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The Dalton School
Motto Go Forth Unafraid
Established 1919
Type Independent, Coeducational, and College Preparatory School
Head of School Ellen Stein
Students approx. 1,300
Grades K -12
Location 108 East 89th Street, New York, NY 10128,
New York City, New York, Manhattan, United States
Accreditation NAIS
Campus Urban
Colors Blue, White
Mascot Tiger
Newspaper The Daltonian
Website http://www.dalton.org

The Dalton School, originally called the Children's University School,[1] is a private university-preparatory school in New York City and a member of the Ivy Preparatory School League. The school is located in three buildings, all in Manhattan: the Middle and High Schools for grades 4-12 are located at 108 East 89th Street; this building is referred to as simply "The Dalton School" or "Big Dalton." Grades K-3 are taught at a different building on 53 East 91st Street; this area is known as "The First Program" or "Little Dalton." The primary center for physical education and sports facilities is the Physical Education Center at 200 East 87th Street. Image File history File links DaltonLogo. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Educational institutions are often categorised along several dimensions. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually shortened to preparatory school, or prep school) is a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... For other uses, see Tiger (disambiguation). ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school) is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Ivy Preparatory School League, like the Ivy League for universities, was originally an athletic conference, not a scholastic one, for preparatory schools. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ...


The Dalton Plan

Inspired by the intellectual ferment at the turn of the century, educational thinkers, such as John Dewey, began to envision a new, progressive, American approach to education. Helen Parkhurst caught the spirit of change and created the Dalton Plan. Aiming to achieve a balance between each child's talents and the needs of the growing American community, Helen Parkhurst created an educational model that captured the progressive spirit of the age. Specifically, she had these objectives: to tailor each student's program to his or her needs, interests, and abilities; to promote both independence and dependability; and to enhance the student's social skills and sense of responsibility toward others. Parkhurst developed a three-part plan that continues to be the structural foundation of a Dalton education: House, Assignment, and Lab. John Dewey (October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer, whose thoughts and ideas have been greatly influential in the United States and around the world. ... Helen Parkhurst (January 3, 1887 - 1973) was a U.S. educator and the originator of the Dalton Plan. ... The Dalton Plan is an educational concept created by Helen Parkhurst. ...


The Dalton School, originally called the Children's University School, was founded by Helen Parkhurst in 1919. It was a time marked by educational reform. Philosophers, teachers, and child psychologists identified as "progressives" began to question the conventional wisdom of the day which held that education was a process of drill and memorization and that the only way to teach was to regiment children in classrooms. Their natural instincts to play, to move, to talk, and to inquire freely were suppressed. Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... A philosopher is a person who thinks deeply regarding people, society, the world, and/or the universe. ... For university teachers, see professor. ... A psychologist is a person who studies psychology, the systematic investigation of the human mind, including behavior, cognition, and affect. ...

Progressive educators believed that the development of the whole child is of primary importance; that children are social beings and that schools should be communities where they can learn to live with others; that these communities should devote themselves to the total enrichment of mind, body, and spirit.

After experimentation in her own one-room school with Maria Montessori, Helen Parkhurst visited other progressive schools in Europe including Bedales School and its founder and headmaster John Haden Badley in England. She developed what she termed, the Dalton Plan which called for teachers and students to work together toward individualized goals. The Laboratory Plan was first put into effect as an experiment in the High School of Dalton, Massachusetts, in 1916. The estate of her benefactor Mrs. W. Murray Crane was also near Dalton and from this beginning, the Laboratory Plan and school eventually took their names. Maria Montessori (August 31, 1870 – May 6, 1952) was an Italian physician, educator, philosopher, humanitarian and devout Catholic; she is best known for her philosophy and method of education of children from birth to adolescence. ... Bedales School is a public school with a progressive ethos located in the village of Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England. ... John Haden Badley, at the age of 56, from the painting by Fred Yates John Haden Badley (February 21, 1865 – March 6, 1967), author, educator, and founder of Bedales School, which claims to have become the first coeducational public boarding school in England in 1893. ... Dalton is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Josephine Porter Boardman Crane (1873 - 1972) an American patron of the arts. ...

