Media and News Archive


  • April

    ¡Arepas Para Todos! Grade 6 Spanish Students Make Arepas con Queso in the Teaching Kitchen

    During the first week in April, students in Grade 6 Spanish continued their exploration of the flora and fauna of Colombia with a guest speaker and a cooking experience.
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  • Dalton Girls Dominate at All Girls National Chess Championship in Chicago

    The Dalton Chess Team recently competed in the KCF All Girls National Championship in Chicago, Illinois. The event took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel from April 12-14, 2024.
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  • Students Lead the Charge at Annual Bit by Bit Conference

    For over a decade, The Dalton School and its students have organized the Bit by Bit conference, a long-running conference championing female representation in the technology industry.
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  • Dalton Chess Wins 2024 National High School Championship for Third Consecutive Time

    2024 US Chess High School National Champions! The three-peat is complete! In truly remarkable fashion, the Dalton Chess Team once again established itself as the top US High School Chess Team by playing forth unafraid past a record-setting 1,860 of the most competitive scholastic chess players in the country from 37 states this past weekend in Baltimore, MD.
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  • Alum's Movie “When My Sleeping Dragon Woke” Highlights the Transformative Power of Storytelling

    Dalton’s Advancement and Alumni Relations Office hosted a screening of "When My Sleeping Dragon Woke" on Wednesday, March 13. Veteran actor and Tony-nominated Dalton Alum Sharon Washington ’77 wrote the story, and her husband, Chuck Schultz, directed and produced the film. 
    The movie delves into Sharon’s childhood living in a New York Public Library apartment where her father was the librarian custodian and her journey of discovery, many years later, writing a play that revisited her childhood. The film is a potent reminder of the transformative power of storytelling.
    At the Talk Back following the screening, student Adeline Lopez ’24 interviewed Sharon and Chuck, who said that the film was a leap into the unknown and ensured that this story lives on after Sharon’s one-woman play ended its run. While discussing the process, the filmmakers said Sharon’s story helped them find how it wanted to be told. In this instance, the film adopted a multimedia format, combining video, audio, photographs, and animation which served to illustrate aspects of Sharon’s childhood beautifully, 
    Reflecting on her Dalton education, Sharon said Dalton provided a space, place, and time to explore. Next up, a children’s book!
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  • Spring Break Best Reads

    Welcome back from Spring Break!

    Here are some books that our High School students recommend from their Spring Break reading piles!
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  • March

    Students Converse with Chinese-Spanish Graphic Novelist Quan Zhou

    Students in Spanish Literature and Food class had the opportunity to converse with Quan Zhou, a Chinese-Spanish illustrator and graphic novelist, to discuss race narratives in contemporary Spanish society.
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  • Dalton Chess Shines Bright at New York State Scholastic Championships

    The Dalton School proudly sent 54 students to compete in the New York State Scholastic Championships 2024, held in Saratoga. This year, the event boasted a record-breaking turnout with over 1,700 participants from across the state, making it the largest gathering of scholastic chess enthusiasts to date.

    Despite the persistent rain over the weekend, the atmosphere crackled with excitement as students engaged in intense competition. From Kindergarten to 12th Grade, Dalton's chess team showcased their skills and sportsmanship across various categories.

    Gus Huston, a seasoned competitor from Dalton, secured the High School Championship for the second consecutive year. His remarkable feat not only underscores his dedication and talent but also highlights the strength of Dalton's chess program. 

    Led by WIM and Life Master Beatriz Marinello, Dalton's coaching team provided tireless support throughout the tournament. Thank you to FM Lenny Kadishev and Chess Teachers Alexander Kure, Nelson Dunn, and Adia Onyango for guiding and mentoring the students throughout the weekend.

    Our Tigers placed in the top 10 places in all the sections where the team participated.  

    Dalton's chess coach, Beatriz Marinello, expressed pride in the students' achievements and emphasized the invaluable skills honed through chess. "I am very proud of the resilience of the children. The work continues," noted the coach. Their accomplishments are a testament to their dedication and the supportive community at Dalton."

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  • Dalton Places at 2024 All Girls NYC Chess Championship!

    On Saturday, March 2, 16 girls proudly represented Dalton at the 2024 All Girls NYC Chess Championship at PS11M. This prestigious event is organized by Chess in the School, a 501(c)(3) organization that teaches Title I students. This event brought over 400 of the city's top girl chess players from Kindergarten to 12th Grade.

    Throughout the tournament, the Dalton girls demonstrated remarkable moments of celebration and perseverance, exhibiting not only their impressive chess skills but also their outstanding sportsmanship and unwavering support for each other.

    In a heartening display of camaraderie, two High School students, Iris Mou ‘27 and Johji Nakada ‘26, generously joined the team as chess assistant coaches for the day, adding to the sense of unity and collaboration. 

    Together, we are building a formidable chess team and fostering a deep sense of pride and accomplishment within our school community.

    Congratulations to all the girls who participated in this memorable event, with a special acknowledgment to our three first-time tournament players. Go Dalton! Go Tigers!

    Team Result:
    Primary Championship (K-2 Open): 1st place

    Participants in the K-2 Primary Championship
    Rayna Gupta '34, Kaitlyn Heller ‘35, Arya Jain ‘36, Emma Hajin Kim ‘34, Riya Bose Gupta ‘36, Willa Moff-Ramos ‘35, Diane Chen Myers '34, Kelly Park '35, Michelle Park '35, Elise Rapaport ‘35, Aurora Rodriguez '34.

