School Life

Clubs & Activities


For students in all three divisions at D-E, opportunities abound in terms of extra-curricular activities and clubs. A description of clubs and activities by division is noted at right. Lists of Middle and Upper School clubs and activities are noted below.   
  • For additional information about D-E clubs and community service drives, and to initiate your own club, email D-E Director of Student Life Maya Gunaseharan at: gunasm@d-e.org.
We believe clubs play a significant role in the development of our students.  Clubs allow for students to explore their passions outside of academics and to gain leadership skills.
 
In Middle School, clubs provide opportunities for students to discover and pursue their particular abilities, talents and interests.  They also encourage students to find their voice, make choices and take leadership roles in areas of interest to them.  Finally, because our clubs are open to all grades within each division, students learn to work with the D-E community.
 
In Upper School, opportunities expand exponentially.  We view extra curricular involvement as opportunities for students to grow personally and develop critical leadership skills while pursuing areas of interest, or perhaps curiosity.  In the structure of our Upper School schedule, students are able to engage in various areas of interest ranging from music to community service to robotics.

MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUBS INCLUDE:
  • Animal Awareness
  • Art Club
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Board Games
  • Chess
  • Darts
  • DE Mudder
  • Fandom Celebration
  • Geography Club
  • Intramurals
  • Math Counts
  • Movie Club
  • NBA Fantasy Basketball
  • Open Roads (Literary Magazine)
  • Photography
  • Puzzle Club
  • Reading Club
  • Stage Crew
UPPER SCHOOL CLUBS INCLUDE:
  • ACLU Club
  • AIDS Awareness
  • Amnesty International
  • Bergen County Math League
  • Calliope (Literary Magazine)
  • Chess
  • Chemistry Olympics
  • CODES (Community Outreach)
  • Dance Club
  • D-ESPN
  • Debate
  • DEFAC (D-E Fight Against Cancer)
  • HOPE (Helping Out People Everywhere)
  • D-E Sports Friends
  • Dwight Mix (Coed A Capella)
  • Environmental Club
  • The Flea (Satirical Newspaper)
  • GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance)
  • IDEA (Intensifying D-E Arts)
  • INSPIRE (Diversity Club)
  • JADE (Jewish Awareness at D-E)
  • Juggling
  • Korean Culture
  • Mock Trial
  • MODE (Musicians at D-E)
  • Model United Nations
  • Parnassus (Foreign Language Magazine)
  • Robotics Club
  • Spectrum (Upper School Newspaper)
  • Stock Market Club
  • Student Government
  • Technical Theatre Society (Stage Crew)
  • Teens Connecting Communities
  • Tour Guides
  • Yearbook

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  • Lower School

    In the Lower School, students engage in intramural sports, beginning in third grade, as well as in a third-through-fifth grade chorus, strings, and band program. The Planeteers is a weekly environmental focus club led by Science teacher Beth Lemire.  LS children at all grade levels may also engage in enrichment classes through D-E Explorers, our after-school care program, which manages other after school activities including Chess, Chinese, and more.

  • Middle School

    In Middle School, cocurricular activities include Continental Math League, Cultural Diversity Club, Debate Club, Drawing Club, Environmental Action Club, Makers of Tomorrow (a community-service organization), Open Roads (Middle School literary magazine), The Dwightee (Middle School newspaper), Middle School Play/Musical, Science Club, Stage Crew, and Student Government. In the Upper School, the cocurricular opportunities expand exponentially (see below).

  • Upper School

    Within the Upper School, we are dedicated to providing an environment that promotes learning in diverse ways about a complex, dynamic world. We view cocurricular involvement as opportunities for students to grow personally and develop critical leadership skills. In the structure of our Upper School schedule, we allow students to choose to be engaged in many areas of interest ranging from intramural sports to fine arts-related clubs. 

    Most clubs and activities meet during our hour-long lunch period, during which no academic classes are scheduled.  To download a PDF of the clubs schedule for 2016-2017 clubs click here.  

    Students in the Upper School may also elect to take advantage of learning experiences in Europe and Asia. Through the D-E 360° International Program many D-E students study and complete service in countries in Western Europe, South and Central America, Africa, and elsewhere.

Club & Activities News Highlights

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  • Calliope Wins 5th Crown!

    The 2016 issue of D-E's student-directed literary/arts magazine, Calliope, has won a Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association! 
     
    This is only the fifth time in D-E School history when the journal has earned this distinction, with previous Crowns awarded in 1982, 1993, 2011, and 2014. 

    Steve Petkus, D-E Librarian and Calliope faculty advisor, commented, "This award is a big deal: it represents recognition on a national level, with only 56 scholastic and collegiate magazines honored with Crowns out of 1,100 entries.  I am so proud of the work of our students: the writers and artists who contributed their original pieces for the magazine, the staff who helped choose the content, and especially our four editors, who worked tirelessly last spring to shape Calliope 2016: Savannah DiGiovanni '16, Noa Levin '17, Nasrin Lin '16, and Maxine Musto '17." 

    The current Calliope 2017 editorial board will attend the awards presentation later this spring at Columbia University, during which they will learn if the Crown award is a Gold or a Silver. 

    Congratulations to our entire Calliope crew!
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Located in Englewood, New Jersey, Dwight-Englewood is a greater New York City area private school with a rigorous college prep curriculum for boys and girls in preschool through grade 12.