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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
Status Private
Chancellor Stephen H. Spahn
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 2-18 years
Number of pupils 950
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Mike Paul
MYP Coordinator Beth Billard
PYP Coordinator Alex White
Associations ECIS, CIS, IB, MSACHE, ISA

Founded in 1872, Dwight School is an internationally renowned college preparatory school with a rich tradition of academic excellence and igniting the "spark of genius" in every child. Dwight's exceptional education rests on three pillars: personalized learning, community, and global vision. The School's diverse faculty and student body represent over 55 countries, deepening the internationally minded, innovative learning environment.

A leader in global education, Dwight is the first school in the Americas to offer the comprehensive International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum for students from preschool through grade 12. It is also the first school in New York City to offer the PYP. The rigorous IB is recognized as the "gold standard" in pre-university preparation. Through the IB, Dwight is educating students to become caring, open-minded and critical-thinking global leaders. Foreign language instruction is extensive and begins in preschool.

Through Spark Tank, Dwight's unique incubator designed to nurture innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills beyond the classroom, K-12 students develop their own ideas for new businesses, non-profits, and products.

Dwight School in New York is the flagship campus of a global network, which includes schools in London, Seoul, Shanghai, Dubai, and (starting in 2024) Hanoi. Dwight Global Online School - a campus in the cloud ranked the #2 best online high school in the U.S. - extends a world-class Dwight education everywhere. Dwight students benefit from a wide range of exciting cross-campus academic, leadership, and creative collaborations.

Dwight School has a comprehensive college guidance program beginning early in grade 9. Graduates attend the finest colleges and universities in the world, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, St. Andrew's, and the University of Edinburgh, among many others. Upon graduation, they join an extensive global network of alumni leaders - all dedicated to making our world a better place.

Dwight is accredited by the Council of International Schools, the International Baccalaureate, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and the World Academy of Sport. Financial aid is granted on the basis of need.