History

The Masters School is a coeducational, college preparatory school located on 96 wooded acres, just 30 minutes north of New York City. Students and teachers make full use of great campus facilities as well as one of the most exciting classrooms in the world--New York City. As a boarding and day school, this is a place of high standards, great achievement, and hard work. But this is also a place of creativity, diversity, and fun. The curriculum is challenging. The athletic teams are competitive and accomplished. The arts program is exceptional. An engagement with the School's community service program has been a guiding principle since the School's founding in 1877.

Overview

Region
New York NY Area
Westchester NY Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
All Grades 5-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions
Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Other(Suburban, fringe of Large City)
Campus Size (Acres) 96
Head of School Dr. Maureen Fonseca
Endowment 25 Million

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.mastersny.org
Director of Admission Mary Schellhorn
Admission Application Apply to The Masters School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount Domestic Application fee: $50; International Application fee: $100
Application Deadline(s) Day: December 15, 2010; Boarding: February 1, 2011
Financial Aid Deadline(s) January 1
Financial Aid Awarded 4 Million
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 25%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $33,830.00
Boarding Student Tuition $47,780.00
International Student Tuition $47,780.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 438
Boys 197
Girls 241
% Boys/Girls 45/55
Boarding Students 154
Day Students 284
International
Australia
China
Germany
Jamaica
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Moldova
Other (Turkey)
Russia
Serbia
Spain
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
United States
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Dist. of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Kentucky
Maryland
Massachusetts
Missouri
Nevada
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Vermont
Washington
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 30
% of International Students 16

Academics

Full Time Faculty 109
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 70
% of Faculty with Doctorate 8
% of Faculty with Masters 60
Student/Faculty ratio 8:1
Average Class Size 14
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Art History
Biology
Business
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Choir
Chorus
Classics
Computer Graphics
Computer Math
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Discrete Math
Drama
Driver Education
Earth Science
Economics
Electives
Electronics
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Ethics
European History
Expository Writing
Film
Fine Arts
French
Geometry
Government/Civics
Greek
Health
History
Humanities
Journalism
Latin
Mathematics
Music
Music Composition
Music Theory
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Physiology
Pre-calculus
Psychology
Religion
Science
Sculpture
Social Science
Social Studies
Spanish
Speech
Statistics
Studio Art
Theater Theology
Trigonometry
World Culture
World History
World Literature
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
English Language
English Literature
European History
French Language
Latin: Vergil
Music Theory
Physics B
Spanish Language
Statistics
Studio Art
US History

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations 2010: The Year of the Big Red! 5 seniors from the Class of 2010 will be attending Cornell University next fall.

2009 Most Commonly Attended Universities: Hamilton College (5), The George Washington University (5), New York University (4), University of Chicago (3), Cornell University (2), Harvard University (2), Johns Hopkins University (2), Swarthmore College (2), Tufts University (2), Dartmouth (1), University of Pennsylvania (1), Yale (1)
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
fencing
field hockey
golf
independent competitive sports
lacrosse
other (The Masters Dance Company)
soccer
softball
squash
tennis
track and field
volleyball
Recreational Sports
other (Core Training)
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
African American Club
Art Club
Choir
Chorus
Community Service Program
Computer Club
Dance Club
Digital Photography Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Envirothon
French Club
Gay/Straight Alliance
Habitat for Humanity
Honor Council
International Club
Literary Magazine
Math Club
Model UN
National Honor Society
Newspaper
Orchestra
Other (Many others...)
Peer Tutoring
Photography Club
Science Club
Spanish Club
Student Government
Student Publications
Tour Guides
Yearbook

Notes

The mission of The Masters School is to provide the challenging academic environment that, for more than a century, has encouraged critical, creative, and independent habits of thought as well as a lifelong passion for learning. The Masters School promotes and celebrates academic achievement, artistic development, ethical awareness, technological literacy, athletic endeavor and personal growth. The School strives to maintain a diverse community that encourages students to participate actively in decisions affecting their lives and to develop an appreciation of their responsibilities to the larger world.

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