Middle School

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.

Photo: Jonathan Davis, Middle School Principal, at Groundbreaking of the new Middle School building, currently under constuction.


List of 4 members.

  • Mr. Jonathan Davis 

  • Photo of Tasha Urbanowski

    Ms. Tasha Urbanowski 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Dean / Support Class Teacher
    (201) 227-3237
    Columbia University - M.A.
    Smith College - B.A.
  • Photo of Elizabeth Traub

    Ms. Elizabeth "Liz" Traub 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Dean / Support Class Teacher
    (201) 227-3236
    Harvard University - Ed.M.
    Ithaca College - B.S.
  • Photo of James Aitken

    Mr. James Aitken 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Athletics, History, Middle School, Student Support
    (201) 227-3235
    Colorado College - B.A.
    Simmons College - M.A.
    University of Northern Colorado - Ed. S. (Ed. Specialist)

Summer Reading 2019

Click here for required Summer Reading 2019 assignments. 

For the 2019 Community of Readers List, click on the appropriate grade(s) below:


Open Roads is the literary journal of the D-E Middle School. Open Roads 2019 cover design "Through the Canyons" by Anya Bhatia '24. To obtain a copy of Open Roads please Email Faculty Advisor Carrie Shaurette at:
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.