New York City’s posh private school heads earn huge salaries

The leaders of New York City’s poshest, wokest private faculties are raking it in like 1 percenters.

Jim Best, the top of the Dalton School on the Upper East Side, obtained $937,973 in compensation in 2019 together with a wage of $888,377, the nonprofit school’s most up-to-date tax submitting exhibits.

Best, who took the highest job on the school in 2018, announced in April he could be stepping down after what had been a number of tumultuous months on the elite establishment.

The school, which counts Anderson Cooper and Chevy Chase as graduates, has been roiled over its progressive agenda with an nameless group of fogeys griping in January that “Every class this year has had an obsessive focus on race and identity.”

And, because the The Post reported, some mother and father had been aghast that Dalton’s “health and wellness,” educator Justine Ang Fonte, was educating first graders about touching themselves for pleasure.

Jim Best, head of The Dalton School
Jim Best, head of The Dalton School

Fonte was additionally educating a course throughout city on the Upper West Side’s Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School to excessive school juniors on “pornography literacy” to the horror of some parents.

The compensation bundle for the top of that school, William Donohue, got here to $539,700 in 2019, together with a wage of $442,017 and a bonus of $75,000, based on its tax submitting.

Graph of prep school head's pay
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At the Upper East Side’s Brearley School, the place mother and father had been additionally labored up over the curriculum focus, Jane Foley Fried’s compensation as head of the school got here to $939,622 in 2019, with a wage of $717,888, a bonus of $87,500 and housing and maid service supplied by the school and valued at $98,879, based on its tax submitting.

Brearley guardian Andrew Guttmann ignited a controversy in April after a letter he penned to households went public and stated the school as soon as attended by Caroline Kennedy “has completely lost its way” and “the administration and the Board of Trustees have displayed a cowardly and appalling lack of leadership by appeasing an anti-intellectual, illiberal mob.” He notably objected to the concentrate on “systemic racism.”

Fried fired again that Guttman’s letter was “deeply offensive and harmful.”

Privilege and racial points had been additionally the main focus of curriculum on the Riverdale Country Day School within the Bronx, the place one guardian stated children were forced to label themselves primarily based on pores and skin colour.

Bodie Brizendine (inset)
Head of School  The Spence School.
Bodie Brizendine (inset) head of The Spence School.
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Domonic Randolph, head of Riverdale Country School
Domonic Randolph, head of Riverdale Country School

Dominic Randolph, the top of school there, had a compensation bundle totaling $1,075,504, together with his wage of $1,018,857 and housing and a social membership membership.

The Upper East Side’s all-girls Spence School shaped a process drive to show the school into the “anti-racist institution it aspires to be.” The school’s head, Bodie Brizendine, had a compensation bundle of $942,615 in 2019, together with a wage of $886,860.

The anti-racism process drive on the Upper West Side’s Trinity School numbered almost 200 folks and put out a report this month recommending issues like “listening circles” and “affinity spaces.” John Allman, the top of the school, obtained a $1.1 million compensation bundle with $751,348 in wage; a $105,300 bonus; $47,250 in deferred compensation, and $224,133 in advantages, together with housing in a school-owned brownstone, its tax submitting exhibits.

At the Upper East Side’s Chapin School, director Patricia Hayot obtained a $1,041,864 compensation bundle in 2019, together with a wage of $898,033; $132,650 in deferred compensation, and $11,181 in advantages.

The school beforehand supplied Hayot, who stepped down in 2020, with a $500,000 loan to purchase a apartment.

Mr. Paul Burke (inset) was unanimously named the seventh head of school at Nightingale in 2012.
Mr. Paul Burke (inset) was unanimously named the seventh head of school at Nightingale in 2012.
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Jessica Bagby, the head of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Jessica Bagby, head of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School

Jessica Bagby, the top of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, obtained $795,872 in wage, a $112,500 bonus, $63,096 in “other compensation” plus different advantages that totaled $1,098,788. The bundle included housing and automobile allowances, based on the tax submitting for the school which has campuses in Manhattan and the Bronx.

The compensation for the top of the Upper East Side’s Nightingale-Bamford School, Paul Burke, got here to $1.2 million in 2019 with a wage of $918,502 and “other compensation” of $219,343 that included housing, its tax submitting exhibits.

The all-boys Collegiate School on the Upper West Side supplied a $1,087,660 compensation bundle to headmaster Lee Levison in 2019, together with a wage of $936,323. Levison stepped down in June 2020.

Additional reporting by Conor Skelding and Kieran Ungemach


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