We are delighted that you have decided to embark on this journey to learn more about our community and hear our stories. As our first round of admissions for the 2021-22 academic year has passed, we are currently accepting applications in select grades according to availability. To inquire further, please email admission@dwight.edu. Check our virtual admissions events page for recordings of open houses and upcoming spring admissions events. 

Dwight was the first school in the Americas to offer the comprehensive IB curriculum (Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Program) for students from preschool through grade 12. It was also the first school in New York City to offer the preschool Primary Years Program. Widely known as the most challenging and respected pre-university course of study anywhere in the world, the IB is the only universal curriculum where students are graded according to international benchmarks.

Dwight graduates attend the most prestigious universities in the United States and around the world, including Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Princeton, New York University, McGill University, the University of Edinburgh, and St. Andrews.

Dwight is a highly selective, college preparatory school with a strong commitment to developing globally aware, compassionate, and motivated students who will contribute to our diverse school community. We seek dynamic, open-minded, and responsible students whose desire to learn is heightened by their engagement with peers and our dedicated faculty.

Dwight is comprised of two campuses. Our Preschool & Kindergarten (2s, 3s, Pre-k (4s), and K) are located on our Riverside Campus (144 Riverside Boulevard). Our Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools (grades 1-12) are located on our Central Park West Campus (291 Central Park West).

An in-person or virtual campus visit is the best way to learn more about our academic programs, to meet current students and faculty, and to have your questions answered by our admissions team. We also invite you to register for one of our open houses, which occur throughout the admissions season. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact our admissions staff at 212.724.6360 during business hours, Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm

We look forward to getting to know your family.

Warm regards,

Dwight Admissions Team

Dwight School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in admissions policies or school-administered programs. Click here to learn more about Dwight's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Contact Admissions


(212) 724-6360 x748

Grades K-12 
(212) 724-6360 x201

Admissions Team

Nora Thomson

Director of Preschool Admissions

Laura Charecky

Associate Director of Preschool Admissions

Maryll Spahn

Director of Admissions,
Grades K-8

Liliana Rodriguez

Co-Director of Admissions,
Grades K-8

Elizabeth Katz

Director of Admissions,
Grades 9-12

Elizabeth Carey

Associate Director of Admissions,
Grades 9-12

Melissa Andolina

Assistant Director
& Enrollment Manager,
Grades K-12