5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony Highlights 

Last week our 5th Graders officially “moved up” and became rising 6th Graders! Parents, families, faculty/staff, Lower School (LS) students, and...

8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony Highlights 

Our 8th Graders recently celebrated the bittersweet ending of their middle school years during the annual 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony, under the...

“D-E & ME” Lower School Art Exhibit in Swartley Gallery

Here’s to our last Swartley Gallery exhibit of the year! “D-E & ME” is presented by our Lower School (LS) students and represents striking...

D-E’s Cater to You Dining Team Honored in End-of-Year Assembly!

As per D-E tradition, the annual end-of-year assembly recently took place under the big tent on Leggett Field, for all Middle School (MS) and Upper...

Lower School Wacky Water Day Highlights 

Wacky Water Day was a hit in the Lower School earlier this week! Students enjoyed some waterplay activities in the sunshine followed by Kona Ice...

Middle School Success @ Bergen SciChallenge

This past weekend, three D-E Middle School (MS) student teams participated in the Bergen SciChallenge! Students conducted research in science fair...

Congratulations to the D-E Class of 2024

Yesterday, we had beautiful weather for the Class of 2024 Commencement! Smiles, grad caps, and a record number of cheering families and friends...

BRAVO! Private Music Lessons Recital Recap

Bravo to all our students who have been taking private music lessons this past year! Many of these students performed last week in the annual...

Senior Selectives Highlights: Wrapping Up Senior Year for Class of 2024

These past two weeks have been filled with fun for our seniors with Senior Selectives. Seniors have been choosing fun activities to partake in prior...

Thank You D-E Volunteers! Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event

The incredible efforts, enthusiasm, and energy of all our parent/guardian volunteers were recently recognized at the annual Volunteer Appreciation...

Recent News

Lower School Wacky Water Day Highlights 

Lower School Wacky Water Day Highlights 

Wacky Water Day was a hit in the Lower School earlier this week! Students enjoyed some waterplay activities in the sunshine followed by Kona Ice snow cones! CHEERS to the end of the school year and a great upcoming summer break just around the corner! 

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Middle School Success @ Bergen SciChallenge

Middle School Success @ Bergen SciChallenge

This past weekend, three D-E Middle School (MS) student teams participated in the Bergen SciChallenge! Students conducted research in science fair club or added on data and analysis to their 6th grade experimental design project, demonstrating critical thinking,...

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Congratulations to the D-E Class of 2024

Congratulations to the D-E Class of 2024

Yesterday, we had beautiful weather for the Class of 2024 Commencement! Smiles, grad caps, and a record number of cheering families and friends gathered under the big tent on Leggett Field to honor and celebrate our graduates. Dr. Ami Vaidya ’91, Board of Trustees...

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BRAVO! Private Music Lessons Recital Recap

BRAVO! Private Music Lessons Recital Recap

Bravo to all our students who have been taking private music lessons this past year! Many of these students performed last week in the annual Private Music Lessons Recital, which was the culmination of their year-long studies. The appreciative, enthusiastic audience...

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Click Here to check out the new W.A.G. (Week at a Glance)

Don’t miss out on the latest games, events, and programs happening on campus. Stay connected with D-E today for all the highlights this week and beyond!

In Print

Head of School Message

Head of School Message

Dear D-E Community,  You may be familiar with the ancient parable of the group of blind men and the elephant.  In this story, the earliest versions of which appear in Buddhist texts dating to around 500 BCE, a group of blind men who have never come across an...

School Life Highlights

School Life Highlights

It’s been a fantastic school year for clubs (in all divisions!) Students have gone beyond the classroom to not only compete in club sports and academic competitions but also bring incredible programming to the D-E community––there has been something for everyone! Let’s look back at some of the highlights of this past season.

D-E 360° Program Highlights

D-E 360° Program Highlights

D-E 360° offers engaging programs for students, including sports clinics with expert coaching across various sports, an educational trip to Peru for 8th graders, and a Summer Day Camp for Preschool through Grade 5 featuring arts, athletics, and STEM activities.

