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Trinity School 139 West 91st Street www.trinityschoolnyc.org Coed, Day Grades/Enrollment: K-12/997 Ivy Placement Rate: 38 percent of the 2004-2008 graduating classes Uniform: Pretty standard through Middle School; Upper School students may wear jeans and sneakers. Famous Alums: Humphrey Bogart, Truman Capote, Jim Carroll, Larry Hagman, Sophie B. Hawkins, Liz Lange, Stacy London, John McEnroe Street Rep: The place to go to high school for those who don’t go to boarding school. Rated the No. 1 school in the country by Forbes magazine. Backstory: “In 1977, John McEnroe was No. 1 on the tennis team, and I was No. 2. What I found remarkable about him, besides his unbelievable tennis talent, was his devotion to playing for Trinity. But when John got a wildcard to play in the French Open, where he won the first of his many Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles, he had to miss the National Interscholastic Tennis Championships where Trinity finished sixth in the country . . . without John.” —Tory Kiam, entrepreneur A tricked-out “Buckley bum”

The Dalton School 108 East 89th Street www.dalton.org Coed, Day Grades/Enrollment: K-12/1,302 Ivy Placement Rate: 29.8 percent of the 2005-2009 graduating classes Uniform: None. Famous Alums: Chevy Chase, Anderson Cooper, Claire Danes, Helen Frankenthaler, Jennifer Grey, Marci

Klein, Mary Stuart Masterson, Jennifer O’Neill, Tracy Pollan, Jamie Redford, Marian Seldes, Wallace Shawn, Christian Slater Street Rep: Dalton is non-traditional, artsy and progressive (no uniform!), with lots of celebrity offspring. School plays are a star-studded affair. Backstory: Dylan Lauren, according to her 6th-grade English teacher, turned in every paper with a drawing of a little bunny on top. “I really do love bunnies,” Lauren says. ✦

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