Girls learning, leading, succeeding


Audacious since 1881, Dana Hall School has always been dedicated to providing the vigorous education that every girl deserves--one that’s academically ambitious, rich with opportunity, and fiercely empowering.

Dana Hall is an independent school for bright and bold young women in grades 5-12. We are the only girls’ boarding school in the Boston area. Our Middle School serves day students in grades 5-8, and our Upper School serves boarding and day students in grades 9-12. Two divisions, one community that’s welcoming, open-hearted, and diverse. 

Dana Hall seeks promising students who will tackle challenging coursework, dive fully and bravely into every endeavor, and uphold our culture of inclusion and kindness. 

Ordinarily we would encourage you to visit campus, as seeing a school day in action is the best way to experience Dana Hall. However, due to the global pandemic, we have adapted our admission process to be virtual this year. Although our campus remains closed to visitors, our admission team is committed to providing a warm and thoughtful experience for each applicant and her family. 

Quick Intro: Dana Hall's Middle School, Grades 5-8

Quick Intro: Dana Hall's Upper School, Grades 9-12, Boarding and Day

Admission Contact Information



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  • Honoring Academic Achievement

    On May 10, fifteen students from the classes of 2021 and 2022 were inducted into the Cum Laude Society during a virtual assembly.
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  • Dr. Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn

    Resisting Stereotypes

    In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, the Dana Hall community welcomed Dr. Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn.
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  • S. Shi ’23 and J. Du ’23

    Run Your Own Race

    Upper School Learning Specialist—and avid runner—Jillian DeBusk helped advisee S. Shi ’23 train for her first half marathon, which she did with classmate and Varsity Cross Country teammate J. Du ’23.
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  • Kelvin Rivera Named Varsity Volleyball Coach

    Rivera’s impressive volleyball experience at the club and high school levels will be instrumental in the program’s future success.
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  • AP Statistics

    Favorite Class
  • Johnston Dorms

    Favorite Place on Campus
  • Lit Comp II Editorial

    Favorite Dana Hall Assignment

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  • Testimonials - Pani

    "In my Literature and Composition II class, we were given the assignment of writing an editorial about anything of interest. I decided to base my editorial on the status of gender equality in Thailand. As an international student from Thailand, this topic sparked a particular interest for me. Through this assignment, I have realized my passion for women empowerment, not only in the United States but through an international perspective, too."
    - Pani