The Masters School

Founded in 1877, The Masters School is a leading co-ed day, 5 and 7-day boarding school for grades 5-12 located on a beautiful 96-acre campus.
Masters is distinguished by its renowned teaching method, an accessible residential faculty and welcoming and inclusive culture. Students find their own voices through the School`s transformative seminar-style learning approach, which builds collaborative and confident learners.
All students benefit from the boarding school environment featuring true global diversity (students from 30 countries) and a vibrant 24-7 campus life with the majority of faculty living on campus.
The result is students who are empowered to realize their greatest potential across academic, athletic and artistic disciplines, and emerge ready for success in college, career and life.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 688 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Feb. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Masters School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

Sports offered
School History
School Resources

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
688 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
The Masters School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
98 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Latin, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C Mechanics, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP United States History
Average SAT score
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / Feb. 15
Tuition Notes
Middle School $46,600; Upper School Day $47,200; Boarding $65,700
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Emma Katznelson
Admissions Associate
Tim Custer
Endowment Size
$59 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
40 extracurriculars
Anime Club, Art Guild, Classics Club, Community Government, Cooking Club, Debate Club, Dobbs 16 (co-ed a cappella), Dobbs Athletic Association, Dohters (female a cappella), Film Club, Football Club, French Club, Gaming Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Glee Club, Gold Key, Improv Club, International Club, Knitting Club, Latin Club, Latinos Unidos, Masterpieces (yearbook), MISH (community service), Model UN, Muse (dance), One Love, Onyx, Operation Smile, Outdoor Club, Panache (literary magazine), Philosophy Club, Phoenix (drama), REEF (environmental club), SADD, Spanish Club, The Naturals (male a cappella), Touring Talent, Tower (newspaper), Ubuntu (community service), Urban Connection (dance)

School Notes

  • Admission Deadline: Upper & Middle School Day Students- December 15, Upper School Boarding Students- February 15, 2019
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Kara DioGuardi - Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, music publisher, A&R executive, composer and TV personality. She writes music primarily in the light pop-rock, dance, and R&B genres. DioGuardi has worked with many popular a
    • Nancy Kissinger - Nancy Sharon Maginnes Kissinger is a philanthropist, and the second wife of former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. She was a long-time aide to New York governor Nelson Rockefeller before her marriage, recommended to him in 1964 by her future
    • Nia DaCosta - Nia DaCosta is a director and screenwriter. DaCosta is the first Black female director to debut a film at #1 ("Candyman") and the youngest filmmaker to direct a Marvel film.
    • Alex Pall - Alex Pall is a musician best known as part of the duo The Chainsmokers.
    • Marin Alsop - Marin Alsop is a conductor and violinist. She is currently music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, as well as, chief conductor of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Ravinia Festival.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are famous alumni from The Masters School?
The Masters School famous alumni include: Kara DioGuardi, Nancy Kissinger, Nia DaCosta, Alex Pall and Marin Alsop.
What sports does The Masters School offer?
The Masters School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. The Masters School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New York for most sports offered.
What is The Masters School's ranking?
The Masters School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered, Oldest founding date and Largest endowments.
When is the application deadline for The Masters School?
The application deadline for The Masters School is Dec. 15 / Feb. 15.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
I graduated with Masters in 1977, it's the centennial year. My education there afforded me opportunities I would otherwise have missed out on. I loved the small class sizes, the accessibility of teachers, the community on campus as well as Dobbs Ferry itself. I love this school and will always consider myself very fortunate that my parents allowed me to decide where I wanted to go to school. I have never regretted my choice.
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The Masters School offers a rigorous environment for students to learn and participate in various activities. Besides having exceptional opportunities to learn, students have the ability to join and Number of Clubs from Dobbs 16. The nationally acclaimed singing group. To Mish, a charity organization that helps anyone that is in need. The Masters School offers excellent athletics with a Number of state of the Art facilities. Masters also has state of the art facilities for science, music, theater, and general classrooms. The Masters school is the place to go.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 688 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Feb. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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