There's no better feeling than the sense of belonging - and you will find it easy to feel at home at Dana Hall.
A place to belong
On our graceful campus, you will find a warm, open community that encourages you to grow - to audition for your first musical, to make friends from around the world, to try ice skating even if you've never seen snow before. You will find a wonderful place to build friendships. You will find new girls and seven-year "end-to-enders," day students and boarders, girls from Wellesley and Boston; Chicago and Los Angeles; Akron and Pittsburgh; Tokyo, San Paolo, and Hong Kong. And you will find out a great deal about yourself.
At Dana Hall, we revel in our traditions, and we encourage you to start your own clubs. We celebrate each others' achievements - and we help each other through the hard times, too. We are called a school -- but we are also a family.
Playing to learn, learning to lead
From ultimate Frisbee to peer mentoring to gospel choir, Dana Hall offers clubs and organizations to appeal to every taste. These outside activities frequently spark new friendships and give you opportunities to help organize and lead. Because community service is a popular focus - and a 20-hour requirement for 10th graders - weekends often include service activities, like the annual fundraising walk to fight breast cancer. In addition to on-campus dances, movies, concerts and student performances, weekends feature faculty-chaperoned off-campus outings, from the local mall to Boston art museums and sporting events, to overnight trips to New York. Girls with their parents' permission may take the train into Boston with another Dana student.
Nearly every girl who applies to Dana wonders what it will feel like to go to a single-sex school. In fact, however, you will find plenty of boys in our world - acting in our schools plays, joining our community service projects, competing on our co-ed swim team, cheering our athletes on the field, and attending dances and movie nights with all-boys and co-ed schools. As one Dana student observed, "Not having boys around all the time lets you focus on being your essential self."