Admissions

How to Apply

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in applying! We hope you have had the chance to browse through our website for information about Dalton. Our comprehensive school viewbook is another good source of information about our school. We look forward to learning more about you, and helping you to learn more about Dalton, over the course of the admissions process.

The school seeks to enroll students of sound character and educational promise who will provide a diverse population in talent, background, and experience. Dalton is looking for students with strong academic potential who will benefit from the school's unique educational philosophy delivered through the methodology of the Dalton Plan. A rigorous and challenging curriculum combined with a dedicated faculty, enables each individual student's abilities and potential to be maximized while encouraging the young person to contribute their imagination, curiosity and special interests to the entire Dalton community.

Our primary entry grades are Kindergarten6th grade, and 9th grade. Occasionally we will be able to enroll a few new students into other grades. For the 2022-2023 academic year, we may have a few places in 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades, and will be considering applicants for these grades. All other grades are closed for applications at this time, as we do not expect we will have places for new students available. If you wish to express your interest in a 'closed' grade, you may do so here; upon doing so, rest assured that we will contact you in the event that we are able to consider new applicants for the grade you are looking for.

We accept applications between August and mid-November each year for entry into the school the following September. We use a web-based service, Ravenna, for application and supporting documentation submission and event scheduling. We also post admissions decisions on Ravenna in February in accordance with the ISAAGNY timetable.

Please see below for details on the application process, which varies by division. We are looking forward to going on this journey with you as you explore Dalton!

Application Process By Division

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(K-3) 53 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128
(212) 423-5463
fpadmissions@dalton.org

(4-12) 108 East 89th Street, New York, NY 10128
(212) 423-5262
admissionsmshs@dalton.org