In 1919, Helen Parkhurst relocated to New York City, where she opened her first school on West 74th Street. Larger facilities soon became necessary; the Lower School was moved to West 72nd Street, and the High School opened in the autumn of 1929 in the current building at 108 East 89th Street. Eleanor Roosevelt admired the work of Helen Parkhurst and played an important role in expanding the population and resources of the school by promoting a merger between the Todhunter School for girls (founded by Winifred Todhunter) and Dalton in 1939. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt known as Eleanor (IPA: ; October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American political leader who used her influence as an active First Lady from 1933 to 1945 to promote the New Deal policies of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as taking a prominent... The Dalton School, originally called the Childrens University School, is a private college-preparatory school in New York City. ... Winifred Todhunter was an educator, translator and founder of the Todhunter School for girls in New York City. ...

Enlarged and modified through the years, Dalton still celebrates many of the school-wide traditions begun by Helen Parkhurst, including the Candle Lighting Ceremony, Greek Festival, and Arch Day.


Over the years, Dalton has gained international recognition for its academic excellence. Schools in The Netherlands, Australia, England, Korea, The Czech Republic, Taiwan, and Chile have adopted the Dalton Plan. Today, there are three schools founded on the Dalton Plan in Japan. Leading educators from public and private schools and universities, from the United States and abroad, visit Dalton to observe its system of education and to learn more about the school's recognized achievements in the area of technology. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Korean civilization. ...

The Dalton School has always been known for its promotion of and strength in the arts, particularly the visual arts, dance and theater. The arts are highly regarded and students are encouraged to pursue their interests in addition to the demanding academic curriculum.

College placement

Dalton ranks fifth on the Worth magazine ranking of graduates matriculating to attend Harvard, Princeton, or Yale. Worth is a personal finance and luxury lifestyle magazine in the United States. ...

The school ranks as the eighth most successful secondary school in the nation of graduates going on to attend ten very selective colleges.

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Admission to the Dalton School for Kindergarten to third grade is based on school records, ERB testing, and interview. For grades 4–12 admission is based on school records, writing samples, an interview, and standardized testing (Dalton accepts the ISEE test as well as the SSAT test). Candidates receive notification of acceptance, rejection, or wait list in February. The Independent School Entrance Examination, or ISEE, is an admissions test administered by the Educational Records Bureau for placement in independent schools for grades 5-12. ... The SSAT logo The Secondary School Admission Test, or SSAT, is an admissions test administered to students in grades 5-11 to help determine placement into independent or private junior high and high schools. ...

In recent years, the parental anxiety created by the highly competitive admission process has been the subject of repeated press coverage.[2][3][4]

Dalton School buildings

The entrance to "Big Dalton."

The school offers education from kindergarten through the 12th grade. The building at 108 East 89th Street, nicknamed "Big Dalton", contains grades 4-12, as well as a theater, music and art studios, and administrative space. A separate building, nicknamed "Little Dalton", on 91st Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue, has classroom space for the kindergarten and first three grades. Another building, at 87th Street and Third Avenue, contains two gyms and other areas for physical education, including a weight training room and an aerobics Timothy Dalton 1986 This work is copyrighted. ... Timothy Dalton 1986 This work is copyrighted. ...

Co-curricular activities and athletics

The Daltonian is Dalton's official student newspaper. An award winning student newspaper, The Daltonian, is published every two-three weeks. Dalton students also produce many fine publications; most notably, Realpolitik--a political journal, which has been recognized and commended by scholars and statesmen--as well as Blue Flag and Macrocosm.

The Dalton School is a part of the Ivy Preparatory School League in athletics. Some teams, such as varsity football, participate in different athletic conferences. The Ivy Preparatory School League, like the Ivy League for universities, was originally an athletic conference, not a scholastic one, for preparatory schools. ...

Dalton offers 23 varsity teams (including a Cheerleading squad) and nine junior varsity teams in the high school athletics program. The school colors are white and blue, and the school's mascot is the tiger.

Dalton's cross-country team came in third place in the Ivy Preparatory League in 2006, and finished in fourth place in the NYSAIS[1] Championships.

In recent years, Dalton's Model United Nations (MUN) teams has been one of the top teams in the country. The team attends college conferences every year, including those at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Princeton University, and Johns Hopkins University. In 2006-2007 Dalton completed an undefeated MUN season, winning best delegation awards at all four conferences that the team attended. Dalton has also hosted its own one-day conference for local high schools, DMUNC. A Model United Nations Conference in Stuttgart, Germany in action. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... Harvard redirects here. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... The Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ...

