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Meeting the Moment: Virtually Exploring Dwight-Englewood School

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In North Jersey, the bright minds of the future are encouraged in schools that create an engaging and challenging learning environment. The Dwight-Englewood School strives to foster a passion for life-long learning in each student. Ahead of the new semester, the school is hosting virtual events for students and parents to get acquainted with what to expect. Keep reading to learn more about the school and the lineup of events at Dwight-Englewood School.

As a community, the school encourages excellence and embraces diversity in the student body so that every individual has the skills, values, and courage to meet the challenges of a changing world. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Dwight-Englewood School’s physical campus is only open to faculty, staff, and students who are scheduled for on-campus learning. To that end, all Admissions Events will be held virtually.

Virtual Events for the Lower School, Grades PreK-5

Virtual Open Doors gives parents the opportunity to virtually visit campus. Attendees will hear about programs and the school community from Dr. Rodney V. De Jarnett, Head of School, and Helen Jerome, Director of Lower School Admissions. Preeti Fibiger, the Lower School Principal will host a question and answer session. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Lower School Open Doors events. 

Virtual Open Doors for the Lower School will be available on the following Wednesdays: October 6th, October 13th, November 3rd, and November 13th.

Dwight-Englewood School enrolls talented and motivated students from more than 80 towns in Bergen, Hudson, Rockland counties, and New York City. Regional Meet & Greets let families learn what it means to be part of the D-E community. Prospective families will have the chance to hear from faculty, parents, and students about the school experience. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for local meet and greets for the Lower School.

Hoboken and Jersey City: Tuesday, October 12th

Ridgewood and Franklin Lakes: Thursday, October 14th

New York City: Monday, October 18th.

Applicants and their families have the opportunity to hear Pat Boig, Assistant Head of School for Advancement, answer questions and speak about Dwight-Englewood School’s Financial Aid policies and processes at the Virtual Financial Aid Q&A. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Financial Aid Q&A for the Lower School on Monday, November 8th.

Virtual Events for the Middle School, Grades 6-8

At the Virtual Open House: Why Middle School Matters event, participants will hear from the Head of School, Dr. Rodney V. De Jarnett, Middle School Principal, Jonathan Davis, and Nasser Samedy, Director of Middle School Admissions, as they highlight the significance of the Middle School years and its lasting effect as a catapult to young adolescent success. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the virtual open house for the Middle School on Tuesday, October 5th, or Thursday, November 4th.

Dwight-Englewood leadership believes that to best understand the culture of a school, you must first meet the most important community members. The Meet Your Teachers & Classmates event does just that. This virtual event offers an opportunity to “meet” and hear from a few of the Middle School teachers who will provide an overview of their teaching approaches. The conversation with the teachers will be followed by a session with the students who will share personal stories, experiences, and take questions. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Meet Your Future Teacher & Classmates event held on Wednesday, October 13th.

In the Virtual Campus Tours, inquiring families can virtually visit campus and learn about the programs and community before deciding to apply. All applicants will have the opportunity to visit campus in-person once applications have been received. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the virtual campus tours held on Thursday, September 30th, and Thursday, October 28th.

Prospective families will have the chance to hear from local faculty, parents, and students about their experience in the Virtual Local Meet & Greet event. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the virtual local meet and greet at the Middle School.

Hoboken and Jersey City: Tuesday, October 12th

Ridgewood and Franklin Lakes: Thursday, October 14th

New York City: Monday, October 18th

To learn more about the ins and outs of the financial aid options at Dwight-Englewood, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Financial Aid Q&A for Middle School students on Monday, November 8th.

Virtual Events for the Upper School, Grades 9-12

At the Virtual Open House: Philosophy and Process, held on two separate occasions, students and families will learn about the wide range of academics and activities Dwight-Englewood offers while delving into the overall school philosophy. Families will hear first from Dr. Rodney V. De Jarnett, the Head of School, and then hear from Joe Algrant, the Upper School Principal. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Virtual Open House for the Upper School held on Wednesday, September 29th, and Tuesday, November 3rd.

The Admissions Office invites all Upper School students and families to attend one or all of the following Virtual Deep Dive events focusing on the school’s various aspects. Students and faculty will delve into the topic of the evening, sharing their experiences and answering any questions. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Upper School Virtual Deep Dive held on the following dates:

Math and Sciences: Tuesday, October 19th

Humanities: Wednesday, October 20th

Performing Arts: Monday, October 25th

Athletics: Wednesday, October 27th

Clubs and Activities: Thursday, October 28th

Virtual Campus Tours

Prospective Upper School students can get to know the campus through the guided Virtual Campus Tours while also learning more about the programs and community before applying. All applicants will have the opportunity to visit campus for a student-led in-person tour once the application has been submitted. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Upper School Virtual Campus Tour held on Thursday, September 23rd, and Thursday, October 21st. 

Students and families can get to know other Dwight-Englewood School students in their region at the Virtual Local Meet and Greet. Prospective families will have the chance to hear from local faculty, parents, and students about the school. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Upper School Virtual Local Meet and Greet held on the following dates:

Hoboken and Jersey City: Tuesday, October 12th

Ridgewood and Franklin Lakes: Thursday, October 14th

New York City: Monday, October 18th

To learn more about the financial aid options at Dwight-Englewood, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Upper School Financial Aid Q&A held on Monday, November 8th.

Dwight Englewood

Dwight-Englewood campus is located at 315 East Palisade Avenue in Englewood. You can call 201.227.3102 or email admissions@d-e.org with questions regarding admissions or the virtual admissions events.


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Originally from North Carolina, Ainsley became a proud Hoboken Girl years ago. As a freelance journalist she has written about everything under the sun for the past six years. She works from her home office in uptown Hoboken or sometimes from Choc-o-Pain, because nothing says “freelancer” like working from a café with a fresh croissant nearby. As the mother of one very fast toddler, she has a passion for self-care, parenting hacks, and discovering all the fun things the Mile Square has to offer.


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