Dwight School

Tel: (212)724-6360
  • 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.

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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 OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedyes
Year Founded1872

Student Body

Total Students781 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 29%
Students by GradeDwight School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers250 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$39,650
Admissions DirectorMartha Hirschman, Chair of Admissions
Admissions AssociateMiranda Lodato

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
BoxingCross Country,
DanceFencing,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track

Extracurriculars

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

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

Community
  • 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.
Innovation
  • 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
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