First Program (K-3)

How to Apply

Submitting and managing your application online:

Applications are now closed for the 2020-2021 School Year.  Deadline for submitting the application was November 15th, 2019 before Noon

Applications for 2021-2022 School Year:

Submit your application online DATE TBD for School Year 2021-2022. Deadline for submitting an application TBD.

Create a username name and password in the current application year.  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. A $75 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. 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.  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.  PLEASE READ THROUGH ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR APPLICATION.


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
(4-12) 108 East 89th Street, New York, NY 10128