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Applying to DWS

Admissions Calendar

Students are admitted to Deerfield-Windsor on the basis of their school record/transcript, teacher recommendations, academic testing, and observation or interview. The admission process begins November 1st when the online application for the upcoming school year opens.

The admissions procedure for K4 through 12th grade includes the following:

  1. Complete the online application.
    You must register as a user to begin the process.
  2. Submit transcripts of previous schoolwork, if applicable.
  3. Submit appropriate teacher recommendation forms.
  4. Complete the admission test.


The normal testing date for admissions is in the winter of each year. However, dates can be arranged when necessary. K4 must be four years old on or before August 1st.

Expansion of class size typically occurs in grades K4, K5, 6th and 9th. There are limited openings each year in other grades.

Generally grades 11 and 12 are not entry points for new students. However, in the event of a family move to the area, acceptance in these grades may be considered.

Please review the following for information needed for each division.

K4 & K5

K4 students must be four years old on or before August 1st.

Once a completed application has been submitted, K4 students will be invited to attend a play day at the Lower Campus. These play days are typically held in February.

K4 and K5 students will participate in an assessment as part of the admission process.

K4 applicants should submit the K4 teacher referral form. K5 applicants should submit the LS teacher recommendation form.

Applicants will be contacted by the school to make appointments for play days and testing.

Grades 1-5

Applicants should submit:

Grades 6-12

Applicants should submit:

  • A copy of the student's transcript from school currently attending.
  • A copy of the most recent Standardized Test Scores.
  • A records release form
  • The applicant's Math & English teacher should complete the recommendation forms.
  • These forms should be sent by the teacher directly to the Admissions Office.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I be able to enroll my student?

Applicants who have been offered admission may enroll beginning in March of the enrollment year.

What kind of payment options do I have?

Payments may be made on an annual, semi annual or monthly basis.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, financial aid is available. Deerfield-Windsor administers its financial aid program in accordance with the principles and practices of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). The school offers a limited amount of financial aid based on a family's need as determined by School & Student Services (SSS), a service of NAIS.

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