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In September 2014, Dwight and the Shanghai Qibao High School will launch Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School, the first non-profit, independent, Chinese-foreign collaborative high school approved by the Shanghai Education Committee. This exciting development will afford Chinese and international students in grades 10 through 12 the opportunity to attend a new three-year, full-time boarding school in Shanghai. The school's curriculum is designed to integrate an international perspective with courses from Chinese compulsory education, including Chinese language, history, math, geography, and politics. The goal is to bring the best of Western and Chinese education together in an innovative way. Our new school in Shanghai expands our capacity to offer rich exchange opportunities for our students here in New York, opens the door for their collaboration with students and faculty in China, and extends online learning possibilities where the potential is unlimited for all. We look forward to announcing these initiatives when the school takes root next year!

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Global news spreads fast! When we announced the upcoming launch of Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School -- the first independent Chinese-foreign collaborative high school in China -- we received many requests from media outlets in both Shanghai and New York to speak about this ground-breaking partnership. Among them was Sinovision, a Chinese TV station based here that spoke in-depth with Dwight senior leaders about our philosophy; the IB; and the new school in Shanghai, which will combine the best of the Chinese and international curricula. We want to thank Katrina Xiao '14 for participating and sharing her perspective as a Dwight student!

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The Math League holds math contests for grades 4-8, Algebra 1 students, and high school students. Over one million students from the U.S. and Canada participate in Math League Contests each year. Every contest has questions from different areas of mathematics. The goal is to encourage student interest and confidence in mathematics through solving worthwhile problems. Many students first develop an interest in mathematics through problem-solving activities such as these contests. Schools compete in statewide or multi-state league competitions. Students from Dwight participated this year and the results are in!

Out of our Dwight School students specifically, Yunfei Liu '16 came in first, Peter Smondyrev '14 came in second, and Katrina Xiao '14 came in third place. Yunfei Liu '16 also came in fourth place in the entire Advance Math Division 2 (across U.S.)!

Out of Manhattan independent schools, Dwight School placed first! Out of 26 schools across the U.S., Dwight School placed eighth!

Dwight also made the list of the top high-scoring schools — cumulative for all contests in this league.

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in these math contests: Aru Akabayashi '16, Daniil Frants '15, Simen Huang '14, Hermione Li '15, Yunfei Liu '16, Peter Smondyrev '14, Jae Son '15, and Katrina Xiao '14!

Chancellor Spahn was so proud of our students' participation and placement! We look forward to our New York students collaborating with those in Shanghai next fall!
Congratulations to Daniil Plokikh '15 for being chosen as a 2014-15 Film Fellow by the prestigious Tribeca Film Institute! TFI only selects 20 New York City youth filmmakers ages 16-18 to participate in their Tribeca Film Fellows program. Programming includes development of a personal creative project, panel discussions, workshops, mentoring by Festival film directors, screenings, and special events. Daniil was also the recipient of the "Pitch Award" including a university scholarship — recognizing the quality of his current project he has in development with the Tribeca Film Institute.

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