|From the Head of School|
When Dana Hall first opened its doors in 1881, the Schoolâ€™s leaders set out to create a place that challenged young women to meet rigorous academic standards, emphasized exploration of athletics, the arts, and service, and provided its students with the resources and skills they would need to be successful global citizens. As we celebrate our 130th year, I am happy to report that those early goals are still being met each and every day on the Dana Hall campus.
We are a thriving community of creative, capable and courageous students, who learn and grow alongside talented and dedicated faculty and staff. When I walk through our hallways, I am amazed by the extraordinary work taking place in our facilities: intricate models of subatomic particles, spirited debate on the conflict in the Middle East, beautiful oil paintings on canvas, and personal-best times in our pool. Our students, so confident in our all-girlsâ€™ setting, are exploring their passions, taking risks, and becoming leaders. Their energy extends beyond the classrooms and playing fields, as they discover our larger community, learn to work and live with peers from diverse backgrounds, and begin to find their voices and define the kind of women they want to be.
I am honored to carry on the tradition of excellence established by the Schoolâ€™s founders. Dana is truly a remarkable school. Please visit our scenic campus, meet our students and faculty, and witness the excitement and joy of girls learning, growing, and thriving.
Caroline Erisman, Head of School