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- College PrepA+
- Clubs & ActivitiesA+
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.
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Culture & Safety
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
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- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses
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- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
Dalton School Reviews
While yes, the academics are incredibly rigorous, and Dalton prepares us well for equally rigorous collegiate study, the methods with which certain students achieve in the high-school are often questionable, often downright immoral. 'Tutors' are rampant, brown-nosing is expected and encouraged, and the strict rules against cheating are often selectively enforced. Often success is directly correlated with socio-economic class, and what tier of donor you are. The fact is though, Dalton is almost certainly the least heinous offender of the aforementioned shady business within the private school circle, and the administration is at least attempting to reform itself. So if you are committed to sending your child to an elite/elitist NYC school, Dalton is probably your best option.
I loved my experience at Dalton. It's an academically rigorous school with a collaborative environment, which are factors that one normally doesn't see paired together in a school. The teachers are amazing and seem to really care about each student's success both in and out of the classroom. Classes are mainly discussion based, thereby allowing everyone to engage in the material in a thoughtful and meaningful way. Dalton has and implements very left winged beliefs and in this way, lacks political diversity. However, they do attempt to engage in meaningful conversations about sensitive topics without imposing these beliefs.
Things got better as they began to diversify amongst faculty and students. There's definitely still a serious air of elitism amongst much of the student body, especially around college/grades/socioeconomic status. Dalton is kind of like a bubble, which has its pros and cons. While it was nice to have a small grade and be given all of the benefits that come with attending such a prestigious school, it also means that a lot of people aren't really educated on racial/economic issues or conflicts, or just don't care.