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Our Mission

Seven Schools, One Shared Philosophy

Each Dwight School shares the same deep commitment to igniting the spark of genius in every child, inspiring students to discover and pursue their passions within and beyond the classroom. This singular educational philosophy — and our proven track record of success — have long set Dwight’s global network apart. 

Our School in New York, which was founded in 1872, is the flagship campus. Those in London, Seoul, Shanghai, Dubai, and online followed. Today, with an additional School in Hanoi under construction, our network is expanding even further.

Wherever you find a Dwight School, you’ll discover that every one proudly lives the mission, shares a vision, and is built on the same three pillars.  

Kindling their interests, we develop inquisitive, knowledgeable, self-aware, and ethical citizens who will build a better world.


To foster the next generation of global leaders who can thrive anywhere in the world.

Our Three Pillars

Personalized Learning

Dwight embraces the individuality of each learner, as no two students are the same. Dwight supports these student journeys through a robust academic curriculum and after-school programs. Dwight makes it a priority to focus on and develop each child’s spark of genius. Whether connecting a student with an exceptional mentor, designing tailor-made enrichment, crafting a special study abroad opportunity, or providing an innovative program or tutorial, Dwight recognizes and fosters each student’s gifts and talents.


Dwight’s community is a family of diverse individuals whose collective goal is to build a better world. The power of our learning environment is enhanced by connecting and valuing the different contributions and talents of all members. Through unlimited service, leadership, programmatic, and scholarship opportunities, we inspire students to find their own unique paths to action.

Global Vision

Dwight’s mission, vision, and pillars extend globally across our network of schools and is supported by the International Baccalaureate ethos. Students develop a sense of themselves, as well as the world around them. Dwight opens students’ hearts and minds through challenges and opportunities, inviting students to build bridges within and between cultures.