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Dwight is committed to the development of the whole child, including physical well-being. Through Physical Education classes and a wide range of extra-curricular programs and athletic teams, students have opportunities to set goals, hone their skills, and excel in both individual and team sports.

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Dwight School Athletic Center

Dwight Lions athletics continue to thrive in our 40,000 square-foot Athletic Center. Opened in 2012, it features:

  • A 25-yard, six-lane pool
  • Two roof-top tennis courts
  • A regulation-size high school gym with a full basketball and volleyball court
  • A dance studio


Dwight is one of only twenty schools in the Randall's Island Field Group, and many of Dwight's field sports are played on its fields.

In the Spotlight


Director of Athletics

Michael Horvath
Director of Athletics
(212) 724-6360 Ext 360

Associate Director of Athletics

Denis Michalak
Associate Director of Athletics
(212) 724-6360 Ext 330

Recent Lion Highlights




  • In 2015, our Varsity Boys Tennis team captured its fourth straight regular season championship and tournament trophy
  • In 2015, our Varsity Baseball team were the ACIS B Division regular season champions
  • In 2014 & 15, our Varsity Boys Basketball team won “Back to Back” NYSAIS Division B State Championships
  • In 2014, our Varsity Girls Basketball team were ACIS Tournament Finalists
  • In 2013, our Varsity Boys Soccer team won their conference championship
  • In 2012, our Varsity Girls Volleyball team won the regular season league and tournament title
  • In 2012, a Dwight fencer was named to the 2012 Olympic Team and competed in the London Games
  • In 2011, Dwight won the first PSAA cross country championship in the history of the School and placed seventh in the state
  • In 2011 our Grades 7/8 Boys Soccer Team had an undefeated season, winning their conference title
  • In 2010, two Dwight fencers represented the United States at the World Championships in Azerbaijan; one of those fencers took the bronze medal in men’s foil
  • In 2017, Dwight's Girls Varsity Soccer team won the ISAL Playoff Championship game after finishing second in the regular season; the team made their first appearance in the NYSAIS State Tournament
  • In 2017, Dwight's Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball team won the ISAL Playoff Championship game after finishing fourth in the regular season. 
  • In 2017, Dwight's Girls Varsity Volleyball team appeared in the ISAL Playoff Championship game after finishing fourth in the regular season.