- Submit Online Application
- Attend an Open House
- Schedule Interview and Child Visit
- Submit Official School Reports and Confidential Teacher Recommendation
- Submit Assessments
We invite you to sign up for one of our Lower School morning open houses. This event, held on our Main Campus at 291 Central Park West, will allow families to learn more about our academic programs, see our facilities, and meet current students and faculty. Please visit our Important Dates page for more information.
Once you have submitted an application, the admissions office will reach out to you to schedule your family visit which will include a class visit for your child and a parent interview with the Admissions Director. If possible we try to combine both on a morning or afternoon that is convenient for you.
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.
All grade 2-5 applicants must have their current school submit official reports from the past two years. This report is to be given to your child’s current school and must be submitted directly from their school to ours. Your child’s teacher should complete the confidential recommendation form after December 1 to ensure an accurate assessment. If the transcript and Teacher Recommendation Form are not completed in English, an official translation must also be sent. The transcript release form and teacher recommendation can be downloaded from this page.
Applicants to Grade 1 should schedule the Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners (AABL) by going to www.erblearn.org/aabl-for-
Applicants to grades 2-4 should submit test results from the ECAA (Early Childhood Admissions Assessment to the Admissions Office). To register for the ECAA, 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) to the Admissions Office. To register for the test, please contact the ERB office at 800.989.3721 or visit their website.
Please note, families relocating to New York are exempt from standardized testing. In place of these exams, the Dwight Admissions Team will coordinate individualized language and math assessments for your child.
*Applicant family is responsible for confirming application is complete. The Admissions Office will not review incomplete applications.