Arthur Samuels has taught IB history and incited a love of learning in Upper School students at Dwight since 1992.
Bowdoin, Cornell, Dartmouth, UCLA, McGill, NYU, University of Pennsylvania, University of St. Andrews, Vanderbilt, University of Virginia, and Wesleyan are among Dwight’s college matriculations. Click here for the full 2020 acceptance list.
Dwight's IB Diploma candidates have a distinct advantage in the admissions process, as the IB is recognized as one of the world's most rigorous courses of study.
The college counseling office works individually with students throughout high school in preparation for the college process. College counselors help students identify best-fit colleges based on each student’s academic profile, personal interests, and aspirations.
Programming for students and parents occurs throughout the year in recognition that not all families have a current understanding of the selective college admissions landscape. The college counseling office has expertise in university admissions in many parts of the world, including the US, Canada, the UK, continental Europe, and Asia.
The college counseling team consists of four counselors, headed by Christine Pluta, former admissions officer at the University of Pennsylvania and Barnard College and former college counselor at Horace Mann School, Sidwell Friends School, and the Lycée Français de New York. The team works collaboratively and dynamically in support of each student.
A Four-year Path to Success
The college application process can be daunting, but guiding families through it is Jill Ortman's specialty.