Welcome

As one of New York City’s oldest independent schools, Dwight has been serving students for 150 years. During this time, we have earned a reputation for balancing the importance of tradition with a recognition that education is about meeting the needs of individual students. Dwight is committed to using all available resources to craft a personalized journey for every student based on individual interests and passions. We call this "igniting the spark of genius in every child." 

Personalized learning, together with community and global vision, are the three pillars upon which a Dwight world-class education rests. Through these pillars, Dwight is committed to educating the next generation of global leaders — one student at a time — regardless of where students may live.

At Dwight, we are proud of our rich traditions and numerous advances in education. Throughout our history, innovation has always been an integral part of the Dwight way. Innovation at Dwight takes many forms, from being the first school in the Americas to offer all four International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, and empowering student entrepreneurs to translate their novel ideas into reality through our Spark Tank Program, to being the first independent school to establish an overseas campus.

The Dwight Global Online School, created in 2014 as a program of Dwight School, represents the latest Dwight innovation. Through a combination of live video conferences that bring students together with instructors and each other, and on-demand resources that students can access any time, to personal Oxford/Cambridge-model tutorial sessions, Dwight Global extends the mission of developing global leaders to students everywhere in the world. Moreover, we encourage all of our students to participate in a robust, integrated program of residential education that provides students with the opportunity to come to campus several times a year. For many families, this means that a world-class education no longer requires saying goodbye to their children or limiting them to a purely online school.

The core of Dwight has always been our steadfast commitment to putting our students first. This will never change, regardless of where innovation takes us. Our inspiring faculty encourage our exceptional students to believe in their own talents, follow their hearts, and take intellectual risks through a rigorous, personalized course of study. Our approach optimally enables our students to become successful individuals and innovative global leaders worldwide; our exceptional college placement results bear witness to the quality of this preparation.

At Dwight Global, you will find a core of educational expertise, bringing together the longest-serving independent school chancellor with the creator of both the first online Advanced Placement course and the first accredited online independent school. This depth of knowledge ensures the mix of innovation grounded in tradition, which has long been the hallmark of the world’s greatest universities.

For almost 150 years, Dwight School has cultivated the spark of genius of students at its New York campus. With Dwight Global, we invite you to embark on a journey with us to cultivate the spark of genius in students everywhere for the next 150 years. With each day, we find new reasons to be energized by our students’ infinite powers of creativity, their deep and varied personal passions, and their unlimited capacities to make a difference.

We invite your family to embark on an exciting journey with us.

Sincerely,

Stephen Spahn | Chancellor