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Upper School

Thank you for your interest in Dwight School. To inquire about availability for September 2020, please call the Admissions Office at 212-724-6360 ext. 201 or email us at 

The application for academic year 2021-22 will be available on September 1, 2020. 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. To submit a 2020-21 application for grades 1-12 after December 1st, please reach out to the admissions office at in order to receive a bypass code. All supplemental application materials are due by January 15, 2020. 

Schedule Interview and Tour

Once you have submitted an application, you will be able to schedule your family visit through Ravenna. The visit includes a tour of our main campus and an interview with your child. You are also welcome to attend an open house. Please visit Important Dates & Events page for more information.

If you have applied outside the regular admissions season, and have not had your student interview yet, this interview will be conducted virtually. The admissions office will reach out to schedule this appointment. 

Submit Official Transcript and Confidential Teacher Recommendations

The transcript release form and teacher recommendation forms should be submitted to the candidate’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 1 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.

Application Forms

Register for Testing 

Dwight School requires that applicants to Grades 6 -12 take either the ISEE or the SSAT test. Students are evaluated on their quantitative, math, reading, and verbal skills. To schedule a test date, visit the ERB website or the SSAT website as soon as possible. Please keep in mind that test scores are just one of the factors that go into Dwight's decision-making process.

We strongly recommend that testing be completed between the months of October and December. Testing must be completed by January 10, 2019.

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. If you have any questions about receiving a fee waiver to help with testing costs, please contact us at (212) 724-6360. 

Please note, in light of COVID-19, all students applying to middle and high school for fall of 2020 are exempt from taking standardized testing. In place of these tests, the Dwight Admissions Department will coordinate administering individualized language and math assessments.

Optional: Submit ISAAGNY Common Applicant Essay

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.

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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