52 reviews
  1. New York, NY
  2. K-12
  3. Private
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    NG
Address
108 E 89th St
New York, NY 10128
Telephone
(212) 423-5450
Website
Organization Memberships
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$44,640

Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.

Dalton School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Data not available
Average SAT
1430
98 responses
Average ACT
32
30 responses

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
40%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
40%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,303
Free or Reduced Lunch
Data not available
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
Data not available
National
$11,890
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The teachers are very helpful and understand for the most part. Classes engage the students, even those who would rather not be. The worst thing about the school really is the clique-iness and the exclusion. Of course there are moments where you can get along and talk to anyone in your grade, but don't expect to get invited to any parties or included in group things. I am a very social person and friends with people from every group. There is a certain group that is very diverse meaning basically all of the kids of color and a few white kids and I happen to be a part of that group. For this reason, it seems that a few people assume what type of person I am and decide that I am someone not to hang around with, even though I think that we may have things in common or become good friends. Overall, academics good, social- not so much. Food is great though.
The teachers at Dalton are amazing! Most of them have the highest degree in their field. They care so much about what they teach. It helps that the Computer Science, English, History, and Science teachers can teach their specialty in the later high school years. I know of at least two science teachers that have written their own text books for the courses they teach (one for BioTech, and one for Astrophysics).
After being at a school for thirteen years, it's hard not to only see the bad in it. There are many fantastic things that go on there, but I'm able to see the worst in it just because I want to see something new so desperately. The social diversity is hard to navigate, though, knowing the same group of 100 people for the past 13 years and seeing them in the halls can become drudging and tiring. There's also the additional part that the people tend to be uniform and there aren't as many social groups or cliques as there tend to be in other schools, making it hard for students to find a place within the school and make new friends after 13 years.