The Masters School

Do it with thy might

The Masters School is a co-ed boarding and day school located in Dobbs Ferry, just north of New York City. Located on a beautiful 100 acre campus, our upper school is comprised of 500+ students from 12 states, 26 countries and 90 local zip codes. Our middle school is comprised of 170 students hailing from over 90 local zip codes. We take full advantage of being just outside of NYC and use the cultural resources of the City often. Masters approaches teaching and learning using a discussion based, student-centered model, called Harkness. Here, we honor student voice.

At Masters, we live by our mission statement which centers on being a “power for good in the world”. We hold this mission central to everything we do in and out of the classroom. Our students care deeply about their commitment not only to their immediate surroundings, but also to the greater world.

Our community is built on a culture of kindness and inclusion. Students at Masters are empowered and encouraged to pursue their passions, take risks by trying new things and support their peers through it all.


Grades served: Grades 5-12
Total Enrollment: 694
49 Clinton Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY
(914) 479-6400
Head of School: Laura Danforth
Associate Head for Enrollment and Strategic Planning: Emma Katznelson

Open House: Please visit our website for more information.

Application Deadline: Day School – December 15 and Boarding School – January 15

“After four years, I have seen just how much Masters can positively affect one’s view of the world and promote self-improvement. I have grown to be more open-minded, confident, energetic and excited to come to school every day. I have learned how to have a positive outlook, try new endeavors, and be involved in activities I truly enjoy, in a community that supports me.”

“In my eight years at Masters, I’ve grown in so many ways. I’ve found my passions for writing, cross country and violin. I’ve become more confident speaking out at the Harkness table, learned important leadership skills, developed relationships, and had experiences that I’ll hold onto for the rest of my life. I’m so grateful for all of my teachers and friends who supported me along the way—I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them.”