The Latest News
With five decades of experience as an educator and mentor, Chancellor Stephen Spahn has a wealth of experience and insights to share. As the longest-serving leader of an independent school in New York City — and Chancellor of The Dwight Schools, our global network of campuses that spans three continents and dates back over 40 years — he is highly regarded worldwide for his expertise. Also a former Board member of the International Baccalaureate, Chancellor Spahn is often called upon to participate in shaping the future of the IB.

With the launch of his monthly blog in September, he enjoys sharing his perspective and impressions on a range of educational topics of interest. These include insights into some of Dwight's proud traditions, expectations for innovation, thoughts about what's happening in the world of the IB, and more. We invite you to read his latest post here, join in with comments, share it with your friends and family, and come back again!
Timothy House students were recently visited by The Good School, a mobile arts education school that cultivates commercial and traditional art-making skills, and technological understanding through stop-motion animation filmmaking.

During this interactive visit, students explored stop-motion, a cinematographic technique where the camera is repeatedly stopped and started.

Using a wide array of materials and processes including claymation, abstract animation, and 2-D and 3-D techniques, our students then created their own stop-motion films!

Take a look at our students' work from last year in this video:
View the complete album here:
This past Sunday, 23 Dwight students partnered with 13 students from Central Park East High School, accompanied by Activities and Community Service Coordinator Mr. Brier, Technology Teacher Mr. Moran, and 4s Teacher Ms. Gold to Thomas Jefferson Park.

At the park on 112th Street, the students worked together to rake and bag leaves as part of the 2014 "Teensgiving" event, coordinated by the 92nd Street Y. "Teensgiving" is an event where over 1,000 high school students offer their time to participate in community service projects throughout the five boroughs in New York City.

Students from Dwight and Central Park East High School jointly bagged over 85 hefty bags of leaves and trash in less than three hours. The group did so well that the park's department asked the students to come back again soon!
On Tuesday, November 11 and Thursday, November 13, our seventh graders visited the Old Stone House in Brooklyn. Located in a reconstructed 1699 Dutch farmhouse that was central to the Battle of Brooklyn, the Old Stone House is a museum and community resource that explores the American Revolution, colonial life, and Brooklyn.

Students participated in a program about the Battle of Brooklyn, the largest battle of the Revolutionary War, taking on the roles of different groups who participated in the battle including: British forces, Hessians, First Maryland Regiment, Pennsylvania Riflemen, and Marblehead Mariners. They used information about these groups to reenact the battle on paper, and also had the opportunity to wear Revolutionary Era clothing and hold a Bayoneted Rifle!
Dwight School   291 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-3002   Phone: 212.724.6360