The Dalton Environment

Creating spaces and establishing practices that reflect our mission


List of 3 items.

  • Ensure that our facilities, methodologies and actions align with and enhance the depth and quality of our offerings and our progressive, inclusive and creative ethos.

  • Create inviting and accessible spaces for all community members that accommodate growth in our current programs and meet the potential demand for new programs.

  • Bring departments and disciplines physically closer, increasing opportunities for peer-to-peer collaboration, serendipitous interaction and community-building experiences.

Action Items

List of 3 items.

  • Complete the 89th Street Building Expansion project, bringing to life the School’s vision for a space that facilitates new, more collaborative ways of learning and inspires creativity, inclusion and excellence among all community members.

  • Launch a master planning process for all Dalton facilities to ensure that capital investments are well managed, that the school’s physical resources support innovative teaching and learning,

    and that spaces encourage reflection, embrace a diverse community and provide opportunities for school-wide community building. 
  • Continue to gather data from students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni through surveys, focus groups and other measures to better appreciate school culture and determine mission alignment.

    Use this data to inform decision making, build community and support an inspired and inspiring Dalton environment.

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