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The Head of School at Dwight School speaking to students.
A Message From Our Head of School

Welcome to Dwight School, where we personalize the journey for every student based on their individual interests, talents, and passions. We call this “igniting the spark of genius in every child.”

It is an honor for me to serve as Head of School at Dwight in New York and as Global Education Director for all of the Dwight Schools in our global network. Recognized worldwide for our deep commitment to igniting the spark of genius in every child, we are proud of Dwight’s vibrant, innovative learning environment and exceptionally caring community in which our students always come first.
Our expert faculty ― who inspire me as they do our students ― are leaders in the IB, bringing the latest pedagogical thinking into the classroom to provide students with the finest education available anywhere. From a child’s very first moments of discovery and wonder in preschool, we take a holistic approach and nurture the cognitive, physical, and emotional well-being of every student. As children grow and develop greater self-confidence, independence, and increasingly higher-level skills with each grade, we sustain that same level of enthusiasm for learning through graduation, so it becomes a lifelong endeavor.

When I step into the classroom, the excitement is palpable. At every stage of their educational journeys, students are empowered to explore their interests through the inquiry-based IB curriculum and deepen their knowledge. They are also nurtured in their development as principled, open-minded risk takers, who embrace all aspects of the IB Learner Profile, which our faculty and staff model as well.

Dwight is truly a special place where students shine, excel, and succeed ― each in their own unique way. As both a Dwight parent and Head of School, I see that every day.

Dianne Drew | Head of School