my Dana

Dana girls are curious, collaborative, respectful and enthusiastic. They are leaders: leaders of clubs, activities, sport teams and more. They are also aware of the many types of leadership, understanding that a supporting role is just as important as taking the lead. They know that Dana Hall is a place where they can be themselves and are encouraged to be who they want to be. See what they have to say about about their school.

    • Senior Sophomore
    • Latin American Studies
    • Teacher-Student Relationships

    “I am very proud to be a Dana Hall graduate and a Wheaton College student. At this point in my life, there is still no greater accomplishment."

    Claudine '13

    • Orientation
    • Painting in Studio Art
    • Swimming

    “One of my favorite Dana Hall memories was orientation, because everything looked new. I was impressed by everything, and I got to meet many people from different places around the world."

    Marcela '17
    • Solar Car Races
    • Western Civilization
    • Blue Key

    “In Western Civilization, we learn the material in interesting ways and the teachers incorporate different projects that make the information easier to understand.”

    Nicole ’16
    • Western Civilization
    • Common Ground
    • 9th Grade Retreat

    “At the retreat in 9th grade, there were so many girls from all different parts of the world who I couldn't wait to meet.”

    Julia ’16
    • Trinity College
    • Champion Softball Team
    • The People

    “You do not have to be the loudest or most talkative in class to be considered a leader at Dana.”

    Amanda '12

    • The Library
    • African Studies Family Tree
    • Dance

    “I always find myself in the dance studio, whether I have class that day or not. Since 9th grade, I have fallen in love with the people and the close-knit community that the dance program provides.”

    Taggie '15
    • Calculus
    • Colby College
    • Community Service and Sports

    “I know how to push myself, how to lead, how to ask for help, and so much more because of the Dana Hall community."

    Hannah '13
    • Making Newspapers
    • Geometry
    • Community Service

    “Passionate teachers at Dana go above and beyond to teach you the curriculum and instill interest for the subject in the students.”

    Raya ’16
    • Senior Sophomore
    • Wellesley College
    • Fencing

    “With support from my teachers I was able to face extremely challenging academic tasks without any fear, and I was able to have fun while doing so."

    Alexis '13
    • My Advisors
    • Global Outreach
    • Intern for ELLE magazine

    “My Dana teachers and advisors shaped my life in more ways than I can list. They were always filled with words of encouragement, from help on a math problem to long-term life advice that influenced my personality and character to this day."

    Jillian '13

    • Letter Writing
    • Drawing and Painting
    • Varsity Squash

    “This Literature and Composition assignment helped me realize that I am not just a hopeless dreamer wanting to change the world, but I am a girl with ideas who has the power to make herself heard.”

    Wendy '17
    • Senior Sophomore
    • African Studies
    • Model UN team

    "My favorite Dana Hall tradition is Senior Sophomore because it truly unites the upper classwomen with the lower classwomen. Having an older role model who has gone through many of the same things you are just starting to experience is so helpful."

    Fiona '15
    • Winning Fencing Championship
    • Geometry
    • Indoor Track

    "We will never forget the moment we realized we had won the fencing State Championship. All the hard work, all the pressure and all the practice had finally paid off. We were simply the best in the state."

    Amera '17
    • Equestrian Center
    • Middle Eastern Studies
    • Blue Key

    “Riding is my favorite thing to do and a huge stress-reliever, and having that at school is something that has made Dana really special to me.”

    Elspeth '16
    • Cabaret
    • Drawing and Painting
    • Volleyball

    “My art teacher is so supportive. He always encourages me to take risks, and he helped me realize that sometimes imperfection makes better art. My Drawing and Painting class gave me a chance to enjoy myself and create beauty.”

    Yanfei '17
    • Step Sing
    • English
    • Model UN conference

    “My favorite Dana Hall tradition is Step Sing. I love coming together, celebrating our diverse classes and singing our class songs!”

    Laura '16
    • Golf
    • Spread
    • Launched a Nonprofit

    “There's something indescribable about the Dana Hall support system of students, teachers and community members. When I was at Dana, I felt I could do anything I set my mind to, and learned to be a leader in all facets of my life.”

    Margaret '12
    • Spanish
    • Arts Trip to Boston
    • Step Sing

    “My Spanish class is really mixed between grade levels, so I get to know upperclassmen better. It has also helped me greatly improve my speaking and writing skills in the language.”

    Allison ’16
    • French
    • Lacrosse
    • The Dorms

    “Lacrosse has taught me many new skills, it has gotten me conditioned and it has given me the opportunity to make great new friendships with my teammates and my coaches.”

    Elyanna ’16