How many students do you accept in the 9th Grade?
We accept about 40-45 new students in the 9th grade to create a complete class of 130 students.
Do you accept students in grades 10, 11, AND 12?
We do accept students in the 10th and 11th grades, however, it is solely based on grade attrition. We do not accept students for the 12th grade.
How important is the ISEE?
We do require standardized test scores at this time to help us evaluate applicants in the process. Standardized scores are a part of the file and are used in just that capacity: a piece of the puzzle in getting to know each student. We offer the ISEE on campus for those students applying to D-E. Please contact Alice Rollo at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested.
Are campus visits and open houses required?
We strongly encourage students to register for our battery of admissions events in the fall. Although it is not required, families who attend these events learn in greater depth about our classes, teachers, students, and campus. You can register for a virtual tour prior to submitting your application or wait for an on-campus tour with a student tour guide once you have applied.
Does Dwight-Englewood require an interview as part of the application process?
Yes. Each applicant to the Middle and Upper School is required to have an individual interview. This year all interviews will be conducted virtually. Once you submit the application and $75.00 application fee, please visit Ravenna to register for your interview. At this time you can also sign up for an on-campus or virtual tour with a student tour guide.
What does Dwight-Englewood look for in a prospective student?
We are looking for kind and community-minded students of demonstrated motivation and ability who will contribute to the D-E community beyond just the classroom. Like many independent private schools, D-E looks for students whose academic records show potential for success in our rigorous program. In addition, we look for students who have a passion for learning and/or perhaps have demonstrated leadership skills or a commitment to helping others. Essays, teacher recommendations, and co-curricular activities give us a better picture of the whole student. There is no exact science to the admissions process, therefore we seek to admit the most intellectually prepared, diverse, and talented students as possible.
Are siblings and legacy applicants given priority in the admissions process?
We value our longstanding relationships with sibling and alumni families but do not offer Early Action as an option. We cannot guarantee admission to students based on a prior association with D-E; sibling and legacy candidates undergo the same Admissions Committee review as all other D-E applicants.
What is the tuition at Dwight-Englewood School? Is Financial Aid available?
Tuition varies by division. Yes, need-based financial aid is available. In addition, there are payment plan options that have been quite helpful to our families as they manage the tuition costs. Please click here
for more information about tuition and financial aid information. We ask that families seeking financial aid submit a financial aid application through SSS by January 15.
How are decisions made?
Dwight-Englewood uses a comprehensive admissions process in which every application receives a full evaluation and all parts of the application are considered.