Combining tradition with innovation is a longstanding Dwight hallmark, from pioneering the International Baccalaureate in the Americas to establishing campuses on continents across the globe.
We are a global network of premier International Baccalaureate World Schools with an unparalleled legacy of visionary leadership. Dwight in New York was the first U.S. private school to open a campus on another continent in 1972 — a century after its own founding — and five more have followed.
No matter where a student attends Dwight, we personalize their journey based on individual talents and passions. We call this “igniting the spark of genius in every child.” Our unique educational philosophy has distinguished Dwight worldwide as a renowned educator of global leaders ― one student at a time.
The beginning of the 2022-23 academic year ushered in a new era at Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School with the appointment of Robert (Robbie) Shields as American Principal.
One of Dwight’s longest-standing traditions, which has been extended across our global network of Schools in recent years, is the Camerer Essay Competition. It is named for Dr. Emil E. Camerer, who was a prominent educator in his day and Dwight’s Headmaster from 1895-1926.