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  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.

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
146 responses
Average ACT
33
70 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
64%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
  • Dance Theater Workshop
    15%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Science Fiction Fantasy Sleepover
    15%
  • The Plays
    15%
  • Warren Hines Basketball Night
    15%
  • Asian Cultures' Club Teahouse
    7%
  • Greek Festival
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,322
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$139,988
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,359
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,338,350
National
$184,700
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Dalton School Reviews

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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.
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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.