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Lower School



What a great pleasure it is to greet our Lower School students in grades 1-5 every day upon arrival to school! Eager to begin the day, students enter classrooms ready to think, see, and wonder about themselves and the world around them.

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  • At Dwight, we are committed to igniting the spark of genius in every child — we identify and encourage the special interests, talents, or passions of every student.
  • Dwight was the first school in New York City to offer the IB PYP curriculum, allowing students to learn by inquiring about the world through units such as “Where We Are in Place and Time,” “How We Express Ourselves,” and much more! 
  • Grade 5 students have the fantastic opportunity to take their first steps abroad as global citizens by participating in a reciprocal exchange program with their peers at Dwight School London. This marks the first of many travel and cross-campus exchange opportunities Dwight offers.

Our classrooms are warm and happy learning communities where students are encouraged to explore a wide range of interests. 

Visit us and see our dynamic Lower School in action!


Martha Hirschman | Head of Lower School 

Meet Our Lower School Community


Martha Hirschman
Head of Lower School
(212) 724-6360 Ext 220


Jessica Sarnicola
Associate Head of Lower School, Lower and Middle School Counselor



Maryll Spahn
Director of Admissions
Grades K-6


Liliana Rodriguez 
Associate Director of Admissions
Grades K-6


Melissa Andolina 
Assistant Director & Enrollment Manager, K - 12
(212) 724-6360 Ext 207