Dalton is also home to a Model Congress team, though the size of the club is still fairly limited. In the past, Dalton has attended conferences at Yale and Columbia.

The school fields a nationally ranked computer science team which frequently places in top five in the ACSL All-Star contest. In 2005, the team won first place in the Senior-3 division.[5] ACSL is the American Computer Science League, an international computer science competition among more than 200 schools. ...

Dalton has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the Science Olympiad competition. Although the club is only three years old, it has qualified for the State competition twice already. At the Regional competition, the team has always placed in the top 15 teams, with Dalton students sweeping awards from almost every category they competed in.

During the years that Josh Waitzkin was a student at Dalton, he led the school to win six national chess championships. The chess team is coached by David MacEnulty whose story as a chess teacher in a Bronx public school was made into a TV movie called Knights of the South Bronx.[citation needed] David MacEnulty also spent part of August 2007 offering free workshops for South African chess teachers at the MTN Sciencentre in Cape Town. [[2]] Joshua Waitzkin (born December 4, 1976, New York City) was a child-prodigy chess player who won the U.S. Junior Chess championship in 1993 and 1994. ... Categories: | ... Nickname: Motto: Spes Bona (Latin for Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Coordinates: , Country Province Municipality City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality Founded 1652 Government [1]  - Type City council  - Mayor Helen Zille  - City manager Achmat Ebrahim Area  - City 2,499 km²  (964. ...

The Dalton Ujima Club, which has forged a relationship with the Subukia educational district in Kenya, has raised over fifty thousand dollars in scholarships towards high school education, and enrolled upwards of thirty students.[citation needed]

Dalton students also publish a political magazine, Realpolitik, as well as a very successful Literary Magazine, "Blue Flag".

Dalton has many other clubs, including affinity groups, language clubs, sports clubs, and various special interest clubs.

Notable alumni of the Dalton School

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Notable parents of Daltonians

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Depictions in pop culture

  • In Manhattan, the character played by Woody Allen is dating a 17-year old (played by Mariel Hemingway) who attends Dalton. The Dalton School sued Woody Allen for the implied pedophilia in this film.
  • Wallace Shawn, who plays a university professor in the film Manhattan, graduated from Dalton Elementary in 1957 along with classmate Chevy Chase.
  • In Coming Soon, the main character attends a school called "Halton" that is obviously based on Dalton.
  • Short-lived MTV reality show Rich Girls originally depicted Dalton's facade in its opening credits.
  • In the television show Will & Grace, in an episode in which the two titular characters attempt to conceive a child, Will tells Grace that their child is "already on the waiting list for Dalton."
  • Both D.E.B.S. and the film version of American Psycho contain the line, "Did you go to Dalton?"
  • In the movie Baby Boom, Diane Keaton overhears a few young mothers worrying about whether or not their children will be admitted to Dalton.
  • In the movie Searching for Bobby Fischer, the main character attends Dalton as he did in real life.
  • On the show Sex and the City, while at a wedding, the main character, Carrie, points out the bride's classmates from Dalton.
  • In the film version of The Devil Wears Prada, editor Miranda Priestly's twin daughters attend Dalton. Anna Wintour, who Priestly's character is based on, also sent her children to Dalton.
  • In the television show "Gossip Girl", Edward Abbot (Serena's masked ball date) is a senior at Dalton. However, many of his fictional achievements would be impossible as Dalton does not have either a polo or sailing team. Moreover, track and lacrosse are both played during the spring season, and Dalton does not allow its students to play more than one sport in a season.[citation needed]

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Notes and references

  1. ^ http://www.nndb.com/edu/696/000080456/
  2. ^ Failing at Four
  3. ^ Survivor:The Manhattan Kindergarten
  4. ^ It's Preschool Daze For Parents
  5. ^ http://acsl.org/acsl/results/2004-2005.htm

External links

  • The Dalton School website
  • The Daltonian's website
  • The Dalton Schools of Japan
  • Prep School USA. "2003 High School Rankings," citing the Sept. 2002 Worth magazine article entitled "Getting Inside the Ivy Gates," by Reshma Memon Yaqub.

Worth is a personal finance and luxury lifestyle magazine in the United States. ...

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