Dwight is an internationally recognized independent school for students from nursery through grade 12. With one of the lowest student-faculty ratios among NYC independent schools, Dwight crafts a personalized educational journey for each student based on their interests, talents, and passions. Dwight calls this guiding educational philosophy "igniting the spark of genius in every child." Founded in 1872, Dwight is the first school in the Americas to offer the comprehensive International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum from preschool-grade 12, which is recognized worldwide as the "gold standard" in pre-college preparation. Instruction in Mandarin and Spanish begins early in preschool, and through Dwight's global network of campuses in London, Seoul, Shanghai, Dubai, and online, students participate in enriching cultural and creative exchange programs with peers beginning in grade 5. Dwight is opening a second preschool campus, welcoming new families in fall 2022. Programs for infants and toddlers are also offered in Dwight's nurturing preschool environment. Attend a virtual open house to find out what makes Dwight so special!