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Audaciously Herself

Dana Hall students have the audacity to be themselves—unequivocally and without reserve.

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Intellect without Apology

Dana Hall School provides the vigorous education that every girl deserves—one that’s academically ambitious, rich with opportunity, and fiercely empowering.

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Game On

We offer a wide range of interscholastic sports, including a top equestrian program. All students have access to a full suite of state-of-the-art facilities—including a 25-meter six-lane pool, 34-foot climbing wall, dance studios, ice hockey rink, turf and grass fields, and a well-stocked fitness center.

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Go All In

Whether you’re competing on our top-ranked Model UN Team, tutoring children at a nearby elementary school, or setting a school record in the breaststroke, the activities you’ll engage in at Dana Hall are as broad as our students’ sense of what’s possible.

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Middle School students perform ALICE in Bardwell auditorium.
In the Spotlight

From designing earthquake-proof buildings to competing in poetry slams, Dana Hall students have endless opportunities to express themselves and explore their creativity inside and beyond the classroom.

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At Dana Hall

She Will

6:1

Student-to-faculty ratio

35

interscholastic athletic teams

55

acre campus

12 miles outside of Boston

34

foot high

climbing wall in the Shipley Center

462

students

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Student clubs and organizations 

Nicholas Lloyd

Math Department Head

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?”

Linda Derezinski

English Department Head
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."

Jacquelyn Bloomberg

World Languages Department Head

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

Science Department Head

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.'

Michael Frassinelli

Visual Arts Department Head

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."

Cloricia Townsend

Engineering and Computer Science Department Head

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."

Mary Cameron

Social Studies Department Head

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."

Michelle Kiehl

Executive Director, Dana Hall School of Music and Performing Arts Department Head

When students dive into a Performing Arts activity, they open their souls to any combination of gifts that await—in connection, in experience, in achievement."  

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Dana Hall enrolls intelligent, enthusiastic students who are fascinated by the world around them. Here, you’ll share your opinions confidently, explore your interests and talents, and affirm and express exactly who you are.