Head of Upper School
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.
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