Middle School Application Process
Thank you for your interest in Dwight School. The application for academic year 2020-21 will be available on September 1, 2019. Check the Visit Us page for news about upcoming admissions events.
Submit Online Application
Please create an account and apply online through Ravenna, our admissions database. For all applicants the deadline is December 1, 2019.
Schedule Interview and Tour
Once you have submitted an application, you will be able to schedule your family visit through Ravenna. The visit includes a tour of our main campus and a separate interview with both child and parents. You are also welcome to attend an Open House. Please visit Important Dates & Events page for more information.
Submit Official Transcript and Confidential Teacher Recommendations
The Transcript Release Form and teacher recommendation forms should be submitted to the candidate’s present school. If the transcript and teacher recommendation forms are not completed in English, an official translation must also be sent.
Current 5th graders applying to 6th grade are only required to submit one recommendation form:
Applicants to 7th and 8th grade are required to submit two recommendation forms, one from a math teacher and one from an English/Native language teacher.
Recommendation forms should be completed after December 1st to ensure an accurate assessment of the student's performance. All forms can be found on Ravenna or downloaded from the links on this page.
Register for Testing
Dwight School requires that applicants to Grades 6 -12 take either the ISEE or the SSAT test. Students are evaluated on their quantitative, math, reading, and verbal skills. To schedule a test date, visit the ERB website or the SSAT website as soon as possible. Please keep in mind that test scores are just one of the factors that go into Dwight's decision-making process.
We strongly recommend that testing be completed between the months of October and December. Testing must be completed by January 10, 2019.
Please ensure that Dwight School is listed as a recipient. Our school code for the ISEE is 333605. For the SSAT, our code is 2930. If you have any questions about receiving a fee waiver to help with testing costs, please contact us at (212) 724-6360
*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.
Submit ISAAGNY Common Applicant Essay
Applicants to Middle School have the option of submitting the ISAAGNY Common Middle School Applicant essay, but it is not mandatory. Applicants will be able to download the ISAAGNY essay form once they submit their applications in Ravenna.
Please note: Applicant family is responsible for confirming application is complete. The Admissions Office will not review incomplete applications.