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Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees 2020-21, Nursery through Grade 12

Please note the deadline to apply for financial aid for the 2021-22 academic year is December 5, 2020.

*Tuition includes lunch for full-day 3s through grade 7

Financial Aid

Dwight School has a long-standing commitment to its financial aid program, which allows students to have an independent school education regardless of the family’s financial circumstances. Dwight values enrolling a highly qualified student body with diverse talents, interests, and backgrounds. Recipients of financial aid must reapply each year and all financial aid information is kept confidential. We seek to support as many families as possible and our award decisions are based on demonstrated need.

Additional Considerations for Families Applying for Financial Aid

Dwight School is proud of its community partnerships with the Central Baptist Church and the East River Landing Housing Community which is home to the Dwight School Athletic Center. Members of these communities are given preference in Financial Aid grant allocation. Dwight School is also committed to a robust faculty Financial Aid program. Due to these commitments, Financial Aid for applicants outside of these communities may be limited.

It is our philosophy that families bear the primary responsibility for financing the education of their children. Therefore, we expect both parents to contribute as much as possible toward tuition. If your family has special circumstances that prevent one parent from working, please disclose this information in your parent financial statement. Each application and circumstance is evaluated individually.

Students who initially enrolled at Dwight School without a financial aid package are eligible to apply for aid after two years if they have experienced a significant change in circumstances. Funds are not available for families with pre-existing needs that were not disclosed at the time of initial admission.

Payment Plan Options 

Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Aid Applicant Process

  • STEP 1: Submit the Dwight School application for admissions through Ravenna by December 1, 2020. Please indicate that you intend to apply for financial aid by checking the appropriate box on the application.
  • STEP 2: All families seeking financial aid must complete a confidential parent financial statement each year. Dwight accepts financial aid applications exclusively via TADS. The deadline for submitting the financial aid forms and supporting materials is December 5, 2020. All financial aid information is kept confidential.
  • STEP 3: Financial aid awards will be sent at the same time as acceptances. For current families, awards are distributed as part of re-enrollment. The Admissions Committee recommends students to the Financial Aid Committee once an admissions decision has been made.
  • STEP 4: In order to secure an award, a signed contract and deposit are required at the time of (re) enrollment.

In addition to financial aid, Dwight School offers several different payment options for families.

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Contact Admissions

(212) 724-6360 x748

Grades K-12 
(212) 724-6360 x201

Admissions Team

Nora Thomson

Director of Preschool Admissions

Laura Charecky

Associate Director of Preschool Admissions

Maryll Spahn

Director of Admissions,
Grades K-8

Liliana Rodriguez

Co-Director of Admissions,
Grades K-8

Elizabeth Katz

Director of Admissions,
Grades 9-12

Elizabeth Carey

Associate Director of Admissions,
Grades 9-12

Melissa Andolina

Assistant Director
& Enrollment Manager,
Grades K-12