Athletics Winter 2023-’24 Season Highlights

Athletics Winter 2023-’24 Season Highlights

Our Middle and Upper School teams showed great D-Etermination, sportsmanship, and promise for the future as they competed both home and away. From exciting, close wins to some losses that served to bring our athletes closer together, highlights from most of our Winter...

Arts Highlights

Arts Highlights

Can you spell “spectacular”? From the Upper School’s Winter Musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” to the incredible showcases by our music ensembles and visual artists in all divisions, take a look back at this season so far…

Beyond Academics: Supporting a Holistic Learning Environment

Beyond Academics: Supporting a Holistic Learning Environment

In this issue, Michelle Carstens-Potts, Chair of the Health and Wellness Department; Dr. Danny Carragher, Chair of the Human Development Department; and Lisa Wittner, Director of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), discuss their roles and the programs they implement....

On Social

A Look Back at Reunion 2023

Arts Highlights

“D-E & ME” Lower School Art Exhibit in Swartley Gallery

Here’s to our last Swartley Gallery exhibit of the year! “D-E & ME” is presented by our Lower School (LS) students and represents striking artwork curated by LS Visual Arts & Design teacher, Ms. Christine Maloney. The exhibit includes beautiful self-portraits...

BRAVO! Private Music Lessons Recital Recap

Bravo to all our students who have been taking private music lessons this past year! Many of these students performed last week in the annual Private Music Lessons Recital, which was the culmination of their year-long studies. The appreciative, enthusiastic audience...

BRAVO! “SIXTH NIGHT” SENIOR SHOW

“Sixth Night” – an adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy “Twelfth Night” -  was presented earlier this week in the Leggett Hall Lab Theatre. The performance represented a welcome return to a great D-E tradition: the Senior Show! Directed by the extremely capable...

CONGRATULATIONS D-E CHORAL & DRUMMING ENSEMBLES!

The D-E campus was recently filled with the enthusiastic sounds of fantastic choral and drumming performances thanks to the annual All-Choral & African Drumming Concert! First, an enthusiastic audience of family and friends were treated to “On Broadway: Medleys...

“6th Night” Senior One Act Play Performing May 23!

Get ready for an ‘appended’ version of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, “Twelfth Night”! This year’s Senior One Act Play, aptly entitled “6th Night”, is performing Thursday, May 23, at 4 PM in the Leggett Hall Theatre Lab! Director Tessa Li ‘24 along with an all-student...

Athletics Highlights

A LOOK BACK: YEAR-END SPORTS BANQUET

D-E Athletics officially recognized all our Upper School athletes who have played in a sport during the Fall, Winter and Spring Seasons, at the recent Year-End Sports Banquet! Athletes and their families gathered in the Myrna B. Sherman Gymnasium and heard from Athletic Director JD Sand visiting featured alumna speaker Audrey Leak ‘20 who recently concluded her college athletic career playing for the Yale University Bulldogs.

CONGRATULATIONS DAVIDE ORLOV ‘24: 80 CAREER WINS!

Wow & Congratulations to Davide Orlov ‘24, Boys Varsity Tennis tri-captain and a 4-year starter, who recently won his 80th career match! Davide is one of only a few Bulldogs to have achieved this milestone! WAY TO GO DAVIDE! GO BULLDOGS!!!

Bulldog Bash 2024

Saturday, April 27, 2024

A Special Fundraiser Event to benefit Financial Aid, on D-E’s Leggett Field!

Featuring The Rubiks Cube Band!

Reunion Weekend 2024

For all alumni with major milestone celebrations for class years ending with 4 and 9

Save the Date:
Friday, October 18 through
Sunday, October 20 – 2023

Annual Fund

While we all can appreciate that a D-E education is a worthy investment, tuition alone covers only 88% of the true operating costs of our community.

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