Dana Hall School

Tel: (781)235-3010
Grades: 5 - 12 | 465 students
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Awareness. Exploration. Inquiry and Investigation. Connection. Analysis. Reflection. Application. These themes form the framework for the skills and content taught in the Dana Hall Middle School.
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Awareness. Exploration. Inquiry and Investigation. Connection. Analysis. Reflection. Application. These themes form the framework for the skills and content taught in the Dana Hall Middle School.
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.
Dana Hall knows what it takes to play like a champion.
Dancers at all levels find their groove at Dana Hall.
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.
Experimentation. Exploration. Creativity.  Dana Hall's visual artists are sensitive observers of themselves and the world around them.
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 Overview

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
Year Founded 1881

Student Body

Total Students 465 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 18%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Dana Hall School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
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 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $35,002
Acceptance Rate 47%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Wendy Sibert Secor, P15 & 13
Admissions Associate Nancy Mortarelli

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
EquestrianFencing,
Field HockeyGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashSwimming,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

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),
Chamber Singers,
Community Service Advisory Board,
Dana Hall School of Music: Instrumental lessons,
Dance Fitness: Hip-hop, tap, musical theatre,
Disciplinary Committee,
Environmental Club,
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 Council,
Student Publications: Mirage, Focus, and Hallmanac,
Ultimate Frisbee,

School Notes:

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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Rivers School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wellesley Montessori School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Wellesley Montessori School (0.3 miles away)
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    0.4 miles
    78 Benvenue Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781)235-2282
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    Grades: PK-8 | 193 students
    0.4 miles
    10 Atwood St
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781)235-1510
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    193
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    1.8 miles
    6 Auburn Street
    Natick, MA 01760
    (508)655-7333
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    1.8 miles
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    Framingham, MA 01705
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