Summer Assignments and Information for Incoming Families

Here is information that will help you prepare for the 2017-18 school year. We look forward to connecting with you soon! Have a great summer!

Summer Assignments

Textbooks you may need

For some Dwight Global classes, you will be asked to obtain textbooks or novels. All books are available on Amazon, as well as in other retail outlets, and you may find some at your local library. If you have issues finding these books, please contact Mr. Lane at

You can download the textbook list here.

Calendar of Events

You can find the calendar here, or a downloadable version here.

Parent-Student Handbook

Coming soon!

Orientation Information

Mark your calendars! All Dwight Global students are invited to orientation at Dwight New York from August 29 to September 1. We strongly encourage your child to attend this exciting program, which formally kicks off the 2017-18 school year.

During orientation, Dwight Global students will learn more about and become part of Dwight School traditions; build a solid foundation for their academic work and extra-curricular activities to come; and enjoy visiting cultural sites in the city ― all while developing strong bonds with faculty and fellow classmates.

Students are invited to stay in chaperoned accommodations for the full orientation experience. Students who live in the New York City area may travel to campus each day to participate.

Activities include:

  • A formal convocation by Chancellor Stephen Spahn
  • Panel discussions
  • Strategy sessions for success in online academic work and college planning
  • A clubs and extra-curricular fair
  • Group activities at the Dwight School Athletic Center, which contains a six-lane indoor pool, gym, tennis courts, and more
  • Trips to some of New York City's sites and cultural experiences


  • Tuesday, August 29: Students traveling to New York City should arrive on campus (18 West 89th Street) between 11 am-1:30 pm. Day students should plan to arrive on campus at 1:30 pm. The program ends after dinner at approximately 9:30 pm.
  • Wednesday-Thursday, August 30-31: All students should be on campus by 10 am. The program ends after dinner at approximately 9:30 pm.
  • Friday, September 1: The program concludes at 1 pm.


Students will be chaperoned and stay in double rooms with classmates at The Row, a boutique hotel in Times Square. The Row is approximately 15 minutes by train from campus.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included for students staying at The Row. For students joining us by day, lunch and dinner will be provided.

Fees and RSVP:

Please contact Mr. Lane at for further details on fees and to register.