Dana Hall School uses Ravenna to collect
inquiries and manage our application process. After completing the Online Inquiry Form, you will
be added to the Admission Office mailing list and we will be in touch with more
information about Dana Hall, upcoming Admission events, and application process
When you are ready to apply
through Ravenna, please note that the system will recognize the email you
provide under the Personal Information section of the inquiry form. This should
be a parent
one that you will have access to throughout the application process.
Ravenna is our web-based application system. Through this
program, you will be able to apply and track the status of your application
If you did not create your account during the inquiry process,
make sure to create your account using a parent email address that you will
have access to throughout the admission season, as this will be your primary
email contact with our School.
Create an account:
1. Visit Ravenna and select
"Create an Account."
2. Enter a parent/guardian name, parent email
address, and password.
3. Ravenna will send you a verification email to
your account. Click on the verification link in the email from Ravenna.
4. Follow the link in your email to complete
your Ravenna profile. Please confirm that your pre-populated information is correct
and/or make any changes or additions necessary and our database will be
5. Go to the School Directory in
Ravenna, find Dana Hall in the Boston Area schools, and click Apply to begin
the application process. You will then be able to view a detailed outline of
the application steps and requirements, and begin submitting application
All application materials should be completed and/or
submitted online through Ravenna by the January 15 deadline.
Once you set up
your account, our online application will then walk you
through the steps for submitting all of the required forms and for requesting
required recommendations and transcripts.
A complete application consists of
To be completed by the applicant and her family:
- Preliminary Application for Admission
- Application Fee ($50 for domestic
applicants; $100 for international
- Parent Questionnaire
- Student Questionnaire
To be requested by the applicant and her family:
- Classroom Teacher Recommendation from Current Teacher (grade 5 applicants only)
- English Recommendation From
Current Teacher (grade 6-12 applicants)
- Math Recommendation From Current
Teacher (grade 6-12 applicants)
- School Report
- Transcript For Previous and
Personal and Special Interest Recommendations (optional)
Every applicant is required to interview with a member of the Admission staff, and applicants must complete the interview process prior to February 1. Admission decisions are made only after all application materials are received and an interview is completed. Our interview schedule for next year is still to be determined. Please call 781-489-1331 later this summer to schedule your visit.
For more info about what to expect for the interview: Visit Dana.
Before attending your interview, make sure you login to your
Ravenna-Hub account; find Dana Hall in the School Directory, and either click
on Explore or Apply to indicate your interest in Dana Hall.
All Middle School
applicants (grades 5-8) must sign up to take the Independent School
Entrance Exam (ISEE) and all Upper School applicants (grades 9-12) must
register to take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).
Students for whom English is not their first language are required to
take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in addition to
the SSAT. Please note that the SLEP cannot substitute the requirement of
Register for these tests online by visiting the following sites:
Please designate Dana Hall School as a recipient of the official score by using the following testing codes: SSAT-2728, ISEE-222275, TOEFL-7507.