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. 

While interviews will be conducted on Zoom, we are looking forward to welcoming visitors to campus again for tours and events, with some safety guidelines in place. In addition, we'll continue to offer some of our events virtually as this format allows us to bring Dana Hall to more prospective families. As always, 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

Call 781-489-1331 or email to connect with a member of the Admission team.


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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