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    In a rapidly changing world, we must graduate young men and women who possess global wisdom. As future leaders, they will be better equipped to solve problems on an international scale. Dwight School fully supports the International Baccalaureate's mission to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

    In 1980, Anglo-American School, a separate 501(c)(3) organization, was the 58th school in the world to offer the IB Diploma Program, one of the world's most respected pre-university courses of study. Dwight students have the opportunity to earn the IB Diploma through the program administered by Anglo-American School. We have seen first-hand where a challenging, comprehensive, and balanced curriculum -- both inside and outside the classroom -- leads.

    The spirit that unifies Dwight School is that of faculty and students together living the life of IB learners and doers. Together, we study contemporary issues and advance their solutions. We study science and undertake seeing future breakthroughs. We learn foreign languages and communicate with students abroad. Learning is meant to make us more human.

    The Diploma Program provides a holistic educational experience, whereby students graduate with an expanded set of higher-level thinking skills as a result of the diverse, concurrent study of specific disciplines. An emphasis is placed on written and oral language, including the ability to communicate in at least one second language. The program provides exposure to experiential learning through the Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) program at a sophisticated level, whereby students can take planned action and reflect on their resulting personal growth.

    The Diploma Program boasts internationally ratified high standards of criterion-referenced assessment in all subjects. These varied forms of assessment allow for students to demonstrate learning in multiple ways, including face-to-face orals, laboratory reports, projects, dossiers, exhibitions, and portfolios as well as written examinations. The IB Learner Profile allows students to assess their progress against defined personal attributes.
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