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Grade 10

Tenth grade marks the culmination of the IB Middle Years Program. In this important year, students refine their Approaches to Learning skills, equipping them with the self-awareness and knowledge to take on more challenging work in eleventh and twelfth grades.

At Dwight, the defining achievement for a tenth grader is the completion of the Personal Project, an eight-month-long undertaking in which students define, research, and present a topic of their own choosing. Students may design an innovative product to address a global issue, for example, or closely examine a concept relevant to their daily life.

Peek Inside the Classroom

You might find our Grade 10 students:

  • Creating exhibits for the “Museum of Controversy,” as part of their Individuals & Societies (US History) course
  • Composing a score for a film of their choice in Music class
  • Participating in a class-wide science lab competition against students in other chemistry sections, enabling them to work together as a group for a common goal
  • Attending Health & Wellness Day, a school-wide initiative designed to educate students and faculty alike on healthy practices for the body, mind, and soul

Meet Our Faculty

Click here to meet the faculty!

Curriculum Guide

Click here to view the Curriculum Guide for the Middle Years program.


Eric Dale
Head of Upper School
(212) 724-6360 Ext 217



Beth Carey 
Assistant Director 
Grades 7-12


Elizabeth Katz  
Associate Director of Admissions
Grades 7-12


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