Students exhibit unrestrained excitement for the discoveries, activities and conversations that happen here—in every class, every space, every day.
At Dana Hall
interscholastic athletic teams
12 miles outside of Boston
climbing wall in the Shipley Center
Student clubs and organizations
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."
Mary Frances Hanover
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."
The Spring Athletics Celebration honored this season’s achievements in equestrian, tennis, lacrosse and softball.
Voices and viewpoints from educators across Dana Hall School's campus.
When it's nearly impossible to find the words to describe a full Dana Hall education, we can turn to data to offer a glimpse of the larger experience.
Beyond the familiar aspects of furniture and subject matter, teaching and learning at Dana Hall is qualitatively different from what many adults remember from their own time in Middle School.
With its weekly rehearsals and annual performances at All-School Meetings, the Dana Hall Jug Band has become an institution and an exercise in both fellowship and musicianship.