Applying to DWS

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

Steps to apply for Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade:
  1. Complete the online application. You must register as a user to begin the process.
  2. Submit previous educational record/transcripts, if applicable.
  3. Submit appropriate teacher recommendation forms.
  4. Schedule and complete the admission assessment and campus evaluation visit.

The normal testing time for admissions is in the winter of each year. However, dates can be arranged when necessary.

Expansion of class size typically occurs in grades Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade. There are limited openings each year in other grades.

Generally 11th grade and 12th grade 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I find the Admissions Office?

The Admissions Office is located in the Administrative wing of the Middle and Upper Campus near the Media Center.

May we schedule a campus tour?

Yes. Tours can be scheduled by contacting Jennifer Ricks at 229-435-1301 or at

What is a campus evaluation visit?

For Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, the campus evaluation visit is a scheduled play day in the respective classroom. For applicants in 1st through 12th grades, the campus evaluation visit is a partial or whole shadow day with a current student.

When can I 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 tuition assistance 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.