I sit here at my desk, composing what is to be my last Middle School Messages that I will be sending to you. I am honored to have served as the Middle School Principal here for the past eleven years. Being part of the Bulldog community has been the highlight of my working career. Every day brought me joy, laughter, and amazement at the astute insights and amazing talents of the young adolescents who have passed through our doors.  This year, like the others before it, has been one of tremendous growth for all of us here in the Middle School. Beginning in early September and continuing through the early days of June, youngsters and adults alike have enjoyed a full year.  Together we’ve learned so much and have shared experiences that will long remain with us in the years to come. Successes, challenges, risks, perseverance, time management, organization, problem-solving, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, new knowledge and skills; all these were called upon by each one of us at one time or another. The growth has been incredible. Thank you for sharing your children with us. And thank you for being part of such an incredible learning community. D-E is a very special school and will always hold a loving place in my heart.

Hug Your Child, and Go Bulldogs!




Summer Work for Students
At D-E, we believe in keeping children’s minds engaged in intellectual work. In years past, we have had required Summer Reading as a means of keeping reading skills sharp. Read more
Grade 6 Updates
From Ms. Urbanowski: What a tremendous year of growth it has been for the class of 2024. Beginning middle school is a significant event in our children’s lives. Read more
Grade 7 Updates
From Ms. Traub: The start of this this year was very exciting with 21 new students joining the D-E 7th grade. From Orientation week to our overnight on Shelter Island, the students made new friends and learned the stories of each other. Read more
Grade 8 Updates
From Mr. Aitkin: Our 8th graders are wrapping up an exciting year of growth, leadership, fun and of course learning! I think back to our SEEK trips in September and just how far this group has come. Read more
D-E 360º Summer Connections
Save the dates for Summer 2018! Monday, June 25 – Friday, August 3. An exceptional day camp for students Pre-School – Grade 12. Click here for more information!