School Life

Clubs & Activities

For students in all three divisions at D-E, opportunities abound in terms of extra-curricular activities and clubs. A description of clubs and activities by division is noted at right. Lists of Middle and Upper School clubs and activities are noted below.   
  • For additional information about D-E clubs and community service drives, and to initiate your own club, email D-E Director of Student Activities and Community Service Debbie Rivera Murphy at: murphd@jssurfboards.com.
We believe clubs play a significant role in the development of our students.  Clubs allow for students to explore their passions outside of academics and to gain leadership skills.
In Middle School, clubs provide opportunities for students to discover and pursue their particular abilities, talents and interests.  They also encourage students to find their voice, make choices and take leadership roles in areas of interest to them.  Finally, because our clubs are open to all grades within each division, students learn to work with the D-E community.
In Upper School, opportunities expand exponentially.  We view extra curricular involvement as opportunities for students to grow personally and develop critical leadership skills while pursuing areas of interest, or perhaps curiosity.  In the structure of our Upper School schedule, students are able to engage in various areas of interest ranging from music to community service to robotics.


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  • Arts

    • Drama Club
    • Dwight Mic
    • Dwight Mix
    • I.D.E.A.--Intensifying D-E Arts
    • Jazz Rock
    • MODE
    • Photography Club
    • Promotional Arts Society
  • Charity

    • ACLU
    • AIDS Awareness
    • Amnesty International
    • Animal Cruelty Awareness
    • CODES
    • Diabetes club
    • Dwight-Englewood Fights Against Cancer (DEFAC)
    • Educadores Latinoamericanos
    • Memory Keepers
    • Students in Support of DWB
    • Teens Connected Community
    • UNICEF
    • DE Soles
  • Identity

    • Buddhism Club
    • Chinese Culture Club
    • Gender and Sexuality Association (GSA)
    • Girls Club
    • JADE (Jewish Awareness at D-E)
    • Korean Culture Club
    • Russian Culture Club
  • Interest

    • Anthropology Club
    • ASL Club
    • Chess Club
    • Classics Club
    • D-E Crew
    • Dumbledore's Army
    • Film Club
    • My Mind Matters
    • Philosophy Club
  • Publications

    • Calliope
    • Parnassus
    • Spectrum
    • The Flea
    • Yearbook
  • School Life

    • Humans of DE
    • Marketing Club
    • Peer Tutoring
    • Tour Guides
  • Social and Political

    • Debate Team
    • DECA
    • Ethics Bowl Team
    • Mock Trial
    • Model Congress
    • Model United Nations
    • Stock Market Club
    • The First Amendment
    • Young Democrats
    • Young Republicans Club
  • STEM

    • Coding Club
    • Environmental Club
    • Fed Challenge
    • Math Team
    • Team 0207 (Robotics)
    • WISE

Parnassus 2019

Parnassus is the foreign language literary journal of the D-E Upper School. Parnassus 2019 cover design "Censored" by Serin Koh '21. To obtain a copy of Parnassus please Email Faculty Advisor Abby Kanter at: kantea@jssurfboards.com

Calliope 2019

Calliope is the literary journal of the D-E Upper School. The Calliope 2020 cover design is by Jimena Vivian '20. D-E Community members can view the entire Calliope publication online at jssurfboards.com/activities; MyD-E LogIn is required. Need LogIn help? Email help@jssurfboards.com

Open Roads 2019

Open Roads is the literary journal of the D-E Middle School. Open Roads 2019 cover design "Through the Canyons" by Anya Bhatia '24. To obtain a copy of Open Roads please Email Faculty Advisor Carrie Shaurette at: shaurc@jssurfboards.com.

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  • Lower School

    In the Lower School, students engage in intramural sports, beginning in third grade, as well as in a third-through-fifth grade chorus, strings, and band program. The Planeteers is a weekly environmental focus club led by Science teacher Beth Lemire.  LS children at all grade levels may also engage in enrichment classes through D-E Explorers, our after-school care program, which manages other after school activities including Chess, Chinese, and more.

  • Middle School

    In Middle School, cocurricular activities include Continental Math League, Cultural Diversity Club, Debate Club, Drawing Club, Environmental Action Club, Makers of Tomorrow (a community-service organization), Open Roads (Middle School literary magazine), The Dwightee (Middle School newspaper), Middle School Play/Musical, Science Club, Stage Crew, and Student Government. In the Upper School, the cocurricular opportunities expand exponentially (see below).

  • Upper School

    Within the Upper School, we are dedicated to providing an environment that promotes learning in diverse ways about a complex, dynamic world. We view cocurricular involvement as opportunities for students to grow personally and develop critical leadership skills. In the structure of our Upper School schedule, we allow students to choose to be engaged in many areas of interest ranging from intramural sports to fine arts-related clubs. 

    Most clubs and activities meet during our hour-long lunch period, during which no academic classes are scheduled.  To download a PDF of the clubs schedule for 2016-2017 clubs click .  

    Students in the Upper School may also elect to take advantage of learning experiences in Europe and Asia. Through the D-E 360° International Program many D-E students study and complete service in countries in Western Europe, South and Central America, Africa, and elsewhere.
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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.