From Kimberly Lalli, Interim US Principal

01/27/23 Grades Available Now, 2023-24 Placement Interest Forms, & More

January 27, 2023 Good Afternoon, I hope that this note finds you doing well and enjoying this mild January weather. I’m writing today with a few important items about transitioning from first to second semester and beginning to think about the 2023-2024 academic year....

January 2023 US Exams & Other Information

January 6, 2023   Dear Upper School (US) Families:   I hope that this note finds you doing well and having enjoyed a change of pace over the December holidays. The children certainly seem recharged after the break and I know that many of our faculty enjoyed the break...

12/09/22 January Exam Schedule: Jan. 17-20

Greetings Upper School Families,  I hope that you found Parent Teacher Conferences meaningful and worthwhile. It’s certainly a special opportunity we all have to connect so directly about your student’s work. I’m writing today with some information about the January...

11/08/22 Message from Interim US Principal Kim Lalli

Dear US Families, November has arrived and with it a sense that we are truly in the school year. With wonderful traditions like Spirit Week behind us (and a fantastic Homecoming dance!) and important ones like interim Comments just ahead of us, we can all say with...

10/14 Homecoming Information

October 14, 2022 Dear D-E Upper School Families, We are excited to announce that we will be holding an off-campus Homecoming Dance this year! The goal of the event is to help students within the division bond and build community while also having a lot of fun! The...

10/12/22 On Homecoming Ticket Sales, Kim Lalli, Interim US Principal

October 12, 2022 Dear US Families, I know that many of you have heard about the D-E Homecoming Dance on November 3rd and issues with ticket sales. We have seen unprecedented interest in the event and tickets actually "sold out". Our goal is to have a fun and inclusive...

10/07/22 A Message from Kim Lalli, Interim US Principal

October 7, 2022 Greetings Upper School Families,  Well it seems that fall has truly set in around campus. The cooler mornings and schedule certainly attest to that. I hope that everyone enjoyed their time on campus for Back-to-School-Night. It was genuinely wonderful...

US Families: Year-at-a-Glance 2022 – 2023

OCTOBER 3rd - Financial Aid Workshop presented by the CCO (12th grade families only) 5th - Yom Kippur, no classes* 6th - Middle School Back-to-school-Night 6th & 7th - 9th grade overnight retreat at Camp Mason 7th - 10th grade field trip to The Statue of Liberty...

From Kim Lalli, Interim US Principal, Back-to-School Night

September 21, 2022 Dear Upper School Families, It is my pleasure to invite you to Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.This event offers you the opportunity to meet your student’s teachers and advisor, and hear about theyear’s curriculum in...

US Families: Year-at-a-Glance 2022 - 2023

Current as of 01/27/23. Check the US_Public Calendar below for the most current information.

Emily Sclafani (Class '26)

Emily Sclafani

Class '26 Dean

11/08/22 From Emily Sclafani, On Being Online

Dear Ninth Grade Families, Last week in Advisory the 9th graders completed an anonymous “Online Experiences” survey that asks, among other things, “what worries you most about participating in today’s digital world?” I’ll be sharing some of those results with you at...

Save the Date – 9th Grade Parent Forum

Dear 9th Grade Parents and Caregivers,   I am writing to formally invite you to our first Parent Forum for the Class of 2026, which will take place on Thursday, November 10th from 8:30am-10am in Hajjar Auditorium. These events are designed to give you all a...

Updates | 9th Grade Trip to Camp Mason

Dear 9th Grade Families and Caregivers,   Attached you will find a packing list for our overnight trip to Camp Mason on October 6th-7th. Our plan is to depart from campus by 8:30am on Thursday morning, and to return in time for the regular 3:30pm dismissal on Friday...

Fwd: 9th Grade Math Night (Zoom)

Dear 9th Grade Families and Caregivers, The Math Department is looking forward to hosting an informational session tomorrow evening to introduce you to our 9th and 10th grade integrated  math curriculum. The purpose is to explain our problem-based approach,...

From Emily Sclafani, Dean for the Class of 2026

For the 9th graders, this past week has been all about wayfinding. As the newest members of our Upper School community, they are working constantly to orient themselves in an unfamiliar physical and social environment. And this isn’t just about finding the quickest...

Brian Merry (Class '25)

Brian Merry

Class '25 Dean

NEW! Grade 10 Washington, D.C. Optional Trip: March 11-12, 2023

Dear Grade 10 (Class of 2025) Parents/Guardians, In response to enthusiastic student interest in an overnight trip, we will be offering an optional 10th grade excursion to Washington, DC!  We will be departing from D-E Saturday, March 11 at 6:00 am, staying in...

11/08/22 From Brian Merry, On School Culture & Looking Ahead

Hello 10th Grade Families!  I'd like to start off by thanking those of you who attended our Parents Forum Tuesday night, both in-person and virtually.  It was wonderful to meet you, and I truly enjoyed our conversation about the adolescent brain and your children's...

