receive. 

List of 2 items.

  • Middle School

    In Middle School, you’ll take arts classes four to five times per week, with instruction in piano, music theory, composition, world music, drawing, painting, photography, theater and more.
  • Upper School

    In Upper School, you can follow your creative voice as far as it wants you to go. Starting in ninth grade, you can study dance, drama, visual art, music studies or pursue intensive private lessons and master classes in the artistic disciplines that match your creative vision. Co-curricular programs take place in the fall, winter and spring seasons. You can act in theatrical productions, dance, volunteer for service learning programs or work on our three school publications.

The Masters School

49 Clinton Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Tel. (914) 479-6400 Fax. (914) 693-1230