NYC Prep School Emails Reject List

Hello, Upper East Siders, this is a scandal right out of Gossip Girl. The Dalton School, a New York City private school, reportedly sent out a list of students rejected by the institution—as part of a fundraising effort. The über-exclusive school reportedly sent a letter to boosters and alumni listing families with applications pending, students who pulled their applications (it’s rumored that in-the-know parents pull their children’s bids if they hear they will be turned away), and the names of students rejected from the school. The letter’s baffling purpose is reportedly part of a fundraising drive to get money from recently rejected kids to improve relations with the school—or as part of some pay-for-acceptance plan. Some parents are rumored to be considering suing. Dalton acknowledged that a “breach” happened and promised it would not happen again.