Mission & Philosophy
Dwight School’s Athletic Department believes that sports and fitness can be important elements of a student’s spark of genius, and stresses the importance of goal-setting, improvement, and the development of character. Ultimately, we believe that building character is the essence of the educational experience. Through sacrifice and effort, our student-athletes struggle, fail, succeed, and try again -- always having fun in a nurturing but competitive environment designed to produce young people of great character. The pursuit of team and individual excellence plays a major role in the development of our student-athletes. Our outstanding coaches work to improve individual and team performance; and to promote teamwork, leadership, and sportsmanship. At Dwight, we have a long tradition of excellence and success in athletics, which continues today.
While winning championships produces a wonderful thrill and a well-deserved sense of pride, they are not ultimately how we measure success. In fact, we believe that success is the journey and the pursuit to give one’s best; this, along with the relationships formed within our diverse community, will have the strongest impact on our students. The value of discipline and perseverance, the importance of winning and losing with grace and humility, and the power of teamwork are just some of the life lessons learned from the Dwight athletic experience.
Participation in interscholastic athletics at Dwight School promotes the development of physical, mental, and social skills; a positive self-image; an understanding of teamwork and cooperation; and the sharing of personal experiences. Each person involved in the Dwight School Athletic Program -- coaches, athletes, and supporters -- has a unique opportunity to teach other participants positive life skills and values.