Middle & High School (4-12)

How to Apply

We typically enroll new students in 6th grade for middle school or 9th grade for high school.  The application process takes place during the fall, one year before the student wishes to enter Dalton (in other words, the fall of the student's 5th grade year for middle school entry or the fall of the student's 8th grade year for high school entry).
Submit your applications for Dalton's middle or high school (6th and 9th grades) for September 2021 entry between September 8, 2020 and noon on November 20, 2020. 

Submitting Your Application

Dalton is one of many schools in New York using a web-based software application called Ravenna for receiving applications and managing the collection of supplemental forms such as essays, photos, transcripts, and teacher recommendations.  Applications are available online (beginning September 8, 2020, until our application submission deadline of November 20, 2020 at noon) on Ravenna's website, and Ravenna will allow you to track the status of your application and help you to easily manage the requirements of the admission process.

The first step in the process is to go to www.ravenna-hub.com 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. 

From there, you are able to submit your application and review the details of all required steps of the admission process.  All of our events (open houses) are also listed on Ravenna and available for registration there.  Throughout the fall, the Ravenna system will allow you to track Dalton's receipt of required documents.  We will also communicate admission decisions through Ravenna.  

A complete application for middle/high school consists of the following:
  • Application form & Student Interest supplemental form for grades 4-12
  • Student Interview
  • Student Personal Identity Statement (High School applicants only) or Parent Meeting with Director of Admissions (Middle School applicants only)
  • Parent Statement
  • Admissions testing: either the ISEE or the SSAT
  • Transcript/Report Cards from 19-20 and Fall 2020
  • 2 Teacher Recommendations (English & Math)
  • Guidance Counselor/Administrator Recommendation
Optionally, you can supplement your application with an academic or extracurricular work sample.  If applying for financial aid, an additional financial aid application and documentation are required

If at any point you should have any technical questions about using Ravenna, please contact them at customercare@ravennasolutions.com.  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 are able to validate your access to any information about your applicant's account to protect your privacy.  Of course, we are always happy to answer your more general questions about applying to Dalton, too!  Our office phone number is (212) 423-5262.
212.423.5200 | info@dalton.org
(K-3) 53 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128
(4-12) 108 East 89th Street, New York, NY 10128