Students exhibit unrestrained excitement for the discoveries, activities and conversations that happen here—in every class, every space, every day.
12 miles outside of Boston
climbing wall in the Shipley Center
Meeting and exceeding goals — big or small, individual or collaborative — looks different for everyone, and success is reaching those goals in the studio or in classes and on stage."
We encourage students to make their own conjectures, and then test them and revise them. We love when our students look past the formulas and algorithms to ask: “why does this work?”
A successful student masters something new and stretches her mind. A student might obtain content and learn some facts, rules, or structures—this is mastering something new. Stretching her mind means she must also gain an understanding of complexity."
We define success in many ways, including when our students feel safe enough to speak up even when they are afraid they will make mistakes and when they want to spontaneously engage in conversation (in the target language) with each other and the teacher."
We find success when we help students to realize the power of the word yet. 'I don’t understand this' becomes 'I don’t understand this yet.'
In the arts, vigor equals passion, both in teaching the traditional and contemporary approaches to art-making, and in the kind of self-expression, dedication to craft, and focus on creativity that we try to inspire in our students."
When my students recognize that their voices and opinions are important in determining how we shape the world around us and come up with multiple solutions to problems that seem impossible, they have succeeded in learning what it is to be a future engineer and leader."
Collaboration and cooperation are hallmarks of Dana Hall culture, both in the classroom and in our broader community life. It's within a context of shared discovery, of learning with and from one another, that individual student growth and leadership are nurtured."
Thanks to the leadership of a 10th grade student, Dana Hall is organizing a group to participate in a walk that raise awareness and funds towards the goal of ending homelessness in Greater Boston.
Black History Month is about finding the past in our present, measuring progress, honoring those who came before, reflecting on how we narrate history, and how we conceptualize Black identity.
Eighth grade Social Studies students embarked on an ambitious research project to help tell the story of the Holocaust.
6th grade Science students learn more than just information in the curriculum — they learn how to work together, persevere through challenges, learn from failure, and come up with creative solutions.