School Life


Batala NYC at D-E!

The dynamic Brazilian drumming ensemble Batala NY paid a surprise visit to D-E's campus recently, to the delight of students, faculty, and staff of all ages. Catch video highlights from Batala NY's performances at D-E: click here!  

D-E Performing Arts Presents LIVE! "Ghost Light" - Upper School Fall Play

D-E Performing Arts is THRILLED to welcome back LIVE, in-person performances to our D-E community this Fall with the performances of "Ghost Light" on Friday, Nov. 12 - Saturday, Nov. 13!

IMPORTANT: Please note the below "Attendance under COVID Guidelines" details if you plan to see the show. Questions? Email Leon DiLeon at: 

Attendance under COVID Guidelines

• There is no admission charge. You must RESERVE your seat(s).
To reserve your seats, please email your request (performance date and time, and the number of seats needed) to Seating will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. In return, an email will be sent to confirm your request.
• No one 12 and under is allowed to attend the performance unless they are siblings of cast/crew members.
• All seats will be pre-assigned — seats attributed to a family or group name will be labeled as such. Ushers will assist you in locating your seats. Please do not sit in anyone else's seats.
• There will be no LATE SEATING. Upon arrival at the theatre, you will be required to check-in at the door to verify your seats and your vaccine status.
• Ticket holders must present a copy of their confirmation email.
• Ticket holders must present proof of vaccination OR a NEGATIVE rapid test from a clinic/doctor's office that has been taken within 48 hours of showtime (NO HOME TESTS will be accepted.)
• Siblings of cast/crew members who DO NOT attend Dwight-Englewood School must present proof of a NEGATIVE rapid test from a clinic/doctor's office that has been taken within 48 hours of showtime.
• Performers and audience members must wear their masks at all times.
• Masks must be worn at all times while inside the buildings at D-E.
• If a patron is not feeling well or is showing any signs of illness, we ask that they not attend. Temperature screeners will be located at each entrance to the theatre.

Please follow all the above guidelines to keep the D-E campus and families safe from the spread of COVID. Enjoy the show! 

To our "Ghost Light" Cast & Crew: Break a Leg! 
Enjoy D-E's conductor-less chamber ensemble StringJam LIVE in concert this Sunday, Nov. 7, 3 PM when they open the Englewood Carriage House Concert Series! This concert will also feature StringJam co-founder/co-director and Music Faculty Annaliesa Place (violin)!

For tickets, click here.

A Look Back: Erica Sellers '08 & Jeremy Silberberg Assembly

We welcomed Erica Sellers '08 and her partner, Jeremy Silberberg, to speak on "Creative Freedom: Being a Designer is Awesome" to our Middle and Upper School students. Based in Brooklyn, they run Studio SII, their design firm based in Brooklyn, NY. Erica and Jeremy spoke on their journeys as product, interior, and furniture designers and competing in Ellen Degeneres' design show, "Ellen's Design Challenge". A selection of their artworks can be viewed in person at the Swartley Art Gallery until early-mid November. 

A LOOK BACK: "Working" (Virtual) Musical Performance Premiering April 16, 2021!

Enjoy the teaser video below!
Click here to Download/View our TheatreFare Virtual Program!

* Important Please Note: Some material in "WORKING" is not suitable for younger families (i.e., children in Grades 7 & younger).


A structured involvement in the arts unleashes the kind of creativity that can invigorate one’s entire learning experience. Studying the arts can also help a student grasp mathematical and visual concepts, develop critical literacy, and see patterns across academic disciplines.

At Dwight-Englewood, the arts play an important role from Preschool through the 12th grade.

All Lower School students learn how to listen to and create music. One activity that defines the Lower School experience is the Creating Original Opera program, in which all fifth-graders participate. Additionally, our studio-art program offers children the opportunity to explore many forms of visual art. Students work from both their own imagination and direct observation. By starting out early in life making art, our students ignite a lifelong love for the arts.

At the Middle School level, drama, music, and studio art challenge students to become confident and imaginative innovators. This growth continues in the Upper School, where a program such as Jazz Rock helps aspiring singers and musicians select the right composition to show-case their talents.

In the Upper School, students can choose from courses in studio art, sculpture, ceramics, and photography/video production; theater courses that explore acting technique, writing for the stage, production, and the technical arts; and music courses in orchestra and chamber ensembles, chorus, stage band, or handbell choir.

One of the most exciting things about Dwight-Englewood’s arts program is that so many of our instructors boast significant professional experience. Many are active on Broadway, play in musical ensembles, or pursue visual-arts careers. By sharing their real-world experience with students, our teachers serve to inspire and to prepare a new guard made up both of people who make art and those who deeply appreciate it.

Private Music Lessons Program Information for 2021-2022

D-E offers opportunities for students to be able to study with our professional faculty in a familiar and convenient environment. To learn more click here for D-E's 2021-2022 Private Music Lessons Program Booklet (PDF). If you wish to view/download a 2021-2022 Private Music Lessons Contract (PDF) please click here.

Questions? Email Jake Lloyd at:

Senior Spotlight 2021

"We're All In This Together" A D-E Stage Band Video Production

See above or click here, and enjoy the latest virtual performance video from D-E music ensembles! Stage Band performs "Nostagia in Times Square" and shares a message about togetherness with some special D-E friends.

D-E Virtual Concert Featuring StringJam!

Enjoy the first in a series of exciting virtual performances by D-E's musical ensembles. Here, our StringJam ensemble performs Vivaldi's Concerto L'estro Armoio Op. 3, No. 11. BRAVO!

A D-E Thank You Video Card to Front-Line Workers Featuring StageBand

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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.