    Special Achievements:
    Emma Hajin Kim ‘34: Co-champion
    Diane Chen Myers ‘34: 4th Overall

    Participants in the K-6 sections
    K-5 U 1000: Cecilia Cooper ‘33, Maya Simon ‘33, Vivian Rowan Van Tuyl ‘33

    JH-HS Novice U1000: Yardena Nguyen-Vishnevsky ‘30

    Unrated: Kavanah Nguyen-Vishnevsky ‘36

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  • Celebrate Women's History Month

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  • Arte! Arte! Arte! - 1

    Arte! Arte! Arte!

    Ms. Nebres's Spanish 3HS class recently visited the Jewish Museum to view Marta Minujín’s retrospective exhibit Arte! Arte! Arte!
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  • Seventh Grade Expressive Shoe Design Assignment - 1

    Seventh Grade Expressive Shoe Design Assignment

    From paper to papier-mâché! 7th Grade artists began this Assignment with observational drawings of their own shoes and sneakers.
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  • February

    Girls Basketball Clinches Third Consecutive NYSAIS Championship with Undefeated Season

    With one final dominant win, Dalton Girls Basketball won the NYSAIS Championship on Saturday, February 25 and made history. Wrapping up a perfect season with an undefeated 26-0, Dalton overpowered league rival Fieldston with a commanding 69-37 victory at the Spence School Athletic Center.
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  • 7th Alumni Basketball Watch Game

    Alumni from the decades 1960-2018 cheered on the Dalton Tigers at the 7th Annual Alumni Varsity & JV Basketball Game Watch on February 9 at the 87th Street Phys. Ed. Center. Alums were not disappointed! 
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  • Dalton Shines at World Amateur Team and U.S. Team East 2024

    Dalton Chess players had a stellar performance at the World Amateur Team and U.S. Team East 2024 this weekend in Parsippany, New Jersey! Congratulations to International Master Gus Huston ‘24, National Master Nate Shuman ‘24, National Master Ryan Peterson ‘24, and 7th Grader Kevin Stern for winning World Amateur Team and U.S. Team East (USATE) for two consecutive years, a significant achievement in a highly competitive national event. The name of the winning team was “The Bacon, Egg, and Cheese En Passant.”
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  • Robotics Team, Quantum Mechanics, Hosts First Official Robotics Scrimmage for NYC

    Dalton’s Robotics Team, #6051 ~ Quantum Mechanics, hosted an official scrimmage for the NYC Region. Thirteen teams, eight schools, and around 75 students turned the weekend into a robot showdown! Quantum Mechanics ran everything from inspections to epic matches to assisting other schools, fixing and maintaining their robots. The team is getting geared up for the last round of qualifiers this weekend in Queens!
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  • Dalton Athletics Wraps up a Stellar Winter Season

    Dalton teams wrapped up a standout winter season that included an undefeated regular season for the Girls’ Basketball team and new school records in both Indoor Track and Varsity Swim. 
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  • February Book Selections

    The HS Library celebrates Black History Month!  We have many new and classic books by black authors on display for you to check out: see titles from this extended digital list.

    And some exciting Genre fiction titles new to the HS Library for all to enjoy!
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  • Dalton Bursts with Blue for Warren Hines

    The Athletics Center was overflowing Friday night as students donned their Dalton Blue for a "blue out" at this year's Warren Hines Night. Warren Hines Night is an annual event commemorating the legacy of the late Dalton student-athlete Warren Hines '88, who exemplified team spirit, commitment, and kindness. Funds raised at the event support the Warren Hinds scholarship fund. 
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  • Seniors Present Research at Capstone Symposium

    Hosted by Music Co-Chair Dr. Solomon and the Music Department, Seniors in the Music and English Capstone courses presented their research at the Capstone Symposium on January 16, 2024. Phoebe Bergan ‘24, Jacob Kramarsky ‘24, and Veda Safranek ‘24 shared capsule presentations exploring topics such as the role natural imagery plays in expressing the agency of female characters in Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, tradition versus modernism in The Fiddler on the Roof, and vocal health in metal music performance. 

    • Phoebe Bergan: Here Am I, Your Special Island: How Natural Imagery Helped the Women of Rodgers and Hammerstein Bloom
    • Jacob Kramarsky: The Act of Balancing: A Musical Analysis of Fiddler on the Roof (2004 Revival)
    • Veda Safranek: "What's That Noise?" An Exploration of Vocal Technique in the Metal Genre
    After a Q&A panel, keynote speaker Professor Matthew D. Morrison from NYU spoke on his research from his forthcoming book Blacksound: Making Race in Popular Music in the United States. 
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  • January

    Alumni Regional Gathering in Austin, TX

    Regional Alumni Gathering in Downtown Austin, TX

    While in Austin, Texas for a conference, members of Dalton’s Alumni office were delighted to meet up with a group of Alums at a downtown bar. 

    This small but mighty group of Alums – ranging from the Classes of 1970 through 2003 – enjoyed catching up with each other and Chief Advancement Officer L.J. Mitchell, Associate Director of Alumni Relations Debbie Freeman, and Director of Advancement Communications and Engagement Beth Softness.
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  • The Dalton School Alumni Council Senior Committee Tours the MoMA

    The Dalton School Alumni Council Senior Committee, which hosts events for Alumni who are 65 years and older, held its first event of the year on Friday, December 15 at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Fourteen alumni from the Classes of 1940-1976 enjoyed a one-hour, curator-led tour of the Picasso in Fontainebleau exhibit. Afterward, five Alums headed off together for lunch. 

    Please email if you’re interested in helping The Dalton School Alumni Council Senior Committee plan future alumni events. We hope to see you at future Alumni events!
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  • Dalton Athletics Enjoying Strong Winter Season

    Many Dalton teams have had success this winter with a number of teams preparing for postseason opportunities. 
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