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."
For the fourth consecutive year, Dana Hall earned the College Board’s AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award.
In the athletic world, coaches and players are continually adjusting to adversity, becoming more resilient in their everyday thinking, and adapting to change.
To have a former student with so many opportunities at her fingertips, then choose to return and continue that tradition with another generation of students is a beautiful moment.
I have undergone many changes and paradigm shifts as a teacher, and my answer to that question "When am I ever going to have to use this?" has evolved with them.