Registration Now Open for Dwight-Englewood School Virtual Events

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Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, NJ is a coeducational, independent school that serves a seamless education experience for students in preschool through Grade 12. Located just minutes from the George Washington Bridge at 315 E Palisade Avenue {about 30 minutes away}, they conveniently offer transportation options for students coming from Hoboken.

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Registration for Virtual Admissions Events

Due to the constraints of Covid-19, Dwight-Englewood School is currently hosting its fall admissions events virtually. Choose from a vast menu of live events including:

  • Evenings with our Head of School
  • Deep Dives into the Upper School Curriculum, Middle and Lower School Open Doors
  • Local Meet & Greets featuring faculty and families from the area. (There is one specifically for Hoboken)  

Visit d-e.org/admissions to register and read on to learn more about Dwight-Englewood.

About Dwight Englewood School

Dwight-Englewood School is an independent college-preparatory day school that serves students from ages preschool {age three} to grade 12 in three functionally separate schools. There are approximately 900 students enrolled in the school. Dwight Englewood School is widely known for its diversity and has students from 117 zip-codes. The school sits on a spectacular 45+ acre campus in Bergen County, just minutes from the George Washington Bridge, and provides direct bus service for students from the Hoboken area. 

Comprised of three divisions, the lower, middle, and upper schools each with their own distinctive personality, Dwight-Englewood School is the most ethnically diverse school in Bergen County with students who represent over 80 communities in New Jersey and New York. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

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The Curriculum 

Dwight-Englewood maintains a rigorous and innovative college preparatory program rooted in the classic liberal arts while preparing students with 21st-century skills they will need for a successful future. With over 1,000 students from the surrounding areas, the school offers a diverse and stimulating educational experience with small classes and individualized attention.

Hands-on learning is at the heart of the Dwight-Englewood educational experience. In the lower School, they help students make connections among disciplines that spark creative thinking. In the transitional middle School years, they focus on critical thinking, problem-solving, and study skills, with emphasis on reading, writing, and formal oral presentation. The upper school challenges students to advance these skills within a classical college-preparatory program.

Families of the Dwight Englewood community enjoy the ease and familiarity of the same school throughout their child’s education. The school prides itself on offering individualized attention {faculty/student ratio is 1:9} where class sizes do not exceed 18 students and give students a long list of clubs and activities to choose from in the middle and upper schools.

Their mission statement reads, “As a community of learners, Dwight-Englewood School strives to foster in each student a passion for life-long learning. We seek excellence, honor integrity, and embrace diversity in order to develop the skills, values, and courage to meet the challenges of a changing world and make it better.”

School Life

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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, the studio-art program offers children the opportunity to explore many forms of visual art. Students work from both their own imagination and direct observation. 

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.

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The Application Process

The online application for 2021-2022 admissions is now available on the online portal Ravenna by clicking here. The Ravenna portal lays out all the requirements necessary to complete your application. 

All interviews and tours for the 2021-2022 Admissions Season will be held virtually across all divisions. Additionally, Dwight- Englewood is offering a robust selection of fall admissions events highlighting different aspects of the school and community. You can register today for these events through the Ravenna portal.


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Victoria is a fourth-generation Hoboken native, BNR in the Mile Square and part-time in Jersey City. Through playing softball for fourteen years, playing the trumpet for the Hoboken High School Redwings Band, and graduating from New Jersey City University, these two cities have a special place in her heart. When she isn’t Style Assisting or volunteering at Symposia Bookstore, Hoboken Fire Museum/Hoboken Historical Museum, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.