First Program (K-3)

How to Apply

Submitting and managing your application online:

Dalton's largest entry point is Kindergarten.  The application process opens in mid-August, one year before the student wishes to enter Dalton.  We will begin accepting applications for Dalton's Kindergarten for September 2022 on August 16, 2021 at Noon.

According to ISAAGNY guidelines, we will contact you after Labor Day to schedule your "visits" for Dalton.  Also, once you have submitted an application be sure to contact the T&E Assessment site for scheduling.

Dalton is one of many schools in New York City using a web-based software application called Ravenna for receiving applications and managing the collection of supplemental forms.  Ravenna will allow you to track the status of your application and help you to manage the requirements of the admission process easily.  If you have created a user name and password previously you may continue to use the same one.

The first step in the process is to go to Ravenna and create an account.  Make sure to create your account using an email address you will have access to throughout the admissions season because this will be your primary email contact with our school. Then fill out the application. An application fee is required and is payable by credit card or check.   If you are applying for financial aid and circumstances make it difficult for you to pay the application fee, we will waive your application fee. In this year of Covid-19 we will be unable to meet your child, therefore we would greatly appreciate you uploading a recent photo on Ravenna.  Please note: You do not need to wait for completion of your Optional Parent Statement before submitting your application and this may be submitted at a later date through Ravenna. Once you submit your application, you may check your status of your application on Ravenna.  Beginning in mid-August and thereafter -- you will be able to submit your application and review the details of all required steps of the admission process.  Throughout the fall, the Ravenna system will allow you to submit the application, the parent statement, send teachers the ISAAGNY Confidential School Report forms who will be completing them on the applicant's behalf, and track Dalton's receipt of recommendations (please submit through Ravenna).  We will also communicate admission decisions through Ravenna.  

If at any point you should have any technical questions about using Ravenna, please contact them at  Ravenna is happy to answer your inquiry by phone; however, they require that all support inquiries are initiated through the email address you used to create your Ravenna account.  It is important that you can validate your access to any information about your applicant's account to protect your privacy. 


Contact First Program Admissions:
Phone: 212-423-5463
Fax: 212-423-5467
Address: 53 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
212.423.5200 |
(K-3) 53 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128
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