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We are delighted that you have decided to embark on this journey to learn more about our community and hear our stories. To inquire, please call the Admissions Office at 212-724-6360 ext. 201 or email us at

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 admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethic origin in admission policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.



(212) 724-6360 x748

Grades K-12 
(212) 724-6360 x201


Nora Thomson
Director of Preschool Admissions

preschool admissions associate

Laura Charecky
Associate Director of Preschool Admissions

director of admissions

Maryll Spahn
Director of Admissions
Grades K-6

associate director of admissions

Liliana Rodriguez 
Associate Director of Admissions
Grades K-6

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Elizabeth Katz
Director of Admissions
Grades 9-12

associate director of admissions

Elizabeth Carey
Associate Director of Admissions
Grades 9-12

assistant director enrollment manager

Melissa Andolina
Assistant Director & Enrollment Manager,
Grades K-12

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