We’re Lion Proud: Dwight Global Is the #2 Best Online High School in the U.S.!

We’ve got great news to share: Dwight Global has been ranked #2 in the country in a list of the 50 best online high schools published in Newsweek

Newsweek reports rankings compiled by niche.com, based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users.

“With more Americans turning their attention to online school choices over the last year than ever before, this is an especially meaningful recognition for us,” says Louisa Childs, Head of Dwight Global Online School. “We are thrilled with this honor, which is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our amazing students, faculty, and staff. I can’t say enough just how proud I am of everyone. I am equally proud that Dwight Global is ranked by Niche.com as the second most diverse private school in New York State, so we have lots to celebrate!”

On the Forefront
“We began our online program in 2013 when Dwight in both New York and London were selected by the International Baccalaureate (IB) to be the first two of six schools — chosen from 3,700 schools worldwide — to pilot IB education online. We were proud to be on the forefront to eliminate geographical barriers and open doors to high-quality education around the world,” says Stephen Spahn, Chancellor of The Dwight Schools. “In addition to charting the course for increasing access to an IB education online, we did the same for the AP when we founded Dwight Global the following year, providing students with both options — along with the opportunity to take courses from each to personalize their educational journey.” 

The Sky’s the Limit for Dwight Global Students!
Since 2014, we have grown to include over 250 students from 26 countries around the world, and we look forward to introducing the IB Diploma Program next fall, extending our IB, AP, Honors, and standard-level courses further. With this addition, students will be able to select from the full complement of top educational programs available anywhere.

Choice along with flexibility have been hallmarks of Dwight Global, as a number of our students require time outside the typical 8 am-3 pm school day to pursue their sparks of genius. Included are professional actors, top ballet dancers, and elite athletes who train, travel, perform, and compete around the world. They, like all of our talented students, don’t want to compromise on academics. At Dwight Global, they don’t have to because we provide every student with a rigorous, personalized independent school education — from the comfort of their own home or wherever their passion takes them.
 
Our Community Connects in the Cloud and in Person
Dwight Global’s commitment to building a strong community is another hallmark of our school — along with lots of small group project work in class, there is a house system that fosters friendships as well as friendly competition, and countless clubs and service projects that bring students together to pursue shared interests.
 
Further enhancing the Dwight Global experience are on-campus programs at Dwight in New York City designed to connect students with one another and with their teachers in person, beginning with orientation in the fall. They meet again for a mid-year weekend devoted to STEAM exploration and learning. Additionally, students can participate in music, theater, and other creative collaborations and competitions with students at Dwight Schools around the world. 
 
Much More to Celebrate
As our Spring trimester gets underway, students are back from break and working hard toward end-of-year accomplishments and milestones, including Commencement for the Class of 2021. Soon, graduates who will pursue their educational goals at the highest level will join fellow alumni at impressive colleges and universities. To date, Dwight Global grads have gone on to attend Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, UCLA, Duke, and other leading institutions. 
 
We have so much to be proud of — and so much more to look forward to! 
 

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