Preschool (2s, 3s, Pre-k) 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 January 15, 2020.
Attend an Open House
2s and 3s Program
We invite families interested in the 2s and 3s programs to sign up for one of our preschool open houses. These morning events 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.
Families interested in the Pre-K (4s) program should plan to attend a Lower School Open House. This event, held on our Central Park West campus, will allow families to learn more about our academic programs, tour our facilities, and meet current students and faculty. Preschool applicants are offered tours of the preschool and kindergarten facilities during the parent interview. Please visit our Important Dates page for more information.
Schedule Parent Interview and Child Playgroup
Once you have submitted an application, you will be able to schedule your parent interview (approximately 30 minutes in length) via Ravenna. Please note that the parent interview should take place after you have attended an open house. The admissions team will contact you with a date/time for your child's playgroup visit, held in January. Both the interview and playgroup visit will take place at our Riverside Campus. These playgroups are comprised of six to seven children and are 30-45 minutes in length depending on your child’s age. Any parent or caregiver can accompany the applicant to this visit.
Submit ISAAGNY Confidential School Report
3s & Pre-K (4s) applicants who are currently enrolled in a fully separated preschool program must submit the confidential Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) 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.
Please note: Applicant family is responsible for confirming application is complete. The Admissions Office will not review incomplete applications.