A Message from the Director:
Welcome! Dana Hall is a busy, thriving place with a lot going on, and the College Counseling Office is no exception.
Our philosophy on the college
process at Dana Hall is quite simple: we believe there are no best colleges, only
colleges that are best for individual students. And while we encourage students to aim high, we encourage them to find schools that are good fits, whether or not
they are “name brand” schools.
There are three things to
know about college counseling at Dana Hall:
- It’s a comprehensive and thorough, soup-to-nuts, approach
to the process. The College Counseling Office belongs
to a group of 50 college offices from independent schools in the Boston
area. I don't know of any other school that offers such a comprehensive college counseling program for juniors and seniors.
- We advocate for each student with representatives
from the colleges to which she has applied. We are able to do this by building and
maintaining working relationships with these representatives.
We do our very best to minimize the anxiety and
pressure that many feel throughout the process. For many students,
this means meeting them where they are in the process and moving forward
together with them.
Just as a Dana Hall education is
about educating the whole girl, so our approach to the college process is
equally engaging and balanced. Some of
it can even be fun!
Director of College Counseling