Lower School
Spaces and Places: "The Specials"



It is often said that play is the work of the young child and in kindergarten opportunities abound for students to explore and learn through play.  They are also introduced to the structures and routines that bridge the early childhood and elementary programs.

Kindergarten is a magical time.  We work hard to protect the kindergartners’ special place in early childhood while introducing the skills, routines and structures that will shape their experience as they move through the Lower School.

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  • Art

    Instructor: Elisa Garcia
    Kindergarten students visit Swartley Art Center once a week for a 45 minute art class
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  • Health and Wellness

    Instructor: Kim Franco
    The goal of the Health and Wellness program at Dwight-Englewood School is to educate students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make healthy lifestyle choices. In kindergarten, the primary focus is on understanding the basic terms and concepts for each lesson.
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  • Music

    Instructor: Lisa Dove
    In Kindergarten, children begin to really enjoy the social aspects of music class.  They sing together with gusto, and learn new songs quickly. Children enjoy discovering rhymes, and delight in nonsense songs and movement songs.
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  • Science

    Instructor: Beth Lemire

    Kindergarten science classes continue the study of the outdoor world and the study of insects. Fall is the perfect opportunity to discover monarch caterpillars in our garden.  The children help create indoor habitats for the caterpillars in order to observe the life cycle in full view of their wondering eyes. Watching a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis is a beautiful and memorable moment.  
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  • Spanish

    Instructor: Sandra Harrison
    In grades Preschool 3 through Grade 2, students are introduced to Spanish through our FLEX (Foreign Language Exploratory) program and meet with Señora Harrison twice a week for 30 minutes of instruction. The purpose of a FLEX language program is to introduce students to the foreign language and culture. The classes are taught primarily in English with some basic communication in the target language. Proficiency in not the goal of a FLEX program. Exposure, excitement and enrichment are the intentions of a FLEX program.

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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.