Stephanie Smith reports:
Wealthy parents are fuming after the uber-exclusive Dalton School sent out an e-mail naming dozens of kids rejected by the school.
Dalton — whose alumni include Anderson Cooper, Chevy Chase, Sean Lennon and Claire Danes — is known for its fiercely competitive admissions process as presided over by the admissions director, Elizabeth Krents.
Recently, the upper-crust school sent out a letter to boosters and alumni with a list of families that have applications pending, as well as names of students who were rejected from Dalton.
The list also included names of students who withdrew applications — which gave away others who didn’t make the cut. Sources explained that alumni parents are often “tipped off” by Dalton that their child may not get in, and the family then has the choice to withdraw their child’s application, saving the embarrassment of having their kid rejected.
The revealing e-mail went out as part of a fundraising effort to have school supporters lobby parents of recently rejected kids for money, sources say.