The Dalton Plan


The Laboratory is integral to the educational culture of The Dalton School.

The word "Laboratory" refers to the one-to-one and small group sessions between students and teachers which augment the traditional classroom instruction, combining study, research, and collaboration. Students and teachers schedule these Labs at specified times throughout the school day to discuss Assignment projects, expand upon questions of interest that arise in class, clarify issues, and explore new facets of a topic they want to pursue. In the High School, there are special rooms for each subject area that give emphasis to this independent interaction between faculty and students.