The Upper 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. 


The curriculum supports the School’s mission by placing emphasis on 21st-century skills that will best prepare students to be global citizens. Through direct instruction and via activities both in and out of the classroom, faculty members emphasize analysis/problem solving, collaborative work, creativity and innovation, leadership, public speaking, reading critically, research, study skills, technology and writing.  

Beyond rigorous core requirements, students can choose from a remarkably wide range of electives, from astronomy to Middle Eastern studies to Mandarin Chinese, from art history to architecture to advanced acting. Advanced Placement and Honors level courses are available in the Math, Science, English, World Languages, Social Studies, Computer Science and Visual Arts departments. With small classes and intense focus on vital skills, students leave Dana Hall well-prepared for the demands of college life.


Tue Jan 17

MS/US will follow a Monday Schedule

International Week

Thru: Sunday, January 22, 2017

Curriculum Assembly

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM9th Grade-Waldo Assembly Hall, 10th Grade-Lecture Hall, 11th Grade-Fencing Studio
Wed Jan 18

Middle Eastern Studies Field Trip

10:30 AM - 1:45 PMBoston Islamic Center
Thu Jan 19

Lit Comp II and Advanced Acting Field Trip to see A Dolls House

8:30 AM - 12:30 PMHuntington Theater

US Morning Meeting (ISA)

8:50 AM - 9:20 AMWaldo Assembly Hall
Sat Jan 21

SAT Exam

7:30 AM - 12:00 PMLecture Hall/Science ClassrooMS

9/10th Grade Semi-formal

7:00 PM - 10:00 PMShipley Center Fencing Studio
Sun Jan 22

SAT Test Prep Classes

1:00 PM - 4:00 PMUS Classroom Building Rooms 116

International Food Festival

5:45 PM - 7:00 PMDining Hall

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