Dana Hall School

Located 12 miles west of Boston, Dana Hall School is a college preparatory boarding (grades 9-12) and day (grades 5-12) school for young women.
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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 468 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $47,787
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
468 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Dana Hall School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
64 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
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
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$59186 (Boarding)
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Angela N. Brown
Admissions Associate
Nancy Mortarelli
Endowment Size
$55 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
36 extracurriculars
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, Disciplinary Committee, Environmental Club, Farm Club, Gospel Choir, International Student Association, K2K (Kid to Kid tutoring), Life Guarding Certification, Model U.N., musical theatre, Peer Education, PRINTS: People Recognizing Injustices in Need of Thoughtful Solutions, 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, tap, Ultimate Frisbee, Yoga

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.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 468 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $47,787
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Norfolk County, MA is $24,081 for elementary schools and $32,257 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Norfolk County, MA is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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