English As an Alternate Language
EAL provides English language instruction and support for our non-native speakers of all ages. We're committed to a personalized approach that provides students who are learning English with the necessary tools to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
All non-native English applicants for grades 1-12 will be evaluated during the admissions process for oral, reading, and writing proficiency by Dwight's EAL team and placed in our supplemental program based on evaluation results. Learn more about our English as an Alternative Language program levels, services, and tuition.
Please note that English as an Alternate Language (EAL) is often used interchangeably with English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL). We have opted to use EAL because it does not imply any hierarchy for language acquisition.
Students relocating to New York from overseas are required to take either the ISEE or SSAT online or at a Prometric Center. If applicants can not take the test online or at a Prometric Center, they should contact the admissions department to discuss an alternative.
F-1 Student Visas
While Dwight in New York is proud to be an international community, we are a day school and do not provide boarding or allow homestays for international students. All international students must be living with immediate family members while in New York. All family guardians undergo an interview and screening process. Dwight is an SEVP-certified school. If your child requires a Form I-20, they must be enrolled and the full tuition must be paid before a Form I-20 is issued.
A condition of enrollment for each student is medical insurance from a U.S.-based insurance company. While we are not associated with any insurance company and cannot recommend any particular carrier, we offer the list below for your reference. Please research the best insurance for your child.