Dana Hall School

Audacious since 1881, Dana Hall School has always been dedicated to providing the vigorous education that every girl deserves-one that`s academically ambitious, rich with opportunity, and fiercely empowering.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 465 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $58,190
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Dana Hall School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
465 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Dana Hall School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
64 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
16 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 Physics C (Mechanics), AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History
Average SAT score
1340
Average ACT score
30
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$71748 (Boarding)
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$41,517
Acceptance Rate
40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Angela N. Brown
Admissions Associate
Elizabeth Connelly
Endowment Size
$75.9 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
36 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Big Sister / Little Sister, Blue Key, Bridge (gay/straight alliance), Captain's Club, Community Service Advisory Board, Disciplinary Committee, FOCUS (Yearbook), FUSION (Christianity Club), Girl Up (Social Justice), Green Action Committee (Environmental Sustainability), International Student Association, Kesher (Jewish Affinity), Model U.N., Neurodiversity Affinity Group, Peer Education, Proctors, Salaam (Muslim Affinity Group), SHADEs (Multicultural Awareness), Star Club (Philanthropy), Student Activities Committee, Student Council, Student Publications: (Mirage, Focus and Hallmanac)

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Singers, Chorus, Dana Hall School of Music: Instrumental lessons, Dance, Dance Fitness: Hip-hop, Gospel Choir, musical theatre, tap

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Life Guarding Certification, Riding, Rock Climbing, Strength and Conditioning, Swimming, Yoga

School Notes

  • Dana Hall School is unlike any other learning environment a girl will ever experience. We`re a school where students tackle demanding coursework and high academic expectations with joy, enthusiasm, and genuine curiosity. A place where girls take the lead in every classroom, on every stage, and on every sports field. We cultivate an environment in which students feel free to discover, become, and express exactly who they are.
  • At Dana Hall, we believe that academic excellence is best realized in girls whose social and emotional needs are equally considered with their intellect. Here, girls have a rare opportunity to explore-fully and without reserve-every aspect of who they are. Their true interests, nascent talents, bold ambitions, and leadership qualities. What ignites their curiosity, moves their hearts, and gives them purpose. Since 1881, our students` undeniable success-at Dana Hall, in college, and in the world-has borne out the wisdom of our educational philosophy.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Margaret Wise Brown, 1928 - Author of children's books
    • Ginny Gilder, 1976 - Olympic Medalist, Philanthropist, Co-owner of the WNBA Seattle Storm
    • Latanya Arvette Sweeney, 1977 - Computer scientist, 2010 Dana Hall Distinguished Alumna Award recipient
    • Cynthia (Irving) Voigt, 1959 - Author of young adult books
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Dana Hall School cost?
Dana Hall School's tuition is approximately $58,190 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Dana Hall School?
The acceptance rate of Dana Hall School is 40%, which is lower than the national average of 71%. Dana Hall School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Massachusetts with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from Dana Hall School?
Dana Hall School famous alumni include: Margaret Wise Brown, 1928, Ginny Gilder, 1976, Latanya Arvette Sweeney, 1977 and Cynthia (Irving) Voigt, 1959.
What sports does Dana Hall School offer?
Dana Hall School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball. Dana Hall School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for most sports offered.
What is Dana Hall School's ranking?
Dana Hall School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Dana Hall School?
The application deadline for Dana Hall School is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Enrollment: 465 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $58,190
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Norfolk County, MA is $26,345 for elementary schools and $34,736 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Norfolk County, MA is 65% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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