The Masters School

49 Clinton Ave, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Established as a school for girls by Eliza B. Masters and her sister, Sarah, the Masters School became coeducational in 1995, offering a coed fifth grade that leads to parallel middle schools (grades 6-8): one for girls and one for boys. The upper school (grades 9-12) presents a coeducational framework, following the Harkness method of teaching, which features an oval table in each classroom around which students and teacher actively engage in learning. Masters offers a college preparatory curriculum that includes more than a dozen Advanced Placement courses. The visual and performing arts program has extensive facilities and is an integral part of the school. Teachers use the cultural resources of Westchester County and New York City to augment their courses. The school provides ESL instruction at intermediate and advanced levels. Seniors may complete a Masters Thesis, a rigorous, guided course of interdisciplinary study requiring two long papers and a creative project. Some students are selected to participate in CITYterm, a semester-long, interdisciplinary urban studies program that draws upon the resources of New York City for its academic and experiential curriculum (see separate listing).

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding — Coed Grades 9-12; Day — Coed 5-12; Single-gender classes — Day 6-8
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address49 Clinton Ave, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Year Established1877
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorMaureen Fonseca
Total Enrollment603
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