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5th Grade Information

5th Grade Application Process

The Admission team is looking forward to meeting with students and families who are interested in 5th grade. 5th grade is a time of exploration and growth, and our youngest members of the Dana community bring a vibrancy and love of learning that enriches our Middle School.


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  • Inquire

    Dana Hall School uses Ravenna to collect inquiries and manage our application process. After completing the Online Inquiry Form, you will be added to the Admission Office mailing list and we will be in touch with more information about Dana Hall, upcoming Admission events, and application process reminders.

    When you are ready to apply through Ravenna, please note that the system will recognize the email you provide under the Personal Information section of the inquiry form. This should be a parent email and one that you will have access to throughout the application process.
  • Create an Online Account

    Ravenna is our web-based application system. Through this program, you will be able to apply and track the status of your application online. 

    If you did not create your account during the inquiry process, make sure to create your account using a parent email address that you will have access to throughout the admission season, as this will be your primary email contact with our School.


    1. Visit Ravenna and select "Create an Account."
    2. Enter a parent/guardian name, parent email address, and password.
    3. Ravenna will send you a verification email to your account. Click on the verification link in the email from Ravenna.
    4. Follow the link in your email to complete your Ravenna profile. Please confirm that your pre-populated information is correct and/or make any changes or additions necessary and our database will be automatically updated.
    5. Go to the School Directory in Ravenna, find Dana Hall in the Boston Area schools, and click Apply to begin the application process. You will then be able to view a detailed outline of the application steps and requirements, and begin submitting application materials.
  • Apply Online

    All application materials should be completed and/or submitted online through Ravenna by the January 15 deadline. Once you set up your account, our online application will then walk you through the steps for submitting all of the required forms and for requesting required recommendations and transcripts.

    A complete application consists of the following:

    To be completed by the applicant and her family:

    • Preliminary Application for Admission
    • Application Fee ($50 for domestic applicants)
    • Parent Questionnaire
    • 5th Grade Student Questionnaire

    To be requested by the applicant and her family: 

    • Classroom Teacher Recommendation From Current Teacher
    • School Report
    • Transcript For Previous and Current Year
    • Personal and Special Interest Recommendations – Optional


    • Register for Testing

      All applicants for 5th grade must sign up to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Please arrange to have scores sent to Dana Hall by January 15. Designate Dana Hall School as a recipient of the official score report by using the following testing code: 222275.
    • Schedule an Interview

      Every applicant is required to interview with a member of the Admission staff, and applicants must complete the interview process prior to February 1. Admission decisions are made only after all application materials are received and an interview is completed. 
      Before attending your interview, make sure you login to your Ravenna-Hub account; find Dana Hall in the School Directory, and either click on Explore or Apply to indicate your interest in Dana Hall.

      Applicants who interview by February 1 and submit their application by January 15 will receive decision notification on March 10. Late applicants will be considered on a rolling admission basis, depending on space availability.

      There are reserved visit days for fifth-grade applicants. The following Tuesdays at 8:20 am: Oct 29 | Nov 12, 19 | Dec 3, 10 | Jan 14, 21, 28. Please contact the Admission Office in order to schedule a visit.

    Admission Contact Information

    Phone: 781-489-1331

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    • Saliba Courtyard

      Favorite Place
    • Senior-Sophomore

      Favorite Tradition
    • South Africa Trip

      Favorite Memory

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    • Vietta

      "Dana offers many great opportunities including a trip to South Africa every other year. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be visiting South Africa, let alone with some of my closest friends. The trip enabled us to interact with real South Africans as they experienced their real lives, an opportunity I could never have had as a tourist."