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Grade 1

Grade 1 marks an important transition period as students leave kindergarten behind and settle into the life of the Lower School. Students begin to develop the key skills and knowledge they need to move into deeper thinking and questioning.

In a warm and happy learning community, students care about each other and each other’s learning, and are not afraid to take risks and make mistakes.

Grade 1 offers the Primary Years Program of the International Baccalaureate curriculum. In this student-centered curriculum, learning is inquiry-based, ensuring that each student’s strengths and interests are at the forefront of the learning experience.

Students may study Spanish, French, or Mandarin. Additional language offerings and Mother Tongue language classes are available upon request.

Apply to grade 1 

Leadership

Martha Hirschman

Head of Lower School
mhirschman@dwight.edu
212.724.6360 x220

Jessica Sarnicola

Associate Head of Lower School,
Lower and Middle School Counselor
jsarnicola@dwight.edu


Contact Admissions

admissions@dwight.edu

Preschool
(212) 724-6360 x748

Grades K-12 
(212) 724-6360 x201
 

Admissions Team

Maryll Spahn

Director of Admissions,
Grades K-8

Liliana Rodriguez

Co-Director of Admissions,
Grades K-8

Melissa Andolina

Assistant Director
& Enrollment Manager,
Grades K-12

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