Information for International Families

Dwight students and faculty represent over 40 countries. As a globally minded community, we aim to make the application process as straightforward as possible for your family. We recognize that many decisions are involved and cannot be made until you have a school for your child. Once the application process is completed and all supplemental materials are submitted, the Admissions Committee will meet to review the file. Families will be notified as soon as a decision is reached.


If your family will be visiting New York, we will be happy to accommodate you for a private tour during your visit. If you are not able to visit New York, please take a moment to watch our virtual tours and a video of Dwight student panelists answering some frequently asked questions at a recent fall open house.



Please note, international families relocating to New York from overseas are exempt from taking standardized testing. In place of these tests, the Dwight Admissions Department will coordinate administering individualized language and math assessments.

F-1 Student Visas

While Dwight New York is proud to be an international community, please note that we are a day school only. Dwight School does not provide boarding or allow homestays for international students. All international students must be living with immediate family members while in New York. All family guardians undergo an interview and screening process. Dwight is an SEVP-certified school. If your child requires a Form I-20, he/she must be enrolled and the full tuition must be paid before a Form I-20 is issued.


Medical insurance from a U.S.-based insurance company is a condition of enrollment for the student. Occasionally, parents ask us for recommendations on U.S.-based insurance companies. While we are not associated with any insurance company and cannot recommend any particular carrier, we provide the list below for your convenience. Please research the best insurance for your child.

NY State of Health | 855.355.5777
Betins Internation Health and Travel Insurance | 866.552.8834
ISM, Independent School Management | 302.656.4944
International Student Insurance | 877.758.4391
ISO International Student Insurance | 800.244.1180


Nora Thomson
Director of Preschool Admissions
(212) 362-2350 Ext 748

Laura Charecky 
Preschool Admissions Associate
(212) 362 2350 Ext 707

Maryll Spahn
Director of Admissions
Grades K-6

Liliana Rodriguez 
Associate Director of Admissions
Grades K-6

Elizabeth Katz
Director of Admissions
Grades 7-12

Elizabeth Carey
Associate Director of Admissions
Grades 7-12

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