I am a recent transplant from Hawaii and I have a kindergartner and third grader at Dalton. I love this school! My children made friends w/teachers, parents and children alike in no time at all. The principal is very involved w/the children. She does recess duty,and after school crossing guard as well as attending 'skate nights' at the local rink. She is always quick to speak to children about what may be going on in their world.