Preschool (2s, 3s, Pre-k) Application Process

While the 2023-24 application deadline has passed, the admissions office will consider a limited number of late applications. Inquiries for the 2023-24 school year should contact

The application for the 2024-25 academic year will open via Ravenna on September 1, 2023. 

Submit Online Application 

Please create an account and apply online through Ravenna, our admissions database. Please note the 2023-24 application deadline of December 1 for applicants to grades Pre-K (4s) through grade 12 and January 15, 2023 for applicants to the Preschool 2s and 3s. Inquiries for the 2023-24 school year should contact

Applicant families can indicate their preferred Early Childhood Division Campus; Riverside Campus (144 Riverside Boulevard at 67th Street) or 94th Street Campus.

Attend a Virtual Open House 

2s and 3s Program

Families interested in the preschool program are invited to attend a virtual open house, which includes an informational session and Q&A with the Preschool administration and admissions team. Families are welcome to attend an open house prior to submitting an application for admission. Please visit our Admissions Events page for more information.

Pre-K (4s)

Families interested in the Pre-K (4s) program should plan to attend a Lower School admissions event, where you will have the opportunity to meet our leadership and learn about Dwight's ongoing program. Please visit our Admissions Events page for more information.

Schedule Parent Interview

Once you have submitted an application, you will be able to schedule your parent interview via Ravenna. Ideally, the parent interview should take place after you have attended a virtual open house. Both in-person and virtual options are available; interviews are approximately 45 minutes in length. Interviews are reserved for adults; we look forward to meeting your children during the applicant playgroup.

Schedule Applicant Playgroup

Once you have submitted an application, you will be able to schedule your child’s playgroup visit via Ravenna. Any adult with whom your child is comfortable can accompany them to their playgroup visit. Playgroups are 30 minutes in length for 2s and 3s applicants, and 45 minutes in length for Pre-K applicants. Please note that regardless of the campus to which they are applying, applicants can attend a playgroup on either the Riverside or 94th Street campus.

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.




Have questions or need assistance?

Call Admissions:
212.724.6360, option 3 or extension 201


Grades K-8:

Grades 9-12: 

Virtual Visit

Eager to learn even more about Dwight and our NYC campuses? Explore our learning spaces from wherever you are!


Admissions Events

Join us for an opportunity to get to know Dwight at every grade level!


Register now