Summer Assignments and Information for Incoming Families

Here is information that will help you prepare for the 2019-20 school year. We look forward to connecting with you soon! Have a great summer!

Summer Assignments

Orientation Course - All Students

All students must complete the Dwight Global summer orientation course.  This course will open the second week of August and must be completed by August 30.  Stay tuned for more information.

Summer Assignments - Selected Courses

Students enrolled in the courses listed below must complete the assignments listed below by Sunday, September 8, unless otherwise indicated.  Courses that are not listed do not have summer assignments.  Please reach out to your Dean if you have any questions.


Social Studies


  • AP Physics 1: Complete the Science Practices Module in the online course on Canvas.  Email your Dean or Ms. Lawson ( for sign-in details.
  • AP Biology: Complete first two modules in the online AP Biology course on Canvas. Module 1 is due Thursday, September 5.  Module 2 is due Sunday, September 8.  Email your Dean or Ms. Lawson ( for sign-in details.

World Languages


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.  The textbook list can be found here.

Calendar of Events

You can find the calendar here.

Register for orientation

Mark your calendars! All Dwight Global students are invited to orientation at Dwight New York from Friday, September 6 at 3 pm to Sunday, September 8, at 5 pm.  This exciting program formally kicks off the 2018-19 year.  

More Information

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.

**To register, click here***

Activities include:

  • A formal convocation by Chancellor Stephen Spahn
  • Strategy sessions for success in online academic work and college planning
  • A clubs and extra-curricular fair
  • A college visit
  • Trips to some of New York City's sites and cultural experiences


  • Friday, September 6: Students traveling to New York City should arrive on campus (18 West 89th Street) between 2 and 3 pm. Day students should plan to arrive on campus by 3 pm. 
  • Saturday, September 7: All students should be at the activity's location by 9:30 am.  
  • Sunday, September 8: The program concludes at 5 pm

Accommodations and Meals:

  • Students will be chaperoned and stay in double rooms with classmates at The Residence Inn World Trade Center, a modern hotel in New York’s Financial District. 

  • We are excited about this new venue, which will give us access to many downtown sites our group has not yet experienced together.

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