School Life


Jazz On!

D-E Families of all ages are cordially invited to the Upper School Stage Band’s "Jazz Brunch" on Sunday, November 20 at 12:00 PM in Hajjar Auditorium. ​It’ll no doubt be a spectacular time and performance, featuring Bossa nova style music and more! The performance will be accompanied with food and beverages. Cheers to our Bulldog jazz musicians! 

A Midsummer Night's Dream | The D-E Theatre Department's Fall 2022 Play

BRAVO and Congratulations to the cast and crew of the Fall Play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare, for a 'dreamy' and most memorable set of performances! 

In case you missed it, click below for the TheatreFare Program and learn about the Cast & Crew!
Click here for our "A MidSummer Night's Dream" eProgram! 

About "A MidSummer Night's Dream"

Summer is long over, but the D-E Theatre Department has other plans! This year’s Fall Play, featuring both Middle and Upper School students as well as some dramatically-inclined (and D-Edicated) faculty/staff) is Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

Set in Athens and Fairyland, this Shakespeare comedy consists of five intertwining plots of love, magic, and mischief! Performances are set for Friday, November 11 & Saturday, Nov. 12 in Hajjar Auditorium on the 2nd floor of the D-E Campus Center! Here’s to our budding D-E thespians and theatre lovers alike. 


New York: Then and Now, Swartley Gallery Series

We are thrilled to present "New York: Then and Now", a photography exhibit by faculty John McCabe and Chris Kelly. The exhibit is open from October 25, 2022 to November 21, 2022. 

Swartley Art Gallery Presents "Summer Rewind: A Community Exhibit" Open Now!

A picture is worth a thousand words, and we have plenty! Our first Swartley Art Gallery is "Summer Rewind: A Community Exhibit" which is a summer photo share initiative by staff members across campus, divisions, departments, and offices. It is a chance to check out submissions from our faculty and staff and connect with someone new in the D-E community! The exhibit is up for display in the Swartley Art Gallery from September 23, 2022 to October 20, 2022.

Save the Date! "Mamma Mia!" US Winter Musical

Save the Date! "Mamma Mia" US Winter Musical
Performances on: Friday, March 3, 7:30 PM, Saturday, March 4, 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Auditions: Monday, Nov. 21, & Week of Nov. 28.


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 2022-2023

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 2022-2023 Private Music Lessons Program Booklet (PDF). If you wish to view/download a 2022-2023 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.