About D-E


Dwight-Englewood School is "...a community of learners [that] strives to foster in each student a passion for life-long learning. We seek excitement, honor integrity, and embrace diversity in order to develop the skills, values, and courage to meet the challenges of a changing world and make it better." D-E's Diversity Values Statement affirms the vibrant diversity and the presence of people of numerous social identity groups in our school, and the schoolwide work in equity and diversity moves us more deeply towards full inclusion for all. 


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.

For more information about D-E initiatives pertaining to diversity, please Email Dr. Gene Batiste, Assistant Head of School for Engagement, at: batisg@d-e.org 


An Open Letter from Dwight-Englewood School

June 2020

In this moment of crisis in our country, we all need to work together to protect and care for each other. We pledge to do that here at Dwight-Englewood School. This Letter (above) affirms our commitment as a School to lifelong learning and dialogue, and to stand up for the humanity of all people at all times.

If you are in alignment with the spirit of this Letter and wish to add your signature please click here

 Questions? Email Dr. Gene Batiste at: batisg@d-e.org 
Mailing Address: 315 East Palisade Avenue Englewood, NJ 07631
gps: 81 Lincoln Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
201-569-9500 Email: d-e@d-e.org
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.