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Dwight School is an internationally renowned educator dedicated to crafting a personalized journey for every student, from preschool-grade 12, based on individual interests and passions. We call this igniting the “spark of genius” in every child. Our inspiring faculty ― master teachers ― encourage students to believe in their own talents, follow their hearts, and take intellectual risks through the vigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Through the IB, Dwight educates students to become caring, knowledgeable, open-minded critical thinkers.

As one of New York City’s oldest independent schools ― our history dates back to 1872 ― Dwight is proud of its rich traditions and numerous advances in education. Innovation is an integral part of daily life and takes many forms, from being the first school in the Americas to offer the comprehensive IB, to empowering student-entrepreneurs to translate their own ideas into reality through our Spark Tank incubator program.

Foreign language instruction is extensive and begins in our warm, welcoming preschool. The IB, which also begins in preschool, is recognized worldwide as the “gold standard” in pre-college preparation. Our comprehensive college guidance program starts early in grade 9, and Dwight graduates attend the finest colleges and universities in the world.

Students enjoy our rich visual and performing arts programs, play on championship-winning athletic teams, and have an extensive range of engaging after-school activities to choose from.

With a global network of Dwight Schools in New York, London, Seoul, Shanghai, Dubai, and in the cloud with Dwight Global Online School, students have numerous opportunities to travel and participate in enriching cross-campus cultural and curricular exchange programs beginning in grade 5. The world is literally at their feet ― and we couldn’t be more delighted to offer our students a passport.

Dwight is a family-run school, and we invite your family to embark on an exciting educational journey with us.

Dwight expanded with a second Upper West Side preschool campus welcoming families since fall 2022.

We are excited to be expanding with a second preschool campus at 705 Columbus Avenue and 94th Street in Fall 2022 with Preschool 2s, 3s, Pre-K, and Kindergarten programs. All applicant families will have the opportunity to select our 94th Street or Riverside Avenue locations as their preference upon application.

Click here to learn more, and connect with our Admissions team at

Dwight School

Preschool and Kindergarten
144 Riverside Boulevard
New York, NY 10069

Grades 1-12
18 West 89
th Street
New York, NY 10024

212-724-6360 x201

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