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At Dwight, we prepare students for a global future with infinite possibilities. Dwight is a leading Preschool 2s-grade 12 independent school with a commitment to educating compassionate, motivated, and globally minded students who contribute meaningfully to our vibrant community.

Families are often attracted to Dwight by our personalized educational approach, which we call “igniting the spark of genius in every child.” This guiding philosophy is part of what sets Dwight apart, along with the academic rigor of the International Baccalaureate, enriching extra-curricular opportunities, such as our Spark Tank Program, and numerous travel and exchange experiences with peers in our global network of Schools. Dwight’s dedicated faculty and staff inspire students every day — and their innovative accomplishments inspire us. We cannot wait to share their incredible stories with you.

Our Community

Our students and families value our warm, inclusive community. We seek to enroll dynamic, open-minded, socially responsible families who embrace diversity and wish to learn from the experiences and perspectives of others.

Our Admissions Process

During the admissions process at our private school, we focus our personalized approach on getting to know you, your children, and what excites them most. There are many opportunities for families to connect with us through open houses, community events, and individual sessions for each applicant family.

Our K-12 application opens on September 1, 2024, and closes on December 1, 2024. We invite you to take our 360 Virtual Tour; and learn more by registering for one of our open houses, which occur throughout the fall and winter.

Preschool applicant families interested in the 2024-25 school year should email for more information regarding availability. 

We can’t wait to meet you! 

Warm regards,
Dwight Admissions Team

Dwight School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in admissions policies or School-administered programs. Learn more about Dwight's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Dwight School is a proud member of the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY).



Have questions or need assistance? Contact Admissions:

212.724.6360, option 3 or x201

Grades K-8:
Grades 9-12:


Laura Charecky

Director of Preschool Admissions

Clara Mendez

Associate Director of Preschool Admissions

Grades K-8

Lili Rodriguez

Director of Admissions, Grades K-4 & Associate Head of Preschool at 94th Street Campus

Jennifer Theeparajah

Associate Director of Admissions, Grades K-8

Grades 9-12

Elizabeth Katz

Director of Admissions,
Grades 9-12

Bentley Ferraina

Associate Director of Admissions,
Grades 9-12

Elizabeth Carey

Associate Director of Admissions,
Grades 9-12

Enrollment Management

Melissa Rocco

Director of Enrollment Systems and Operations