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Kindergarten Application Process

Thank you for your interest in Dwight School. As the December 1 application deadline has passed, please call the Admissions Office at 212-724-6360 ext. 201 or email us at admissions@dwight.edu to inquire about the possibility of submitting a late application.

Submit An Online Application

Please create an account and apply online through Ravenna, our admissions database. When does kindergarten start in NYC for Dwight School? For all applicants the deadline is December 1, 2018.

Attend An Open House


We invite you to sign up for one of our Lower School morning Open Houses. This event, held on our Central Park West campus, will allow families to learn more about our academic programs, tour our facilities, and meet current students and faculty. Please visit our Important Dates & Events page for more information.



Schedule Parent Interview and Child Playgroup

Once you have submitted an application, you will be able to schedule your parent interview and child playgroup via Ravenna.

Submit ISAAGNY Confidential School Report

All Kindergarten applicants must submit the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) confidential school report. 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

Attend a Kindergarten Open Classroom

Parents will have an opportunity to attend a Kindergarten Open Classroom morning as part of the admissions process. Information about how to sign up for one of these mornings will be sent to you after you submit your child's application.

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


Chris Allen
Head of Preschool & Kindergarten
(212) 362-2350 Ext 703



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