Dwight School, New York
291 Central Park West, New York, NY, 10024, USA
Tel: (+1) 212 724 2146
Fax: (+1) 212 724 2539
National, IB, US curricula.
443 students, 5-18 yrs.
The Dwight School is an international day school that offers the
International Baccalaureate in grades K-12. Founded in 1880, The
Dwight School combined with The Anglo-American International School
(founded in 1872) and brought together two historic institutions.
Dwight School has representation from 37 countries. Graduates of
Dwight include Hal Prince, Roy Lichtenstein, Walter Lippmann, Fiorello
LaGuardia, the Sulzberger family, Robert Moses, Governor Herbert
Lehman and the Secretary of the Treasury , Henry Morganthau.
The motto of the Dwight School is: 'There is a spark of genius
within each of us'. Dwight life is built on the principles of academic
rigor, community service and unity of mind, body and spirit. The
school is a highly moral community where service learning is a natural
aspect of life. Strengths of the school include computer technology,
the arts (music, dance, drama and visual arts), science, athletics,
mathematics and the humanities.
Dwight School has state or national championship teams in fencing,
tennis and basketball. Dwight was the first school in the United
States to offer the IB Primary Years (PYP), Middle Years (MYP) and
Eight foreign languages are offered at Dwight along with French
and Chinese programs starting in kindergarten.
International Baccalaureate Diploma courses are offered in high
school. The school has superior university admission results, and
graduates attend Oxford, Edinburgh, Brussels, Tokyo, Hebrew, MIT,
Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth, Cornell, Columbia, NYU and Yale.
The Dwight School faculty includes a world champion judo master,
an All-American basketball player and an international reading authority.
The school seeks to have all students strive for excellence in some
The Dwight School has foreign study programs in Costa Rica, England,
the Czech Republic and Italy. Dwight created a leadership institute
that teaches students how to take action with respect to community
initiatives. An annual 'Dare to Dream' Conference is run by the
school's student leaders at the American Museum of Natural History.