The Dalton Citizen

Cultivating ethical, purposeful citizens of a diverse community


List of 3 items.

  • Set and reinforce expectations of what it means to be a Dalton citizen — as a student or alum, a faculty member or staff member, an administrator or parent — building on a foundation of character, kindness, inclusivity and empathy.

  • Curate new opportunities to engage with our city, our country and our world, including an enhanced and innovative service learning program.

  • Expand the number of opportunities and spaces in which all community members can engage with a broad range of respectful views as we increase our understanding of responsible citizenship at Dalton and beyond.

Action Items

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  • Define and communicate Dalton’s community norms and values for all constituencies.

  • Provide orientation opportunities for all community members at important school entry points to align students, teachers, parents and others with the School’s core values, The Dalton Plan, and essential school practices and structures.

  • Create a K-12 Service Learning program that emphasizes service in New York City and beyond as an essential part of the Dalton experience and prioritizes time for reflection on issues of ethics, equity, inclusion and social justice.

  • Partner with students, faculty, staff, board members, parents and alumni to ensure that issues of community, citizenship, equity and inclusion remain top strategic priorities for the School.

  • Plan and host conferences for internal and external audiences that establish Dalton as a beacon of equity practices locally, nationally and internationally.

    Use these experiences to explore challenging societal issues, promote civil discourse and reinforce core values of the Dalton community.

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