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Dwight School

Dwight School is a coeducational private traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban

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Overview

Dwight School says

Founded in 1872, Dwight School is a nursery-grade 12 independent school located on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Dwight is the first school in the Americas to offer the comprehensive International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum for children ages 3-18. Dwight's academically rigorous IB program and world-class faculty educate the next generation of innovative global leaders. A Dwight education rests on three pillars: personalized learning, community, and global vision. Through personalized learning, Dwight faculty tap into the interests and passions of students to ignite the "spark of genius" in every child. Innovation is woven into the fabric of Dwight School, and students have numerous opportunities to let their creativity and imaginations soar. Dwight in New York is the flagship campus in a global network of Dwight Schools with additional campuses in London, Seoul, Shanghai, and on Vancouver Island. Being a part of a global network affords students numerous opportunities to travel, participate in exchange programs, enjoy curricular and creative collaborations, forge friendships, and share experiences that will last a lifetime

Curriculum

The International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum includes the Primary Years Program (presschool 3s-grade 5), Middle Years Program (grades 6-10), and Diploma Program (greades 11-2). The IB is a rigorous curriculum that educates students to be open-minded, balanced, ethical, and principled critical thinkers. The programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. The IB is recognized worldwide as the "gold standard" in pre-university preparation.

Mission Statement

Dwight is dedicated to igniting the spark of genius in every child. Kindling their interests, we develop inquisitive, knowledgeable, self-aware, and ethical citizens who will build a better world..

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Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (212) 724-6360
Email
  [email protected]

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 1

Academics

Academics

Academic Calendar: Trimester

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 875
Student Teacher Ratio 4 : 1
Dress Code Uniform

Extracurriculars

Dwight after-school activities are an important extension of the day. Students develop their interests and talents, and discover new ones, through extra-curricular programs that reinforce what they offer in the classroom, encourage skill development, and build self-esteem. Dwight offers an extensive range of age-appropriate extra-curricular programs designed to spark the minds, bodies, and imaginations of students all year long.
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Winter Track and Field
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Winter Track and Field

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

Other special emphasis assocations

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