Your posts are only ever unhelpful. Try, just try one time, to be helpful and non-critical. You'll feel so much better.
I think asking on these message boards over and over again won't really help you get closer to an answer. We don't know your child's background and what would be best for him/her. I would suggest that you ask the admissions people at both of these schools to give you names of parents with kids who came from the same middle school as your kid. My DC started 9th at one of these schools and they connected me with another parent with a child of the same gender who was two years older than my DC and attended the same middle school of the previous private k-12. I had coffee with that mom and it was very insightful because we had the same point of reference. Our discussion was based on a shared background and it was super helpful. It's time to talk to real people and not anonymous message boards for help.
Coffee is a good idea, more than you'll get from a blind phone call
Agree. Talk to parents at both schools. Decide the best fit for kid.
There are multiple people who are in this position between these 2 schools but people on this board seem to think it's the same person. There are many kids who got into both and different people are posting for advice. If someone is tired of seeing posts about it then don't read them an don't comment on them.
Personally I would go with Trinity - it has one of the strongest academic reputations in the city and Dalton has shown its cracks during Covid. But you need to make the decision that's right for your family.
Same. But it's a personal decision, since both are excellent schools. Don't forget to consider commute as well.
Both are very academic, but Trinity probably wins there and with facilities. Other than that, Dalton may be better for an artsy kid and/or ones very invested in social justice, equity and inclusion.