Middle School


It’s a hard-knock life for Annie and her band of orphan friends, living in a dingy New York orphanage in the 1930s.  Under the cruel care of Miss Hannigan, Annie dreams of the life she could have, trusting that one day her parents will return for her. Her luck changes when billionaire Oliver Warbucks invites Annie to join him and his staff for the holidays, and Annie gets to experience a new sort of family. This new happiness is threatened by Miss Hannigan, Rooster, and Lily, who attempt to profit from Annie’s wealthy benefactor by any means necessary. Annie Jr. reminds us there can be loneliness in wealth just as there can be hope in suffering, but we can all find joy in family — the family we’re born into and the family we create along the way.  

Inspired by the 1924 comic strip Little Orphan Annie, this classic musical has had a robust forty-five year history, including four movie adaptations featuring stars like Carol Burnett, Jamie Fox, and Kathy Bates. The Middle School invites you — for the first time in three years — to join us for a joyful, energetic night of LIVE theater!

To purchase your seats, please mail your payment and ticket order form to:

Attn. Schenck Box Office
Dwight-Englewood School
315 East Palisade Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631

Please make checks payable to
Dwight-Englewood School.

If you cannot print out the order form, you may write out the necessary information (Name/Address information including a phone number, email address, date(s) of performance, number of seats per date, Seat Location Preference per date, and any donation information).

Welcome! From Jonathan Davis, MS Principal

Welcome to the Middle School at Dwight-Englewood. Our program is designed around the needs and experiences of Middle School students, and you can feel the enthusiasm and excitement within our walls. Our students and faculty love to come here, and we would love for your family to visit to experience it firsthand. Every day our students explore not only our diverse offerings in academics, arts, and athletics, but also the areas of personal ethics and problem solving skills. Middle School students at Dwight-Englewood experience the thrill of intellectual pursuits, the delight of finding new interests, the joy in social friendships, the pleasure of challenging oneself, and the excitement of developing leadership skills. They excel in the classroom, on the stage, on the playing fields, in the music halls, in making ethical decisions, and in solving meaningful problems in creative ways.
The Middle School years are truly an age of opportunity for intellectual and personal growth in students. Our students are challenged, nurtured, mentored, celebrated, and encouraged in a vast array of ways by the fabulous cadre of teachers. As our students grow emotionally, physically and intellectually, we are there to guide them along the way, gently pushing them and supporting them, and picking them up when they falter.
The core curriculum, along with enrichment programs, supports the Dwight-Englewood school mission. Our Discovery Classes, our HomeBase system, and our Activity Period are just a few of the exploratory and innovative programs that capitalize on students’ interests and extend their learning. Our Service Learning Community Connections and our Leadership Program provide experiences for our students to become ethical citizens of the world.
I invite you to explore the excitement found within our Middle School and encourage you to make an appointment with the Admissions Office.

Open Roads

Open Roads is the literary journal of the D-E Middle School. D-E Community members can view the entire Open Roads publication online at; MyD-E LogIn is required. Need LogIn help? Email
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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.