Top 100 Private Schools in USA 57/100

Top 100 Private Schools in USA 57/100

Dwight-Englewood School

Address : 315 E Palisade Ave Englewood, NJ 07631
Telephone : (201) 569-9500
Website :
Yearly Tuition : $ 41,780
Head of School for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year.) Head of School : Dr. Rodney V. De Jarnett

Dwight-Englewood School (DE) is a coeducational, independent school of approximately 900 students, serving a seamless education experience for students in preschool through Grade 12. Comprised of three divisions – the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools – each with their own distinctive personality, DE 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.

Values ​​and Vision

At Dwight-Englewood, we all come to grow. We seek growth in respect, honesty, judgment, commitment, courage and community and expect each of us to work towards living these, our shared values. We believe that the opportunity to grow is a precious gift, one that brings out our best selves. Our community aspires to meet the ideals of our Mission Statement, and our alumni endeavor to meet the principles identified in our Profile of a Graduate and Profile of a Teacher.


We are the qualities, skills, and habits of mind and body that we strive to instill in our students. We believe to that in etiquette in our students. We believe strongly that they emanate directly from the mission statement and represent worthy behaviors towards which all members of our community can and asp aspire.

1. Inspired by a rich and challenging program, our graduates will explore ideas critically, communicates effectively, and lead active intellectual lives.
2. With the confidence fostered by their experiences here, our graduates will continue to cultivate their talents and pursue their passions.
3. Through understanding born of a diverse and caring community, our graduates will engage creatively and compassionately in the world.
4. Guided by the values ​​nurtured in their years at Dwight-Englewood School, our graduates will think clearly, decide wisely, and live honestly.

We are here because we care for our students as learners, and as people.
We look to the School’s mission for guidance in all aspects of our work.
We guide our students in developing the skills, understanding, and habits of mind to become independent learners and transfer their learning to new and unfamiliar situations.
We engage in the full life of our school, educating, supporting, and knowing our students beyond their academic experience.
We continue to grow as professionals, deepening our knowledge and improving our practice at a pace consistent with our changing world.


The worth and dignity of every person at all levels of work, study and play are paramount at Dwight-Englewood across any artificial lines of exclusion. We aspire to be people who make the following statements:
  • We are people of eclectic ethnic, national and religious backgrounds
  • We are people from varied family and economic structures
  • We are people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities
  • We have different abilities, learning styles, and types of intelligence
  • We are committed to embracing all of our diversity even as it evolves
Our commitment to the diversity of our student body requires a mirror image of that diversity in the composition of faculty, staff, administration, and trustees, and will likewise be reflected in our curriculum.