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Middle 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  

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 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.

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 only required to submit one recommendation form. For students applying to seventh and eighth grade, two different teacher recommendations are required. 


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.

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.


(212) 724-6360 x748

Grades K-12 
(212) 724-6360 x201


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

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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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