"I cannot doubt that those who enjoy the advantages of your institution will be well prepared for their subsequent studies and their college life."Timothy Dwight, the Younger, President of Yale University, 1888

Dwight’s legacy of innovation and personalized learning dates back to 1872. We’re proud of our long and rich history as a premier independent school, landmark New York City educational institution, and pioneering global network of schools.

From the very beginning, our school was designed to prepare graduates for admission to Harvard and Yale; our school’s namesake is Yale’s twelfth President, Timothy Dwight V (also known as Timothy Dwight, the Younger).

For 143 years, our visionary leaders have transformed the educational landscape, while our illustrious alumni have left their mark on our world.

Read more about Dwight’s illustrious history here, or view our timeline.

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