Dexter Southfield has entry points for each division: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten for the Lower School; Classes 6 and 7 for the Middle School; and Class 9 for the Upper School. Space is available based on attrition in other grades. Dexter Southfield will accept applications to any grade; however, student visits may be limited if it is a non-entry year. Pre-Kindergarten is designed for children who are 4 years old by September 1 of the year they enter Pre-K. Kindergarten is designed for children who are 5 by September 1.
The Admissions Office is here to support and guide you through this entire admissions process. Below you will find an overview of the application process. We encourage you to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 617-454-2721 with questions.
Campus tours and interviews begin
Lower School Admissions Open House from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
January 21, 29
School visits for Pre-Kindergarten through Class 1 applicants. (Scheduling required)
Late January-early February
Student visits for applicants to Classes 2-5
Admissions Application Due
Financial Aid Application Due
Candidates with applications completed by January 15 are notified of the Admission Committee’s decisicion
Enrollment agreement and deposit due from admitted candidates
Call 617-454-2721 to schedule a parent tour. If your child is applying for Classes 3-5, he/she is welcome to join the tour.
Student visits take place in January and February and can be scheduled once the online application is received. Please contact the Admissions Office if you have applied, but have not scheduled your child's visit.
All application materials are due by January 15.
Please complete our online application through Ravenna Solutions and to pay the $50.00 application fee. When you arrive at the page you will be asked to create an account, at which point you will be able to look up Dexter Southfield in the “School Directory” and complete the application. For any technical questions about Ravenna, please contact them directly by following the instructions on the login page. Please note that you must apply through Ravenna, as we no longer accept or provide paper applications. Dexter Southfield also accepts SSAT’s standard application online.