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A+
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
1420
120 responses
Average ACT
33
48 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
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
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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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!
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Well what can I say, if you got the money and connections it can only help. That’s if you want to run with this crowd. You’re paying top dollars for resources and teaching. They do a great job making sure the students look the part for the schools you want to go. Your own connections might help but don’t count on a “connected” parent or alumni to push that hard. Believe me, admissions people are not easily persuaded by recommendations and money, they get that from all over the World. If your child is a type B, you can get better value and less noise elsewhere honestly.
Dalton offers an incredibly challenging academic environment for it’s students. As a School with a progressive philosophy expect students to be charged with managing there studies and responsibilities on there own from a very young age. Music and arts a a focus but sports are somewhat of an afterthought. A quick poll of parents will have you believe that every child is easily getting A’s. Don’t believe it. The use of tutors is pervasive. The amount of homework is staggering. I have a student there and the teachers share test and project grade averages. Trust me when I say all kids are not getting A’s. For those kids who can cope with the homework and absorb the material Dalton will turn them into super students. Word on the street is that after Dalton, college is a breeze for these kids. Then again all those kids may have been the ones that easily got A’s :-)