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Audaciously Herself

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

Learning with Exuberance

Students exhibit unrestrained excitement for the discoveries, activities and conversations that happen here—in every class, every space, every day.

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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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Space to Soar

With nearly 500 young women from down the street and around the world, Dana Hall offers the best opportunity for learning and growth.

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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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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

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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 Faculty
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."

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/12th Grade Class Dean

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."

Alicia Furgueson

World Languages Department Head

When students surrender to the ambiguity of learning a language, they realize that making mistakes is a needed step towards fluency. This is when students begin using circumlocution to communicate and feel a sense of accomplishment, both key to success in the classroom."

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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The Roar

Voices and viewpoints from educators across Dana Hall School's campus.


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.