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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B-
Dalton School is a top rated, private school located in New York, NY. It has 1,322 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $44,640 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
108 E 89th St
New York, NY 10128
Telephone
(212) 423-5450
Website

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.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1430
128 responses
Average ACT
33
54 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
43%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
29%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Dance Theater Workshop
    17%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • The Plays
    17%
  • Warren Hines Basketball Night
    17%
  • Science Fiction Fantasy Sleepover
    13%
  • Asian Cultures' Club Teahouse
    9%
  • Greek Festival
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,322
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$126,366
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,116
National
$949
Median Home Value
$932,906
National
$184,700
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Dalton School Reviews

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Dalton has a pretty rigorous academic curriculum that is definitely not the right fit for everyone, but in my opinion has done a good job of preparing students for college and beyond. Many classes are discussion based so it can be difficult to fade into the background or not do your work, and the environment is generally really competitive, especially in later years when college comes into the picture. One great thing about the school is that it gives laptops to each student for the whole school year, but you're paying for that and more with the price of tuition.
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I am a student at the Dalton school. Dalton is a great school to send your kid to because unlike other private nyc schools, Dalton has a happy and fun environment. For example, Trinity is a great academic school but it lacks the school spirit. Dalton's tuition is also less than a lot of other great city schools like Fieldston, Riverdale, etc. I recommend Dalton for kids that are capable of getting work done. My only critique of the school is that they lack political diversity. The school has very left wing beliefs, but students are still taught to find their own beliefs. I hope this helps anyone looking for schools.
School has lots of upper class so it’s not intended for those who can’t afford it. Just like any highly sought expensive private school, students can be bright but can be a little arrogant and high maintenance. $ and connections definitely helps. No wonder Harvard is mentioned!