NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dwight School, a 143-year-old IB World School located on Manhattan's Upper West Side, was recognized by the Guild of International Baccalaureate Schools of the Northeast (GIBS) with a School of Excellence Award for its role as a pioneer in the delivery of quality IB education. The award was presented over the weekend at the 2015 GIBS Annual Conference in Weehawken, NJ.
Dwight was also honored for its long-standing commitment to sharing expertise with fellow educators, as a founding member of GIBS, which brings together over 100 private, public, and parochial IB World Schools in the Northeast to share best practices. The vigorous IB curriculum, which educates students to be internationally minded, critical thinkers, is recognized worldwide as the "gold standard" in pre-college preparation.
"Dwight is proud to be on the forefront of innovation in IB education," said Stephen Spahn, Chancellor of Dwight School. "We are dedicated to educating the next generation of global leaders and preparing them for success in the competitive global marketplace. The challenging IB curriculum provides the ideal framework for doing so, and we are committed to expanding access to an IB education for all through online pedagogy. As one of the first IB Open World Schools, Dwight offers online Diploma Program courses, opening the door for students around the world to reap the enormous benefits of an IB education."
In addition to being a leader in online education, Dwight has the distinction of being the first school in the Americas to offer the comprehensive IB curriculum for students from preschool through grade 12. The IB includes the Primary, Years, Middle Years, Diploma, and Career-related Programs for children ages 3-18.
"The IB offers students the finest educational foundation there is for excelling personally and professionally as global citizens and leaders," said Dianne Drew, Head of Dwight School. "We take great pride in being an IB leader, and believe strongly in collaborating with our fellow GIBS members to advance IB education for students throughout the Northeast region ― and around the world."
More About Dwight School: Founded in 1872, Dwight School is dedicated to igniting the "spark of genius" in every child. A Dwight world-class education rests on three pillars: personalized learning, community, and global vision. Dwight in New York City is the flagship campus of The Dwight Schools, a global network with schools in London, Seoul, Shanghai, and on Vancouver Island. Graduates attend leading colleges and universities worldwide such as Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, Cornell, Brown, and Oxford.
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