A Special Video Production from our D-E Student Publications!

In this Issue

Installation Highlights

Dwight-Englewood School celebrated a major community milestone on May 7,  2023, when Jeremy Gregersen was officially installed as our new Head of School.

Design-based Thinking in Action

The features here are the first in a new D-E Today editorial series on STEM, research and innovation initiatives, in both teaching and in learning.

School Life & Co-Curricular Highlights

There have been so many opportunities over the past few months for our students, faculty/staff, and families to enjoy learning experiences far beyond the confines of the classroom. 

Affinity Groups Raise Awareness of & Appreciation for Differences in Identity

At D-E, affinity groups are tightly knit spaces of community, growth, and identity. Always striving to engage with other students, spread culture and awareness, and celebrate diversity, they are an essential part of school life and co-curricular opportunities in particular. Below are some of D-E’s affinity groups and their accomplishments, memories, and hopes for this year and beyond! 

Upper School Spring Sports Recap

Content and photos contributed by Uma Rajan ’24

Middle School Diversity Day 2023

The D-E Middle School has been taking great strides to inspire diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) within the classrooms and community throughout this year and beyond. 

Arts Highlights

From the Theatre Arts:

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!” says the fairy Puck in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Despite Puck’s remarks, the mortals that graced D-E’s stage were spectacular! The plot thickened as the fairy Puck put a spell on two Athenian couples, causing chaos...

From the Visual Arts

To begin the year, the Visual Art and Design Department made a request to all faculty and staff: to submit photo highlights from their summer. The photo initiative culminated into the first Swartley Gallery exhibit of the year, the #AllStaff Summer Rewind: A Community...

From the Performing Arts

Excellence is what we strive for, and our musical ensembles demonstrate what that can look and sound like! On a Sunday in November, D-E’s Stage Band, led by faculty member Robert DeBellis, hosted their Jazz Brunch for friends and family. Highlights included Antônio...

Stage Band & Jazz Rock

D-E was honored to host legendary musician, Don Byron, to perform with Stage Band. A Guggenheim Fellow, two-time Grammy nominee, and Pulitzer Prize nominee, Don Byron has been changing the soundscape of jazz for decades. D-E’s Stage Band and Jazz Workshop’s...

Annie JR.

D-E’s Performing Arts presented Annie JR. for this year’s Middle School spring musical. It was a joy to hear the iconic tune, “It’s the Hard-Knock Life!” live from Schenck Auditorium. Directed by theater teacher, Stephanie Anderson, with musical direction by Lower...

AP Art Gallery Wall Exhibit

Within the Visual Arts & Design department, the opening of the AP Art Gallery Wall is a culmination of students’ breadth of work over the past school year. Led by Arts & Design chair, Marisol Diaz, students prepare over fifteen works to submit to the College...

5th Grade Opera 2022

5th Grade Opera This year’s 5th Grade Opera was one for the books— a set of three operettas, marked Mary Heveran’s last production in her career as Lower School Music Teacher. Since 1980, Mary has guided generations of classes of students to make joyful noise and...

Scholastic Award Writing Winners

Lower School Science teachers, Julie Pugkhem and Yi Li, are If the Scholastic Art Awards is one side of a coin, the Scholastic Writing Awards represents the flipside. Since 1923, the Scholastic Writing Awards has offered the opportunity for young writers, poets, and...

Pippin The Upper School Winter Musical

This past winter, D-E’s Performing Arts produced the critically acclaimed musical, Pippin. Created by Stephen Schwartz and directed by D-E’s Robert Murphy, the cast and crew worked tirelessly to bring a fabulous show. Although based on two historical characters from...

Athletics Highlights

Varsity Boys Lacrosse

Despite carrying a low number of players this season, Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse continued to impress with an 8-5 record (including 6-2 in league play). Sophomores Achille Pompidou ’25 and Gabriel Feldman ’25 led the team in goals (30) and assists (29) respectively....

Varsity Baseball

The Bulldogs ended the season with a championship title thanks to their 9-1 league record. Junior Rhys Bowie ’23 led the team in pitching with 62 strikeouts and in batting with 32 and 33 runs. Fellow junior Everett Garber ’24 also contributed on the batting end,...

Athletics Highlights

Fall 2022 Sports Teams Overview Bulldogs fans had plenty to cheer about this Fall 2022 sports season. Starting their scrimmages, games and meets in the sweltering heat of early September and finishing in the chillier temperatures of late November, our student athletes...

Spring Athletes Shout-Outs: All-Conference, League & County Honorees

 “Cheers” to the following Spring 2022 individual student athletes recognized for All-Conference, All-League, and/or All-County honors. Go Bulldogs! Baseball Rhys Bowie ’24 - NJIC All-League 1st Team (Outfielder) and 3rd Team All-County Daniel Russell ’24 - NJIC...

David Mager ’22 made D-E School basketball history… 

...and joined an elite group of D-E athletes when he scored his 1000th point during the Bulldogs’ 88-75 win over Glen Rock “away” in January!  David was later honored by the School and presented with an official “100th Point Club” ball in a Bulldogs’ home game at...

Highlights from the winter 2021-2022 season included the following: 

Boys & Girls’ Varsity Basketball players David Mager ’22, Vaughn Foster ’22, Karina Pink ’22, and Montana Nicks ’23 were recognized as ‘Players to Watch’ in the NJIC for 2021-22! David Mager ’22 scored his 1000th point (see Sidebar)!  The Middle School Girls’...

Philanthropy helps make D-E a great school.

The Annual Fund is the foundation of our school’s culture of giving and donors like you make the critical difference.

Bulldog Bash 2023

THANK YOU! Bulldog Bash 2023 Surpasses Goal!

Reunion 2023

Save the Date:
Friday, October 13 through
Sunday, October 15 – 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.