Director of Preschool Admissions
Applications for the 2021-22 academic year are due on December 1, 2020. Supplemental materials needed to complete the application are due on January 8, 2021. Check our Virtual Admissions Events page for news about upcoming admissions events.
Submit Online Application
To submit a 2021-22 application for grade 6-8, please create an account and apply online through Ravenna, our admissions database.
Attend a Virtual 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 Middle and High 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 Middle or Upper School Open House, please visit our Virtual Admissions Events page.
Schedule Student Virtual Interview
Once you have submitted an application, you will be able to schedule a student virtual interview. We will be conducting grades 6-8 student interviews on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the admissions season. Applicants should bring paper and a pencil to the virtual interview, as they will be doing some writing.
Schedule Parent Virtual 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 6-8 via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the admissions season.
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 provided.
Current fifth graders applying to sixth grade are required to submit two teacher recommendation forms, one from the current year and one from the previous year’s teacher.
For students applying to seventh and eighth grades, two different teacher recommendations are required, but they can be from the same school year.
Dwight’s Test optional policy for the 2020-21 Admissions Season
Due to the extra challenges presented by COVID-19, we are making ISEE/SSAT testing optional this fall. We will consider all applicants equally, whether or not they submit standardized test results. Every applicant will do some writing work as part of the student interview. Regarding math, students will have two options:
- Option 1: Students taking the ISEE can submit ISEE/SSAT scores for their math testing requirement. For those applicants who decide to take either the ISEE or the SSAT, please visit the ERB website or the SSAT website to schedule a test date. If you want to submit your scores, please list Dwight School as a recipient. Our school code for the ISEE is 333605. For the SSAT, our code is 2930.
- Option 2: Students not taking the ISEE can take a Dwight internal math assessment. We will offer two testing dates (Saturday, January 9th and Saturday, January 23rd) with a variety of time slots. If your child is not planning to take the ISEE/SSAT please let the admissions office know and we will send you further information about the two testing dates in January.
Should you choose not to submit ISEE/SSAT test scores, please note that as part of the application process, an internal Dwight assessment will be administered.
For those applicants who decide to take either the ISEE or the SSAT test, please visit the ERB website or the SSAT website to schedule a test date.
If you want to submit your scores, 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.
Optional: 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.