We are delighted to announce the latest addition to our Dwight Schools, Dwight School Hanoi, which has a planned opening in August 2023 for grades 1-5, followed by the addition of an Early Childhood Division and grades 6-12 the following year.
Dwight School Hanoi’s home will be The Manor Central Park, a new residential development and destination in central Hanoi built by the Bitexco Group. Bitexco, a leading developer in Vietnam, selected Dwight as their ideal partner for their vision of bringing innovative education to children of Hanoi. Local residents are already excited by the prospect of having a world-renowned international school offering the full IB curriculum. For international families, Hanoi is considered one of the most charming and up-and-coming cities in Asia, and they will find Dwight to be a wonderful choice for their children as well.
Chairman Vu Quang Hoi of Bitexco said, “For a long time now, I have been working to identify the right education partner to deliver the best experience for the children of Hanoi. After a search of several years, I am thrilled to welcome Dwight School to The Manor Central Park, where I know they will create a magical school grounded in all the best elements of Vietnamese culture. The Dwight Schools, like Bitexco, are family owned, and we share a commitment to community, sustainability, innovation, and a global perspective. Together, we will be making a concrete contribution to the development of Vietnam.”
The new 35,000-square-meter campus is being designed by Carlos Zapata Studio, an award-winning architectural firm. The design features open architecture and stunning facilities, including flexible, creative spaces such as: the Spark of Genius Hall, the Tech and Design Center, makerspaces for all grades, a black box theater, 800-seat performing arts center, extensive library space, a ceramics studio, a music conservatory and music technology rooms, two indoor multi-sports halls, an aquatics center and outdoor play spaces, areas for nature exploration, fields and courts, and an organic greenhouse.
“We are delighted to bring a truly global education model to Hanoi to educate the next generation of global leaders, and to forge collaborative relationships with those who want to bring shared value to students through innovative education,” said Dwight Chancellor Stephen Spahn.
As a member of the Dwight Schools network, students and faculty in Hanoi will enjoy the same cross-campus curricular and creative collaborations with their peers around the world that all of our community members enjoy. We look forward to sharing more news from Hanoi as our newest School takes shape!