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Lower School

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 

To submit a 2021-22 application for grades 1-5 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 a Lower School Open House, please visit our Virtual Admissions Events page.
 

Submit Official School Reports and Confidential Teacher Recommendation

All grade 1 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. If your child is not currently enrolled in a Kindergarten program, please contact our Admissions office to discuss alternative options.

All grade 2-5 applicants must have their current school submit official transcripts from the past two years. The transcript release form found below is to be given to your child’s current school and the transcripts must be submitted directly from their school to ours. Additionally, your child’s teacher should complete the confidential recommendation form (see form below). If the transcript and Teacher Recommendation Form are not completed in English, an official translation must also be provided. 

Schedule Student Virtual Interview

Once you have submitted an application, you will be able to schedule your child’s virtual interview. If your child is planning to take the ISEE for grades 2-5, we will accept this test as their assessment for Dwight. However, due to the extra challenges presented by COVID-19, we are making ISEE testing optional this year. In place of the ISEE, we have our own assessments that we can administer to students during the virtual interview. Please let us know if you prefer this option in advance of your child’s interview. 

*Please note that the ISEE exam administered by ERB is available to be taken in some international countries. You may contact the ERB office for further information. If the ISEE exam is not available in your country and you do not have plans for your child to take it in New York, please contact the Admissions Office.
 

Schedule Parent Interview

Once you have submitted an application, you will be able to schedule your parent interview via Ravenna. We will be conducting parent interviews for grades 2-5 via Zoom on Wednesdays throughout the Admissions season.
 

Submit Assessments 

Applicants to Grade 1 are not required to submit standardized testing.

Applicants to grades 2-4 should submit test results from the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Primary test. To register for this test, please contact the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) at 800.989.3721 or click here to arrange a testing date.

Applicants to grade 5 should submit test results from the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Lower test. To register for this test, please contact the ERB office at 800.989.3721 or visit their website.

*Please note that the ISEE exam administered by ERB is available to be taken in some international countries. You may contact the ERB office for further information. If the ISEE exam is not available in your country and you do not have plans for your child to take it in New York, please contact the Admissions Office.


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


CONTACT ADMISSIONS

admissions@dwight.edu

Preschool
(212) 724-6360 x748

Grades K-12 
(212) 724-6360 x201

ADMISSIONS TEAM

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

director of admissions elizabeth

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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