Dwight School

291 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024-0100
Tel: (212)724-6360
Grades: NS-12 | 781 students
Founded in 1872 and located in New York, Dwight School is an internationally renowned private international school (nursery-grade 12) committed to educating the next generation of innovative global leaders — one student at a time.  Providing a personalized experience for each student through the academically vigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, Dwight is dedicated to “igniting the spark of genius” in every child.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported yes
Year Founded 1872

Student Body

Total Students 781 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Dwight School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 250 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
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:

What sets Dwight apart?

Personalized Learning
  • No two students are alike — and no two student journeys at Dwight are the sameDwight customizes an educational path for every student based on interests and talents
  • Dwight’s student-teacher ratio is among the lowest for New York City independent schools

  • Dwight is a close-knit, diverse community in which every student is empowered to make a difference
  • Established mentorship programs create bonds between older and younger students inside and outside the classroom
  • Dwight’s community partnership in East Harlem created the Dwight School Athletic Center

Global Vision
  • Dwight is the flagship campus of The Dwight Schools, a global network of IB World Schools in London, Seoul, Shanghai, and on Vancouver Island
  • Dwight students participate in exchange programs, curricular and creative collaborations, online programs, international athletic competitions, and global leadership conferences
  • Dwight is the first school in the Americas to offer the comprehensive IB curriculum for students ages 3-19
  • The IB educates students to be globally minded critical thinkers and global leaders
  • The IB is the “gold standard” in pre-university preparationInnovationStudent innovation and creativity are nurtured across campus.
  • An after school "Spark Tank" helps students of all ages develop social entrepreneurial initiatives. Students and teachers can apply for grants to take their novel ideas and inventions with real-world application into the marketplace.
  • Our 1:1 iPad/laptop program for students begins in fourth grade and ensures access to the latest technologies for learning in Dwight's MakerSpace, students craft and invent, reflecting their own passions
  • Our brand-new, state-of-the-art rooftop pavilions, which include an open observatory, are designed to be flexible learning and studio spaces in which students can explore, create, and let their imaginations soar

Profile last updated: 10/09/2015

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