Masters’ Signature Programs Continue to Grow

The Masters School is an independent day and boarding school for grades 5–12 that empowers independent thinkers through active intellectual exploration. Located on 96 beautiful acres, the School embraces a diverse and vibrant convergence of ideas, cultures, arts and athletics. Masters students confidently find their own voices, take risks, develop their talents and emerge ready for success in college, career and life. Further distinguishing the school are its three signature programs:  the Ethical Leadership Project, the Innovation, Engineering and Entrepreneurship Programs, and the Global Studies Program. Leadership is a daily activity embedded in the curriculum at Masters because everyday choices affect whether or not a community is made better and stronger.

The Ethical Leadership Project teaches the integral components of leadership and mentors students in meaningful leadership experiences, empowering students to choose positive action and pursue lives of significance. The Ethical Leadership program is also promoted among the faculty with meetings and workshops tailored specifically to them and conducted throughout the year.

The Innovation, Engineering, and Computer Science Programs aim to challenge students to think creatively, strategize and problem-solve real-life challenges. In Design Thinking and Social Entrepreneurship, students explore the fundamental principles of inspiration navigation, product/service creation and prototyping, real-world implementation and small-business operational skills.  The Masters Engineering Program offers the eligibility to earn college credits through a partnership with Rochester University of Technology. This program encourages students to think, do and make – all the while cultivating a mastery of thought that is hands-on and project-based. Throughout the four-year curriculum, students will solve open-ended problems that require planning, documentation, communication and advanced professional skills – all essential to a career path in engineering. The Masters’ Zetetics program enriches these offerings by focusing on engineering and robotic interscholastic competitions as well as participating in mathematical modeling and computer science competitions.

Global Studies Program inspires students to engage with and understand the critical issues facing today’s world to become better prepared to achieve in the wider, more complicated world ahead. Students have participated in transformative experiences like a two-week-long homestay in Lijiang, China, or at a progressive boarding school in Tokyo, Japan. They have traveled abroad to destinations such as Cuba and Montreal, plus have ongoing interaction on campus with boarding and exchange students from more than 30 countries – enhancing their interpersonal skills and cultural knowledge.

All these programs build on Masters’ powerful and transformative approach to education and its renowned Harkness teaching methodology that encourages students to actively participate, collaborate and take responsibility for their education. Both day and boarding students also benefit from the boarding school experience, which includes the resources, diversity and activities of Masters’ vibrant seven-day campus, and convenient access to the numerous learning and cultural opportunities in New York City. In addition, Masters’ dedicated faculty are highly accessible, with 60% living on campus. To learn more or to RSVP for an Open House (Grades 9-12: Oct. 21 @ 12 noon. Grades 5-8: Nov. 4 @ 12 noon) contact or 914-479-6420.

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