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. This year, for applicants for fall 2018, we also anticipate a few open places in the 4th and 5th grades, and so we will also be accepting applications for these grades.  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).

For applicants who wish to enter Dalton's middle or high school in the fall of September 2018, our application will be available for submission until noon on November 17, 2017.

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 (until our application submission deadline of November 17, 2017 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.  Throughout the fall, the Ravenna system will allow you to submit the student's application essay, the parent statement, send teacher recommendation forms to the teachers who will be completing them on the applicant's behalf, and to track Dalton's receipt of recommendations, transcripts, test scores, and other required documents.  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 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.