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

Thank you for your interest in Dwight School. Our first round application deadline for September 2017 for grades N - 12 has now passed. We will open up a second round in select grades based on availability. For international families, we offer rolling admission based on availability. To inquire, please call the Admissions Office at 212-724-6360 ext. 207 or email us at

Please check Important Dates & Events for information about upcoming admissions events.

Submit An Online Application

Please create an account and apply online through Ravenna, our admissions database, beginning September 1, 2016.For all preschool applicants, the deadline for consideration in the first round of review is December 15, 2016.

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.

Pre-kindergarten (4s)

Families interested in the pre-k (4s) program should plan to attend a Lower School Tour. 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. Pre-k 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 late January/early February. 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-kindergarten (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.

Application Forms

Please note:
Applicant family is responsible for confirming application is complete. The Admissions Office will not review incomplete applications.


Nora Thomson
Director of Preschool Admissions
(212) 724-6360 Ext 708

Maryll Spahn
Director of Admissions
Kindergarten and 1st
(212) 724-6360 Ext 207

Elizabeth Carey
Director of Admissions
Grades 2-8
(212) 724-6360 Ext 207

Miranda Lodato
Director of Admissions
Grades 9-12
(212) 724-6360 Ext 207

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