Quest/Additional Support

Quest is a learning support program designed over the past 25 years to bring Dwight’s promise of personalized learning to life for students with specific academic needs* to promote their success.

Quest in action

  • Quest teachers are subject area and learning specialists with proven success records
  • A teacher is selected to mentor each student with careful thought toward skill and personal development
  • Student-teacher pairings remain in place for the duration (with a change between Middle and Upper Schools)
  • Quest teachers become important links between classroom teacher and parents, providing bi-weekly progress reports for each student

Quest fits easily into a student’s schedule

  • Students meet with their Quest teacher three days per six-day cycle
  • Students are also invited to have daily check-ins with their Quest teacher to ensure organization and homework readiness
  • Being in Quest has almost no impact on a student’s broader school schedule and none on his/her ability to participate in after-school and athletic programs

Quest students are successful

  • Quest students are frequently in honors and high-level classes, and go on to top universities, including Brown, Cornell, and NYU, in recent years
  • Quest students consider their Quest teachers to be mentors and advocates
We would be happy to connect you with members of the Quest faculty or student community, as you consider this program for your child.

* Quest is not designed to support students with behavioral, physical, or emotional challenges.

Quest teachers are not certified occupational therapists, speech therapists, or physical therapists.

Josh Kigel
Director of Quest & Special Studies
(212) 724-6360

Lisa Schoenfeld
Head of Lower Quest
(212) 724-6360