Lower School

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What a great pleasure it is to greet the Lower School students every day upon arrival to school! Eager to begin the day, students enter classrooms ready to think, see, and wonder about themselves and the world around them.

Lower School students are at the center of a highly interactive, innovative, and inquiry-based curriculum that is focused on the whole child. We teach to the “head and heart” of each child, and we delight in working with every student on his or her personalized journey.

Classrooms are warm and happy learning communities where students are encouraged to explore a wide range of interests. At Dwight, we celebrate the fact that we are committed to igniting the spark of genius in every child.

Come visit and see for yourself our dynamic Lower School in action!


Martha Hirschman


Martha Hirschman
Head of Lower School
(212) 724-6360 Ext 220 mhirschman@dwight.edu



Maryll Spahn
Director of Admissions
Grades K-6


Liliana Rodriguez 
Associate Director of Admissions
Grades K-6


Melissa Andolina 
Assistant Director & Enrollment Manager, K - 12
(212) 724-6360 Ext 207