|Motto||Go Forth Unafraid|
|Type||Independent, Coeducational, and College Preparatory School|
|Head of School||Ellen Stein|
|Students||approx. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group Educational institutions are often categorised along several dimensions An independent school is a school which is not dependent upon national or local Government for financing its operation and is instead operated by tuition charges gifts and Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities The College Preparatory School (also known as CPS or College Prep) of Oakland California, is a four-year private coeducational day high school Helen Parkhurst ( January 3, 1887 - June 1, 1973) was an American Educator, author lecturer the originator of the 1,300|
|Location||108 East 89th Street, New York, NY 10128,|
New York City, New York, Manhattan, United States
The Dalton School, originally called the Children's University School, is a private university-preparatory school on New York City's Upper East Side and a member of both the New York Interschool and the Ivy Preparatory School League. The City of New York New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A campus is traditionally the land on which a College or University and related institutional buildings are situated School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common The tiger ( Panthera tigris) is a member of the Felidae family the largest and the most powerful of the four " Big cats quot in the Genus A student newspaper is a Newspaper run by Students of a University, High school, Middle school, or other school A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school The City of New York The Upper East Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, between Central Park and the East River. The New York Interschool Association Inc is a consortium of eight independent schools in Manhattan that serves students teachers and administration The Ivy Preparatory School League, like the Ivy League for universities was originally an Athletic conference, not a scholastic one for New York City 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. Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York " 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.
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. John Dewey (October 20 1859 &ndash June 1 1952 was an American Philosopher, Psychologist, and educational reformer, whose thoughts and ideas have Helen Parkhurst caught the spirit of change and created the Dalton Plan. Helen Parkhurst ( January 3, 1887 - June 1, 1973) was an American Educator, author lecturer the originator of the The Dalton Plan is an educational concept created by Helen Parkhurst. 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.
The Dalton School, originally called the Children's University School, was founded by Helen Parkhurst in 1919. Year 1919 ( MCMXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common 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. Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language In Education, a teacher is one who helps Students or pupils often in a School, as well as in a Family, religious or Their natural instincts to play, to move, to talk, and to inquire freely were suppressed.
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. Maria Montessori ( August 31 1870 &ndash May 6 1952) was an Italian physician educator philosopher humanitarian and devout Bedales School is an independent school with a progressive ethos located in the village of Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England John Haden Badley ( 21 February 1865 &ndash 6 March 1967) author educator and founder of Bedales School, which claims to have become 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. Dalton is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. 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. Josephine Porter Boardman Crane (1873 - 1972 was an American socialite and 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 (ˈɛlɪnɔr ˈroʊzəvɛlt October 11 1884 &ndash November 7 1962 Winifred Ada Todhunter (born 1877 London; died September 11, 1961, Ladner British Columbia) was an educator translator and founder of the
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, Austria, Belgium, England, Korea, The Czech Republic, Taiwan, and Chile have adopted the Dalton Plan. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich The Kingdom of Belgium is a Country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters as well as those England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Korea is a geographic area composed of two sovereign countries a civilization and a former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. The Czech Republic ( ˈt͡ʃɛskaː ˈrɛpuˌblɪka short form in Česko ˈt͡ʃɛskɔ also called Czechia, Taiwan ( Taiwanese: Tâi-oân/Tāi-oân (historically 大灣/台員/大員/台圓/大圓/台窩灣 is an Island in East Asia. Chile, officially the Republic of Chile ( Spanish:) is a country in South America occupying a long and narrow Coastal strip wedged between the Today, there are three schools founded on the Dalton Plan in Japan. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. 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.
Dalton ranked fifth on the 2003 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. 
In 2003, the School ranked as the eighth most successful secondary school in the nation of graduates going on to attend ten very selective colleges by the Wall Street Journal.  In late 2007, WSJ produced a ranking of top high schools in the nation based solely on each schools' 2007 placement rate of students to Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Williams, Pomona, Swarthmore, the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins. Dalton placed 59 out of the 65 high schools in the nation in this ranking.  Based on their 2003-2007 college enrollment list, almost 30% of Dalton graduates chose to attend an Ivy League school.
Top Twenty Enrollment Figures From 2003-2007 
Admission to the Dalton School for Kindergarten to third grade is based on school records, ERB testing, and interview. Bowdoin College, founded in 1794 is a private liberal arts college located in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. 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). The Independent School Entrance Examination, or ISEE, is an Entrance exam used by many Independent schools and Magnet schools in the United 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 Candidates receive notification of acceptance, rejection, or wait list in February.
In recent years, the parental anxiety created by the highly competitive admission process has been the subject of repeated press coverage.  An average of over 1000 families per year interview for the coveted 90 spots at its kindergarten entry point.
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 room.
The Daltonian is Dalton's official student newspaper and is published every 2-3 weeks. Dalton students also produce other publications, most notably, the political journal Realpolitik as well as Blue Flag and Macrocosm.
The Dalton School is a part of the Ivy Preparatory School League in athletics. The Ivy Preparatory School League, like the Ivy League for universities was originally an Athletic conference, not a scholastic one for New York City Some teams, such as varsity football, participate in different athletic conferences.
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 championships.
Dalton also has a successful Science Olympiad team. Science Olympiad is a primarily American elementary, Middle school, or High school team competition that requires knowledge of various
During the years that Josh Waitzkin was a student at Dalton, he led the school to win six national chess championships. Joshua Waitzkin (born December 4 1976, New York City) is a Chess player Martial arts competitor and author 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. Knights of the South Bronx is a 2005 TV film about a teacher who helps students at a tough inner-city school to succeed by teaching them to play Chess. David MacEnulty also spent part of August 2007 offering free workshops for South African chess teachers at the MTN Sciencentre in Cape Town. Cape Town (Kaapstad Xhosa: Ikapa) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the metropolitan municipality of the 
The Dalton Ujima Club, which has forged a relationship with the Subukia educational district in Kenya, has raised over $70,000 dollars in scholarships towards high school education, and enrolled upwards of thirty students. The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the north Somalia to the northeast Tanzania to the south
The Dalton School offers many programs 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 their academic curriculum. At least two full-year arts credits are required for graduation, but many students take art all four years.
Dalton has many other clubs, including affinity groups, language clubs, sports clubs, and various special interest clubs.
In recent years, Dalton's Model United Nations (MUN) teams have been successful. Model United Nations (informally abbreviated as Model UN or MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants The team attends college conferences every year, including those at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Princeton University, and Johns Hopkins University. The University of Pennsylvania (also known as Penn) is a private University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Princeton University is a private Coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. From 2006 through 2008, Dalton has maintained an undefeated streak, winning best delegation awards at all of the conferences that the team attended-Johns Hopkins MUNC (three times), Rutgers MUN (twice), Harvard MUN (twice) and the Ivy League MUNC (twice).  Dalton has also hosted its own one-day conference for local high schools, DMUNC.
Dalton is also home to a Model Congress team. In the past, the Dalton Model Congress teams have attended Princeton Model Congress, Harvard Model Congress, Rutgers Model Congress, and Yale Model Congress. Though not as successful in recent years as the Dalton Model United Nations team, in the Spring 2008the team won its first conference at Rutgers Model Congress.
The school fields a nationally ranked computer science team which frequently places in the top five in the ACSL All-Star contest. ACSL, or the American Computer Science League, is an international Computer science competition among more than 200 Schools Each round consists of two In 2005, the team won first place in the Senior-3 division.  The team recently repeated the feat for the 2007-2008 school year.