Dwight School

A Personalized World-Class Education Begins Here
Founded in 1872, Dwight is a leading, nursery-grade 12 private school located on the Upper West Side. Dedicated to igniting the spark of genius in every child, Dwight faculty craft a personalized educational journey for each student based on his/her interests, talents, and passions. We are proud to have one of the lowest student-faculty ratios among NYC independent schools.
Our warm, nurturing preschool is the ideal environment for children to have their first positive classroom experience beginning as early as 3 months–2.5 years in our Wee Wonder and Small Wonder Programs. Our preschool, which begins with 2s, was the first in the City to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program.
Educating Global Leaders and Entrepreneurs
Dwight is the first in the Americas to offer the full IB curriculum from preschool–grade 12, which is recognized worldwide as the “gold standard” in pre-university preparation.
Language learning begins early with Mandarin and Spanish in preschool and we offer instruction in 14 languages. We open the door for students to enjoy enriching cultural exchange programs through our global network of schools in London, Seoul, Shanghai, and Dubai.
We nurture young entrepreneurs through our Spark Tank incubator and a range of innovative curricular programs designed to foster creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving skills, preparing graduates for the jobs of the future. Take a tour and attend an open house to find out what makes Dwight so special!
Preschool and Kindergarten
144 Riverside Boulevard
New York, NY 10069
Grades 1-12
291 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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