Welcome to our High School! At its core, the Dalton High School focuses on advancing each student's intellect and humanity by engaging and inspiring innovative, resilient young people to develop independence and take ownership over their learning experience.
As Director of the High School, I am honored to work alongside our exceptional faculty and administrators as we guide our diverse student body through a formative period in their intellectual, ethical, and emotional development. Dalton high school students are defined by their impressive breadth of intellectual curiosity, depth of content knowledge in areas of particular interest, and their ability to form meaningful relationships with faculty and peers.
In High School, the Dalton Plan, anchored in the principles and practice of House, Assignment, and Lab reaches its full evolution. At Dalton, high school students not only have the unique opportunity to delve deeply into their studies in individual conversations with their teachers that occur throughout the week, but also to approach adults and other students with questions and ideas that range from the academic to the social, philosophical, spiritual, and imaginary. This approach to open, academic discourse and creative collaboration strengthens the relationship between students and faculty. Each day our students and faculty grow as learners and as people — making the choice to show up and engage in all that is theirs for the taking.
Along with the high school's rigorous academics, Dalton is equally committed to expanding awareness of self and others. It produces students of strong moral character and strengthens the instinct and ability to build, maintain, and bolster meaningful communities. We encourage academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while expecting our students to self-advocate within a community defined by acts of civic engagement, kindness, and social justice. We believe that education is even more relevant at a time when the transfer of knowledge and discovery is not tied to location. As a progressive school, Dalton engages eagerly within a traditional physical classroom, across multiple online platforms, and through a plethora of global educational opportunities.
As Director of Dalton's dynamic, progressive secondary school, I am excited to come to work everyday and experience the depth of enthusiasm and questioning to be found in this incredible community. I encourage our students to take risks, dream big and seek change; I join their teachers, friends, and families to celebrate them heartily as they do so. I urge you to explore our website and examine the breadth and scope of the high school curriculum as well as the countless extra-curricular opportunities that our school offers young people. I can attest to the exceptional level of scholarship and vitality that pervades our high school community, but it is best to experience it for yourself.
Please contact us directly to learn more about how and why Dalton’s high school students graduate embodying our motto, "Go forth unafraid," and how they put the Dalton experience to use as they work to change the world beyond our doors, in accordance with their dreams.
Director of the High School