About D-E

Diversity

Dwight-Englewood School Diversity Values Statement

The worth and dignity of every person at all levels of work, study and play are paramount at Dwight-Englewood across any artificial lines of exclusion. We aspire to be people who make the following statements:
  • We are people of eclectic ethnic, national and religious backgrounds
  • We are people from varied family and economic structures
  • We are people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities
  • We have different abilities, learning styles, and types of intelligence
  • We are committed to embracing all of our diversity even as it evolves
Our commitment to the diversity of our student body requires a mirror image of that diversity in the composition of faculty, staff, administration, and trustees, and will likewise be reflected in our curriculum.
D-E prides itself on following through its mission to "embrace diversity" by being a welcoming, inclusive and equitable institution for students and adults across race-ethnicity-culture, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, and sexual orientation. Reflective of the rich diversity of our school community, our equity-diversity initiatives educate, expose, and enlighten us, encouraging us into dialogue across our differences and commonalities. 

Student, educator and parental involvement and collaboration are critical in our special multicultural, multi-identity community. Our Upper School and Middle School students have opportunities to be active in conversations, numerous clubs and groups focused on diversity dialogue. We offer our students diversity leadership training at school and at local, regional and national conferences and workshops. Several Parent Affinity Groups are active at school, offering events and celebrations of cultural communities. In the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools our students' awareness and appreciation for diversity is encouraged through the academic curriculum, and through division-wide assemblies and programs recognizing a range of cultures and identities, along with opportunities to reflect on community-diversity matters. 

The ultimate goal of our diversity initiatives is to support the mission of the school and to foster learning and engagement in matters of equity inclusion for all members of the D-E community.
 

Diversity News and Highlights

    • Hosted by Parents

      Hosted by Parents' Association, Black and Latino alumni and students gathered to celebrate Black and Latino graduates.

    • Upper School had the first inaugural Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Assembly hosted by Asian Affinity Group.

      Upper School had the first inaugural Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Assembly hosted by Asian Affinity Group.

    • In the honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Upper School had its MLK Assembly encouraging D-E community to continue on building MLK’s dream.

      In the honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Upper School had its MLK Assembly encouraging D-E community to continue on building MLK’s dream.

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.