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Dwight School

Dwight School

291 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, USA

+1 212 724 6360



Dwight School
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1872
Chancellor Stephen H. Spahn
Co-ed Age Range 2-18 years
Number of pupils 946
Kindergarten US$57,860 per annum
Grades 1-12 US$60,185 per annum
Language of Instruction English
Associations ECIS, CIS, IB, MSACHE, ISA

Dwight is a leading private international school committed to educating the next generation of innovative global leaders - one student at a time. For over 150 years, we've been dedicated to crafting a personalized journey for every student based on individual interests and passions. We call this igniting the "spark of genius" in every child. Personalized learning, together with community and global vision, are the three pillars upon which a Dwight world-class education rests.

Innovation is an integral part of daily life on campus and takes many forms, from being the first school in the Americas to offer all four International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, to empowering student entrepreneurs to translate their novel ideas into reality through our unique Spark Tank incubator program, supported by The Dwight School Foundation.

Dwight's inspiring faculty - master teachers from all corners of the globe - encourage students to believe in their own talents, follow their hearts, and take intellectual risks through the academically challenging International Baccalaureate. No two student journeys are the same. Offering one of the lowest student-faculty ratios among independent schools in New York City, Dwight provides one-on-one attention and ample opportunities for students to excel within and beyond the classroom through extensive language, design, and technology instruction; rich visual and performing arts programs; championship-winning athletic teams; and global leadership training.

Dwight has been an accredited IB World School since 1980, and no other curriculum fits better with Dwight's vision of educating innovative global leaders poised to succeed in today's rapidly changing workplace. The academic breadth and depth of the IB are unparalleled; it is the "gold standard" worldwide in pre-university preparation.

With a global network of brick-and-mortar Dwight Schools in New York, London, Seoul, Shanghai, Dubai, and Hanoi (opening 2024), students have numerous opportunities to travel and participate in cross-campus cultural and curricular exchange programs beginning in grade 5. These shared, enriching experiences prepare students for a future as leaders on the global stage, and the connections they forge will last a lifetime.

Dwight Global Online School, our campus in the cloud, ranked the #2 best online high school in the U.S. by Newsweek, offers students in grades 6-12 the flexibility to pursue their passions beyond the classroom. Students can take IB or AP online classes from anywhere, and come to Dwight's campus in New York for in-person experiences a few times a year.

Dwight's college counseling team provides expertise and guidance for students beginning early in grade 9. Our graduates attend top colleges and universities, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, Stanford, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, McGill, Oxford, and the University of Edinburgh, among others. Upon graduation, they join a vibrant Dwight alumni network that stretches across the globe.