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Overall Niche Grade
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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.
Address
108 E 89th St
New York, NY 10128
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Telephone
(212) 423-5450
Website
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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.
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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1420
106 responses
Average ACT
33
39 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
33%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,322
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$75,513
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,575
National
$949
Median Home Value
$871,500
National
$184,700
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Dalton School Reviews

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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 :-)
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Dalton is extremely competitive and academically vigorous - definitely for those type A, straight A types of students. If that's what you're looking for then Dalton is perfect for you. The environment can be mentally damaging as it can be so insanely competitive and students are often made to feel as if they are underprepared when in fact they are over-prepared. The school is great in terms of academics but lacks diversity and has many issues with the social groups and cliques. I think the school can work for you if you fit the model but it's definitely not for everyone.
I went to Dalton from kindergarten to eight grade and it definitely shaped me into who I am today. The teachers are amazing, they really care about the students. My favorite part about Dalton is the LAB system (which you have from 4th grade through 12th grade) and it is basically a free period where you can meet with teachers one on one and get started on homework. It really is a unique thing that makes Dalton special and it is useful in life because it allows kids to build the skills needed to advocate for themselves. Dalton truly is an amazing school and the food is great!!