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Applying to the Lower School: Pre3 - Grade 5

Thank you for your interest in Dwight-Englewood School. The application for the 2024-2025 school year closed on December 1st, 2023. You can still submit an application for the 2024-2025 school year which will be considered for the second round of admissions. Please complete all steps of the application and submit all required documents by April 15th, 2024 to be considered for the second round of admissions.

We are not providing tours or interviews for second-round applicants at this time. 

All second-round applications will be reviewed for grades in which spots are available in late Spring 2024.

Please contact Alice Rollo at or (201) 227-3102 if you have any questions.

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  • Application Process: Preschool 3 - Grade 5

    The Admissions Team is always here to help! We welcome an opportunity to connect with you. If you have any questions, please reach out to Alice at or (201) 227-3102. 

    Step 1: Create a Ravenna Account
    Visit Ravenna to create an account. Ravenna is our online portal where you can sign up for upcoming events and begin the application process.

    Step 2: Learn about Dwight-Englewood School
    Dwight-Englewood School will host virtual admissions events throughout the fall to assist families in getting to know us better. Please register for the events that are most interesting and relevant to you.

    Step 3: Submit the Preliminary Application (Part 1)
    Please complete the following preliminary pieces by December 1st, 2023. 

    Application Form and Fee
    Parent Statement
    Student Statement (5th grade applicants)

    Step 4: Sign up for a Virtual Parent Interview & On-Campus Student Screening/Class Visit
    Register for a virtual parent interview with an Admissions Officer. You can also register for an on-campus student screening/classroom visit.

    Step 5: Submit Additional Materials (Part 2)
    Submit the following pieces of the application by January 15th, 2024.

    Teacher Recommendation
    Counselor/Principal Recommendation
    School Transcript - most current and the prior 2 years-if applicable
    Standardized Testing Scores (ISEE or SSAT) -5th grade only

    Step 6: Submit a Financial Aid Application 
    Dwight-Englewood School uses Clarity for Financial Aid applications. For new families, financial aid applications must be submitted by January 15th, 2024. For current families, financial aid applications must be submitted by December 15th, 2023. 

    Please Note: Dwight Englewood School offers Financial Aid for families applying to Kindergarten and above. We do not offer financial assistance for Preschool 3 and 4 applicants. 
Mailing Address: 315 East Palisade Avenue Englewood, NJ 07631
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Located in Englewood, New Jersey, Dwight-Englewood is a greater New York City area private school with a rigorous college prep curriculum for boys and girls in preschool through grade 12.