Grades: 5-12 | 465 students
The Dana Hall Upper School offers intellectual challenge and personal growth to a diverse community of girls from dozens of towns around New England and every corner of the U.S.and the world.
Step Sing - one of the many special traditions at Dana Hall. They're a little hard to explain, but traditions play an important role in life at Dana Hall School, serving not only as symbols of the past, but also staples in the present. These special activities also provide amazing opportunities for teamwork and organization.
When you walk the halls of Dana Hall, what you find are happy girls who care about their school and support one another.
Whether riding is the center of your life or a sport you've always wanted to pursue, at Dana Hall you can take the reins yourself.
All the world's a stage…especially for Dana Hall actresses. Students perform in class productions, area competitions, musicals, dramatic plays, and often in collaboration with local boys' schools. Both Upper and Middle School produce separate full-scale productions each year. Students take courses in Acting (from beginning to advanced levels) and Technical Theatre, where they explore fundamentals of scenery design and construction, lighting and sound. The greater Boston area offers many additional opportunities for special training and attending professional performances.
Dana Hall musicians know what it's like to own the stage. The School of Music is a source of tremendous creative energy and a renown cultural resource in the local community.
Located 12 miles west of Boston, Dana Hall School is a college preparatory boarding and day school for young women in grades 5 - 12.
Placing primary emphasis upon sound academic education and upon the preparation of each individual for college and for life, the school balances exposure to new ideas and the challenge of analytical and creative thinking with concentration on the development of self-esteem, leadership, and respect for others.
As a school for girls, Dana Hall provides female students with a particularly advantageous environment for both education and self-development.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
|Grades Offered||Grades 5-12|
|Total Students||465 students|
|Student Body Type||All-girls|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 25%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||64 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||13 students|
|Number of AP Courses||17 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Latin Catullus and Ovid, AP Latin Vergil, AP Mandarin, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History|
|Average SAT score||1885|
|Average ACT score||29|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 15 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$41,250|
|Tuition Notes||$54,980 (Boarding)|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$35,002|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Wendy Sibert Secor, P15 & 13|
|Admissions Associate||Nancy Mortarelli|
|Total Sports Offered||14 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,
Field Hockey, Golf,
Ice Hockey, Lacrosse,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||35 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Best Buddies, Big Sister / Little Sister, Blue Key, Bridge (gay/straight alliance), Chamber Singers, Chorus, Community Service Advisory Board, Dana Canvas, Dana Hall School of Music: Instrumental lessons, Dance, Dance Fitness: Hip-hop, tap, musical theatre, Disciplinary Committee, Environmental Club, Farm Club, Gospel Choir, International Student Association, K2K (Kid to Kid tutoring), Life Guarding Certification, Model U.N., PRINTS: People Recognizing Injustices in Need of Thoughtful Solutions, Peer Education, Proctors, Riding, Robotics Club, Rock Climbing, SHADES (multicultural group), Ski Club, Spiritual Life: AGAPE and Kesher, Strength and Conditioning, Student Activities Committee, Student Council, Student Publications: Mirage, Focus, and Hallmanac, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Yoga Best Buddies, Blue Key, Chorus, Dana Canvas, Dance, Farm Club, Gospel Choir, Model U.N., Peer Education, Proctors, Riding, Robotics Club, Rock Climbing, Ski Club, Swimming, Yoga, Big Sister / Little Sister,
Bridge (gay/straight alliance),
Community Service Advisory Board,
Dana Hall School of Music: Instrumental lessons,
Dance Fitness: Hip-hop, tap, musical theatre,
International Student Association,
K2K (Kid to Kid tutoring),
Life Guarding Certification,
PRINTS: People Recognizing Injustices in Need of Thoughtful Solutions,
SHADES (multicultural group),
Spiritual Life: AGAPE and Kesher,
Strength and Conditioning,
Student Activities Committee,
Student Publications: Mirage, Focus, and Hallmanac,
- Dana Hall School is committed to fostering excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics within a vibrant, caring community. With emphasis on integrity, leadership, diversity, and service as well as on respect for self and others, Dana Hall provides its students with a unique opportunity to prepare themselves for the challenges and choices they will face as women and citizens of the world.
Profile last updated: 06/29/2015
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