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Kindergarten Application Process

Thank you for your interest in Dwight School. If you are interested in submitting an application for the 2020-21 academic year, we encourage you to call our office to learn more about the process. Second round applications are accepted based on availability. Please contact the Admissions Office at 212-724-6360 ext. 201 or email us at admissions@dwight.edu.  

Applications for the 2021-22 academic year will be available on September 1, 2020. Check our Virtual Admissions Events page for news about upcoming admissions events.

Submit Online Application

Please create an account and apply online through Ravenna, our admissions database. 

Attend an Open House

Due to COVID-19 health precautions, all of our events will be held virtually this year. We will be hosting a number of events this season so that you can better understand our community, faculty and curriculum. These will include Lower School Open Houses where you will have the opportunity to meet our leadership and also to take a virtual tour with the Admissions team. To sign up for an Open House, please visit our Virtual Admissions Events page.

Schedule Parent Interview

Once you have submitted an application, you will be able to schedule your parent interview via Ravenna. We will be conducting individual parent interviews via Zoom on Monday and Friday afternoons throughout the admissions season.

Schedule Individual Child Assessment 

As part of our regular admissions process we conduct small group play sessions to assess our Kindergarten applicants. However, this year we will be evaluating applicants on an individual basis due to social distancing and health protocols. We will be conducting individual child assessments via zoom on Monday and Friday mornings throughout the season. 

Submit ISAAGNY Confidential School Report

We ask Kindergarten applicants to submit the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) confidential school report.  However, if your child is not currently enrolled in a preschool program this year, please contact our Admissions office to discuss alternative options. This report is to be given to your child’s current school and must be submitted directly from their school to ours. If your child presently attends an ISAAGNY school, they can supply you with the form. It can also be downloaded from this page.

Application Forms

Please note: The applicant family is responsible for confirming the application is complete. The Admissions Office will not review incomplete applications.



(212) 724-6360 x748

Grades K-12 
(212) 724-6360 x201


Nora Thomson
Director of Preschool Admissions

preschool admissions associate

Laura Charecky
Associate Director of Preschool Admissions

director of admissions

Maryll Spahn
Director of Admissions
Grades K-6

associate director of admissions

Liliana Rodriguez 
Associate Director of Admissions
Grades K-6

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Elizabeth Katz
Director of Admissions
Grades 7-12

associate director of admissions

Elizabeth Carey
Associate Director of Admissions
Grades 7-12

assistant director enrollment manager

Melissa Andolina
Assistant Director & Enrollment Manager,
Grades K-12

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