Dwight School

291 Central Park W
New York, NY 10024-0100
Tel: (212)724-6360
Grades: NS - 12 | 624 students
Dwight School, founded in 1872, is an internationally recognized collegepreparatory school dedicated to igniting the "spark of genius" in every child.
No two students are alike, and no other school cultivates the development of the whole child in quite the same way as Dwight School does.
Through personalized learning, Dwight fits the learning experience to the individual strengths, interests, and passions of every student. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. European Council for International Schools
State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported yes
Year Founded 1880

Student Body

Total Students 624 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Dwight School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost $39,650
Admissions Director Martha Hirschman, Chair of Admissions
Admissions Associate Miranda Lodato


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
BoxingCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Contemporary Arts Society, Dance Lab, Darkroom Photography, Digital Photography, Dwight TV, Green Roof Space Research and Design, Green Team, Improv Performance Group, Institute for Civic Leadership Fellows Program, Jazz Band, Mock Trials, Model UN, Newspaper, Performance Music, Portfolio Prep, Prom Committee, Spinning, Student Council, Tai Chi, Upper School Theater Production, Upper School Vocal Ensemble, Yearbook, Yoga, Young Writers Society Dance Lab, Dwight TV, Green Team, Jazz Band, Mock Trials, Model UN, Newspaper, Portfolio Prep, Prom Committee, Spinning, Tai Chi, Yearbook, Yoga, Contemporary Arts Society,
Darkroom Photography,
Digital Photography,
Green Roof Space Research and Design,
Improv Performance Group,
Institute for Civic Leadership Fellows Program,
Performance Music,
Student Council,
Upper School Theater Production,
Upper School Vocal Ensemble,
Young Writers Society,

School Notes:

A pioneer in global education, Dwight was the first school in the United States tooffer the comprehensive International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum
spanning three programs (the Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programs) for students from preschool through grade12. Recognized worldwide as the “goldstandard” in pre-university acdemic preparation, the IB curriculum enables Dwight to educate internationally minded individuals who will become caring,principled global leaders. 
A Dwight education rests on three pillars: Personalized Learning – Dwight's world-class faculty is
dedicated to finding what makes each student special and unique. This student-centered focus enables
Dwight to support the development and individual interests of each child from the very start of a Dwight
education in the Early Childhood Division.Whether fostering an exceptional talent, providing tailor-made enrichment, or offering support within the academic arena, Dwight values and recognizes each 
student’s gifts and talents and nurtures them every step of the way.Community – Dwight is a close-knit
community in which every student can flourish and be empowered to make a difference. Both the School 
and the IB embed community awareness and service into numerous aspects of student life – and across
all grades – to enrich the School community itself, as well as the local and global communities beyond
campus. Students have a plethora of service programs and opportunities from which to choose, and
are encouraged to develop their own personal projects that can help make the world a better place.
Global Vision – Dwight's diverse community includes students and faculty representing over 40 countries.
Offering instruction in thirteen languages, with immersion language programs beginning at age two,
Dwight encourages students tosee the world from a broader global perspective. The  IB curriculum,
which is the same everywhere in the world, further promotes a sense of international-mindedness. I
n addition, Dwight School in New York is the flagship campus of The Dwight Schools, a global network
of campuses and programs in London, Seoul, Beijing, and on Vancouver Island. Being part of this wider
Dwight global community provides students with opportunities to participate in a wide range of cross-campus
curricular programs and trips. Dwight has a comprehensive college guidance program that helps each student find a college or university that suits his/her interests, personality, and future goals.Recent Dwight graduates have attended 
some of the world’s premier academicinstitutions, including Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, Columbia,Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Johns Hopkins, McGill, New York University,
 theUniversity of Pennsylvania, and Oxford.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sshs-ny/solomon Schechter High School Of Ny (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rodeph Sholom School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Rodeph Sholom School (0.2 miles away)
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