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Premiering Saturday, May 22 - The Addams Family Young@Part

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A LOOK BACK: Working - Virtual Musical

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

A Look Back: Performing (Virtually!) Fall 2020!


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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.

Meet the Arts Department

List of 19 members.

  • Photo of Marisol Diaz

    Ms. Marisol Diaz 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Chair of the Fine Arts Department
    (201) 227-3250
    Maryland Institute - M.F.A.
    Antioch College - B.A.
  • Photo of John Littlefield

    Mr. John Littlefield 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Arts/Adjunct Faculty
    (201) 227-3255
  • Photo of Rachel Brusky

    Mrs. Rachel Brusky 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    6th Grade Art and the D-E Visual Arts Department
    201-569-9500 x4836
    New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey - Standard Teaching Certificate
    New York Academy of Art - M.F.A.
    Rhode Island School of Design - B.F.A.
  • Photo of Robert DeBellis

    Mr. Robert "Rob" DeBellis 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Jazz Rock and Stage Band Music Teacher
    (201) 569-9500 x4765
    University of Pennsylvania - B.A.
  • Photo of Carole DeVito

    Mrs. Carole DeVito 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    part time Chair of History Dept./Art History
    (201)569-9500 x4415
    Columbia University - M.A.
    Smith College - B.A.
  • Photo of Leon Di Leone

    Mr. Leon Di Leone 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    MIS Dir/Audio-Visual Coordinator/TheatreTech Dir
    (201) 227-3212
  • Photo of Paul Edwards

    Mr. Paul Edwards 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    P/T US Fine Arts Teacher
    201-569-9500 X4327
    Syracuse University
    School of Visual Arts NYC
  • Photo of Diego Garcia

    Mr. Diego Garcia 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Private Music Lesson Program
    (201) 569-9500 x4704
  • Photo of Mary Heveran

    Ms. Mary Heveran 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    LS Music Grades 1 - 5
    (201)569-9500 x4315
    Centenary College - B.A.
  • Photo of Cecil Jones

    Cecil Jones 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    LS Visual Arts Teacher
    201-569-9500 X4354
  • Photo of Kenneth Kacmar

    Mr. Kenneth Kacmar 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Choral Director
    (201) 569-9500 x4726
  • Photo of Robert Levin

    Mr. Robert Levin 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Music Part time
    (201) 569-9500 x4784
  • Photo of James Lloyd II

    Mr. James "Jake" Lloyd II 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Art Department- Music
    (201) 227-3256
  • Photo of John McCabe

    Mr. John McCabe 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Long Island University - B.A.
    School of Visual Arts
  • Photo of Carla Moriarty

    Ms. Carla Moriarty 

    (201) 569-9500 x4816
  • Photo of Robert Murphy

    Mr. Robert Murphy 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Upper School Theater Director
    (201) 569-9500 x4719
  • Photo of Annaliesa Place

    Ms. Annaliesa Place 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Private Music Lesson Program
    (201) 569-9500 x4727
  • Photo of Lydia Scrivanich

    Mrs. Lydia (Oliveros) Scrivanich 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Art Department -Fine Arts
    (201) 569-9500 x4394
  • Photo of Caitlyn Young

    Miss Caitlyn Young 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Art Department -Fine Arts
    (201) 569-9500 x4829
    Rhode Island School of Design - MAT

"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

Private Music Lessons Program Information for 2020-2021

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 2020-2021 Private Music Lessons Program Booklet (PDF). If you wish to view/download a 2020-2021 Private Music Lessons Contract (PDF) please click here.

Questions? Email Jake Lloyd at:
Mailing Address: 315 East Palisade Avenue Englewood, NJ 07631
gps: 81 Lincoln Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
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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.