Dwight School, New York

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Dwight School, New York

291 Central Park West, New York, NY, 10024, USA
Tel: (+1) 212 724 2146
Fax: (+1) 212 724 2539

School Summary
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 Diploma Programs.

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 area.

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.

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