Upper School

Submit Online Application 

Please create an account and apply online through Ravenna, our admissions database. Please note the application deadline of December 1 for applicants to grades Pre-K (4s) through grade 12 and January 15, 2022 for applicants to the Preschool 2s and 3s.

Attend a Virtual Open House

Due to continued COVID-19 health precautions, all of our fall admissions events will be held virtually this season. We will be hosting a number of events in the fall so that you can get to know our community, faculty and curriculum. The Upper School Open Houses will give you the opportunity to meet our leadership team and hear from high school students as well as attend a virtual school tour. To sign up for an Upper School Open House, please visit our Virtual Admissions Events page.

We will also be sharing videos and stories throughout the season so that you can learn more about our arts, innovation, athletics and other programs we offer. High school student ambassadors will be available to answer questions and share their experiences.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all tours will continue to be virtual this fall. Provided that state and city guidelines allow, and COVID-19 infections in the city remain low, we plan to host small, in-person tours for only those students who have been accepted to Dwight in late February/early March.

Schedule a Virtual Family Conversation and Student Interview

Every applicant for upper school is required to schedule a student interview and an informal family conversation with an upper school admissions director. These appointments will take place over Zoom. This is an opportunity for students and parents to ask questions and learn more about Dwight’s curriculum and programs. 

Additionally, applicants interested in our learning support program, Quest, will be required to schedule a virtual assessment with a Quest faculty member.

Submit Official Transcript and Confidential Teacher Recommendations

The transcript release form and teacher recommendation forms should be submitted to the applicant’s present school. The teacher recommendation forms must come from both the student's math and English/Native tongue teachers and should be completed after December 1st to ensure an accurate assessment of the student’s performance. If the transcript and teacher recommendation forms are not completed in English, an official translation must also be sent. The forms can be downloaded from this page.

Transcript Release and Recommendation Forms


Dwight’s Test Optional Policy for the 2022-23 Admissions Season

We will continue to make 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 or Graded Writing Sample

Applicants to Upper School have the option of submitting the ISAAGNY Common Upper 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.

International Families

If you are an international family, please visit our International Families page for further information.

Please note: Applicant families are responsible for confirming that the 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

Preschool: preschooladmissions@dwight.edu

Grades K-8: k8admissions@dwight.edu

Grades 9-12: upperschooladmissions@dwight.edu 

Virtual Visit

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Virtual Admissions Events

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