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The one-strike substance use policy was reformed this year, in order to better align the purpose of the policy and the mission of the School.

A decade later, zero tolerance substance abuse policy reformed

Kira Ratan, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2021

After years of conflict and contention, Masters’ current one-strike policy regarding drug and alcohol abuse will be removed and replaced by a broader policy not limited to automatic academic dismissal. The...

Matthew Williams, a junior, was one of many students to attend the New York State Education Department’s  meeting on the topic of substantial equivalency.

New York proposals look to regulate non-public curriculum

Lance Leys, Accountability and Accuracy Manager January 6, 2021

On the week of December 6th, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) hosted the last of its stakeholder engagement meetings on the topic of substantial equivalency in state educational systems.  Substantial...

Con: In-person learning, not worth all the risks

Con: In-person learning, not worth all the risks

Ethan Schlapp, Lead Sports Editor December 16, 2020

When I first heard that Masters had decided to switch to a hybrid learning model, I felt concerned, but unsurprised. The school had been long deliberating about whether it would be a beneficial decision...

Pro: In-person learning, lets go to school safely

Pro: In-person learning, let’s go to school safely

Kira Ratan, Features Lead Editor December 16, 2020

When school “started” online in September, it had been over six months since our last day of in-person school. Six months since I’d hugged my friends, seen my classmates, talked to my teachers face...

The front door of Masters Hall will remain closed for the start of the 2020-2021 school year as students will be learning remotely for at least the month of September. Members of the Masters community have mixed reactions to the schools decision to begin online.

Students and faculty reflect on school’s reentry decision as remote start looms

Logan Schiciano, New Ventures Editor September 5, 2020

With the first day of classes just days away, students and faculty at The Masters School have varying opinions on Head of School Laura Danforth’s decision to return to remote teaching and learning for...

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