When is the application deadline?
The Preliminary Application (Part 1) is due on December 1, 2023. All supplemental materials (Part 2) are due on January 15, 2024.
What if I miss the application deadline?
If you miss the initial December 1st deadline, you can submit a second-round application. All second-round applications will be reviewed for grades in which spots are available in the Spring of 2024.When are admissions decisions released?
Lower and Middle School applicants will be notified on February 7, 2024. Upper School applicants will be notified on February 22, 2024.
How important is the ISEE or SSAT?
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 tours and virtual admissions events required?
We strongly encourage families to register for on-campus tours and our admissions events in the fall. Although they are not required, families who attend these events learn in greater depth about our classes, teachers, students, and campus.
Does Dwight-Englewood require an interview as part of the application process?
Yes. All interviews will be conducted virtually. Once you submit the preliminary application and $75.00 application fee, please register for your interview on Ravenna.
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 Clarity by January 15, 2024.
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.