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The Dwight Difference

What sets Dwight apart from other private schools in New York City?

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A World-class Dwight Education Is Grounded in:

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  • Dwight has long been on the forefront of education, piloting programs for the IB and introducing exciting new teaching and learning experiences within both brick-and-mortar and online classrooms. Dwight Global Online School is ranked the #2 online high school by Newsweek and
  • Spark Tank, Dwight’s after-school incubator, empowers K-12 students to bring their own ideas to market. Students develop entrepreneurial, innovation, and leadership skills, and launch businesses and non-profits designed to solve real-world problems and make a difference.
  • In Dwight's makerspaces, students tinker, build, craft, and invent, reflecting their own passions and what they’re learning through our design and engineering curriculum.
    Our state-of-the-art rooftop pavilions include an open observatory, allowing students to explore, create, and let their imaginations soar.
Personalized Learning
  • No two students are alike — and no two student journeys at Dwight are the same.
  • Dwight customizes an educational path for every student based on their personal interests, talents, and passions, which we call “igniting the spark of genius in every child.”
  • Students have a multitude of opportunities to explore their personal passions at every stage through our inquiry-based IB curriculum, as well as beyond the classroom through robust extracurricular opportunities with mentors and coaches.
  • Dwight is a close-knit, diverse community in which every student is empowered to make a difference.
  • Mentorship programs create bonds between older and younger students both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Our ground-breaking community partnership in East Harlem created the Dwight School Athletic Center.
Global Vision
  • Dwight in New York is the flagship campus of The Dwight Schools, a global network of leading IB World Schools in London, Seoul, Shanghai, Dubai, Hanoi (opening 2024), and our campus in the cloud — Dwight Global Online School.
  • Dwight students participate in a wide range of enriching cross-campus exchange programs, curricular and creative collaborations, online programs, athletic competitions, and global leadership conferences.
  • Dwight is the first school in the Americas to offer the comprehensive IB curriculum for students ages 3-19.
  • The IB educates students to be critical thinkers who are globally minded and committed to making our world a better place.
  • The IB Diploma Program is recognized worldwide as the “gold standard” in pre-university preparation.

Founded in 1872, Dwight School is an internationally renowned independent school dedicated to educating the next generation of innovative global leaders — one student at a time. 

The academically rigorous International Baccalaureate curriculum offers a personalized experience for each student, which is the ideal framework for Dwight’s mission of igniting the spark of genius in every child.

Recognized by the IB Organization as a frontier school and leader in global education, Dwight is distinguished by its many pioneering firsts