We are delighted that you have decided to learn more about our community. At Dwight, we prepare students for a global future with infinite possibilities. Dwight is a Preschool 2s through grade 12 independent school with a strong commitment to developing compassionate, motivated, and globally minded students who will contribute to our diverse School community.


Families are often attracted to Dwight by our personalized educational approach, which we call “igniting the spark of genius in every child.” Part of the Dwight Difference, this is coupled with the academic rigor of the International Baccalaureate, enriching extra-curricular opportunities (such as our Spark Tank Program), and our numerous travel and exchange experiences. Dwight’s dedicated faculty and staff inspire students every day — and their innovative accomplishments inspire us. We cannot wait to share their incredible stories with you.

Our Community

Our students and families also value our warm, inclusive community. We actively strive for cultural, racial, sexual and gender identity, religious, and socioeconomic diversity. We seek to enroll dynamic, open-minded, socially responsible families who embrace this diversity and who wish to learn from the worldwide experiences and perspectives of others.

Our Admissions Process

During the admissions process, we continue our personalized approach in getting to know you, your children, and what excites them most. While our students will continue their in-person learning this fall, our admissions process will be mostly virtual. We will offer many opportunities for you and your children to connect with us through virtual open houses, community events, and individual sessions for each applicant family.

Our application will open on September 1, 2021, and close on December 1, 2021. We invite you to take our 360 Virtual Tour; and register for one of our upcoming virtual open houses, which occur throughout the fall and winter.

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.

Have questions or need assistance?

Call Admissions:
212.724.6360, option 3 or extension 201

Preschool: preschooladmissions@dwight.edu

Grades K-8: k8admissions@dwight.edu

Grades 9-12: upperschooladmissions@dwight.edu 

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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 Rocco

Assistant Director
& Enrollment Manager,
Grades K-12