Whether you’re visiting us for the first time to learn about Dwight’s unique educational philosophy or reconnecting as an alumnus, you’ll find a wealth of information about the latest exciting developments on campus.

Dwight is an internationally renowned educator of the next generation of global leaders ― one student at a time.

We’re dedicated to crafting a personalized journey for every student based on individual interests and passions. We call this igniting the “spark of genius” in every child. Personalized learning, together with community and global vision, are the three pillars upon which a Dwight world-class education rests.

As one of New York City’s oldest independent schools ― our history dates back to 1872 ― Dwight is proud of its rich traditions and numerous advances in education. Yet it is our present and future that I am most excited by because innovation is an integral part of daily life on campus. Innovation at Dwight takes many forms, from being the first school in the Americas to offer all four International Baccalaureate (IB) programs to empowering student entrepreneurs to translate their novel ideas into reality through our Spark Tank Program.

At the core of Dwight is our steadfast commitment to putting our students first. This will never change, regardless of where innovation takes us. Our inspiring faculty ― master teachers ― are the cartographers who encourage students to believe in their own talents, follow their hearts, and take intellectual risks through the International Baccalaureate. No other curriculum fits better with our vision of educating successful individuals and innovative global leaders. The academic breadth and depth of the IB are simply unparalleled, which is why it is recognized worldwide as the finest preparation for college and university.

With a global network of Dwight Schools spanning three continents, students have numerous opportunities to travel and participate in enriching cross-campus cultural and curricular exchange programs. The world is literally at their feet ― and we couldn’t be more delighted to offer our students an international passport.

Dwight is also a family-run school. It has been my privilege to be the educational steward of thousands of students over the past 50 years. With each day, I find new reasons to be energized by our students’ infinite powers of creativity, their deep and varied personal passions, and their unlimited capacities to make a difference.

I invite your family to embark on an exciting journey with us.


Stephen Spahn | Chancellor