11/03/22 Class of 2025 College Counseling / Advisory Matches

November 3, 2022 Dear Class of 2025 Parents/Guardians,   Today, we had the great pleasure of meeting with the Class of 2025 to announce the College Counseling Advisory matches. Your children now know which counselor they will be working with throughout their...

10th Grade Parent Forum Details, 11/01

Hi 10th Grade Families,   I hope you're all well and are enjoying the fall.  We're very much in full swing at D-E at this point and are nearing the end of Spirit Week.  Right now, we're only a few points behind the seniors, so victory is still within our grasp!...

From Brian Merry, Dean for the Class of 2025

  Hello 10th grade families!  It's been such a pleasure meeting the 10th graders these past few weeks, and there's been a really nice spirit on campus since they arrived.  While last week was a time of back-to-school anticipation and special introductions, the...

Jeremy Meserole  (Class '24)

Jeremy Meserole

Class '24 Dean

12/15 From CCO: An Update for Junior (Class of 2024) Families 

December 15, 2022    Dear Junior (Class of 2024) Parents/Guardians,    The College Counseling Team met last week to introduce the Class of 2024 to SCOIR, our online resource, which serves as a valuable tool to help you and your student navigate the college selection...

11/08/22 From Jeremy Meserole, Being Present & Looking Ahead

Dear 11th Grade Families, It was great seeing folks at the Parent Forum a few weeks ago - I’m very grateful that folks made the trip to campus to meet with me, Ms. Cunningham Feikens and Ms. Lalli, or that people made the time to listen in via Zoom.  As we discussed...

11th Grade Fall Forum – Zoom Link

Dear 11th Grade Families,  Hi everyone - looking forward to meeting with you tomorrow, 7:00pm, in Hajjar Auditorium for the 11th Grade Fall Forum.  If you are unable to attend, but would like to join the Forum via Zoom, please use my link listed below to do so. As a...

10/27 Junior Parent Forum Details

Hi everyone, I hope you are well!  I'm writing to invite you to the 11th grade Fall Parent Forum which will be held on Thursday evening, October 27, 7pm, here on campus in Hajjar Auditorium.  I will share my reflections on how the year has started for the 11th...

From Jeremy Meserole, Dean for the Class of 2024

Greetings! I hope all is well.  Just a quick update on all things related to the Great Class of 2024: to start, the 11th grade retreat went really well. The students seemed to have a good time and were positive about the trip, so I think it was a success overall. ...

Shai Zacaraev (Class '23)

Shai Zacaraev

Class '23 Dean

12/15 From CCO: An Update for Senior (Class of 2023) Families

December 15, 2022    Dear Class of 2023 (Senior) Parents/Guardians,    As we head into Winter Break, I am writing to provide you with some context and perspective on where your child is in the college process.   Please know that we have doubled our availability during...

12/01/22 Yearbook Notice! Order Your Senior Recognition Ads Now

December 1, 2022 Dear Class of 2023 (Senior) Families, Believe it or not, it's that time of year...  ...time to order your Senior Recognition Ad(s) for Carpe Diem, our 2023 D-E Yearbook:   Go online to Jostens.com or click here Deadline to submit ads is January 27,...

11/08/22 From Shai Zacaraev, Introducing New Gradewide Discussions

Dear Senior Families, What an exciting time to be a senior at D-E! We have just crossed the first official college deadline, and I am hopeful that even with more applications to possibly be submitted most of the heavy labor of content creation has been completed. This...

10/26 Senior Parent Forum Details

Hello Everyone, Please join us on Wednesday, October 26th at 7pm in the Hajjar Auditorium for our Fall Semester Parent Forum. This forum will be jam packed with information about senior year and I am looking forward to seeing you here! We will start with a quick...

From Shai Zacaraev, Dean for the Class of 2023

What an exciting start to the school year our almost graduates have had! We started school with a modified schedule that allowed all students to meet each of their teachers for the semester quickly and had multiple school related activities to get re-oriented to being...

Debbie Murphy

Student Activities & Community Service

From Debbie Murphy, Kicking off our Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Dear US Families, As a community, we come together to give thanks and support our Englewood neighbors with our annual, three-divisional Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Center for Food Action. In the Upper School, this effort is spearheaded by our CODES (Community...

Spirit Week 2022 & Homecoming Coming Soon!

SPIRIT WEEK 2022 & HOMECOMING COMING SOON!D-E Spirit Week 2022 starts on Monday, October 17th. It’s an all-school fun-filled week of community connection including games, competitions, and D-E pride. This year, our community focus for this week will be on the...

From Debbie Murphy, Director of Student Activities

This Wednesday's assembly is the Student Activities Fair! This event serves as an important opportunity for students to learn more about all of our offerings and get involved in campus life. The Student Activities Program oversees more than 70 student groups in the...

Save The Dates!

Featured Upper School Events

The following is not a comprehensive list, just a sampling of upcoming Upper School events.

Public Upper School Calendar

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