The Masters School
Five hundred boys and girls attend The Masters School from 13 states
and 14 countries as boarders in grades 9-12 and day students in
grades 5-12. The school's wooded 96-acre campus sits high above
the Hudson River just 20 miles from New York City. The diverse student
body, 29 percent of whom receive financial aid, is challenged by
the Harkness Method of classroom teaching which encourages cooperative
inquiry as round-table seating in small numbers affirms equal participation
and involvement. The academic curriculum is rigorous and innovative;
advanced placement courses and honors classes are scheduled in every
department at The Masters School.
A wide variety of on-campus extra-curricular activities at The
Masters School, including excellent visual and performing arts programs,
serve not only as a path to self-discovery but also as a means by
which students perceive and comprehend the external world.
A strong athletics program at The Masters School ensures that a
broad range of needs and interests are met so that every student
can participate. Athletic facilities include eight clay surfaced
tennis courts, five playing fields, a gymnasium with basketball
courts, fencing rooms, weight training equipment and exercise space.
Students compete in baseball, basketball, cross-country, fencing,
field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and
At the middle school level, girls and boys are divided into single
gender classes, developing each student' s academic potential and
learning style. At the upper school level, students experience a
coeducational environment, where shared leadership roles and collaborative
educational opportunities abound.