With nearly 500 young women from down the street and around the world, Dana Hall offers the best opportunity for learning and growth.
12 miles outside of Boston
climbing wall in the Shipley Center
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
Students are given the chance to truly use their science skills as they progress through our courses. Our classes build on our students' natural curiosity as we help them take in new information, make connections, validate claims, ask questions, and draw conclusions."
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?”
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."
The Dana Hall National Economics Challenge team recently returned from the finals in New York City.
At Dana Hall, we celebrate both self-discovery and agency. We love watching you become the fullest version of yourselves, and we love following your narrative as you come nearer to adulthood.
On the 50th anniversary of Title IX, an appreciation for the groundbreaking gender law and its impact on today's students.
While the primary perspective of investigation in the Western Civilization course is historical, students were tasked with looking closely at literature, art, philosophy, politics, economics, and religions; not only as topics but as lenses to view the ancient world.