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How To Apply

Your Dana Hall Journey Starts Here

Dana Hall enrolls intelligent, enthusiastic students who are fascinated by the world around them. Who are always asking why, want to know how and are eager to determine what's next. If that's who you are, apply to Dana Hall! Follow the steps below and contact the Admission Office with any questions along the way.   

Here's How it Works

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  • Inquire

    Complete our online Inquiry Form to learn more about Dana Hall and the admission process. We'll send you a viewbook and you will have the option to create your Ravenna Hub account. Ravenna is Dana Hall's online application platform, making it easy for us to stay in touch and for you to track and manage your application progress.
  • Start Application in Ravenna

    Ravenna is our web-based application system. Once you set up your account, you will have access to a detailed list of steps and requirements, and you will be able to submit materials, register for events, track your application status, and view decisions. 

    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. Go to Ravenna and select "Create an Account," or if you already set up an account during the inquiry process, login using your unique credentials and skip to step 5. 
    2. Enter a parent/guardian name, parent/guardian email address, and password.
    3. Ravenna will send a verification email to your account. 
    4. Click the link in your email to complete your Ravenna profile. 
    5. Click the green "Apply" button and follow the prompts to begin the application process to Dana Hall. Once you have created your account and started your application to Dana Hall, you will see a detailed list of application steps and requirements and can begin submitting application materials.
  • Submit/Request Application Materials

    All application forms should be completed and 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:

    Family-Filled Forms

    • Application for Admission
    • Application Fee ($50 for domestic applicants;  $100 for international applicants)
    • Parent Questionnaire
    • Student Questionnaire

    Transcripts and Recommendations:  

    • Current Classroom Teacher Recommendation (5th Grade Applicants Only)
    • Current English Recommendation (Grades 6-11 Applicants)
    • Current Math Recommendation (Grades 6-11 Applicants)
    • School Report (School/Principal) Recommendation Form (Grades 5- 11 Applicants)
    • Current and Previous Transcripts (Grades 5-11 Applicants
    • Personal and Special Interest Recommendations (optional)


  • Schedule an Interview

    An interview is a required step in the application process. To ensure everyone’s safety and to create an equitable experience for all applicants, our admission interviews will be virtual on Zoom during the 2021-22 admission season.
    We will begin scheduling interviews in mid-September. Please contact the Admission Office ( or 781-489-1331) to schedule your interview, which must take place between October 1 - February 1. Before calling to schedule your interview, make sure you have started your application in Ravenna Hub.
    We are booking tours (both in-person and virtual) separately from interviews. We strongly encourage you to experience your tour before the interview. 
    Applicants must complete the interview prior to February 1. Admission decisions are made only after all application materials are received and an interview is completed. 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.
  • Testing (Optional)

    In a typical admission year, all Middle School applicants (grades 5-8) would be required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), and Upper School applicants (grades 9-12) would be required to take the Secondary School Admission TEST. 

    Dana Hall School recognizes that the global pandemic has created challenges for students to register and take standardized tests. In addition, students had varied academic experiences last year, some of which significantly impacted their learning. 
    Consequently, Dana Hall will not require standardized testing for the 2021-22 admission season. Should you decide to submit standardized testing, Dana Hall will accept either the ISEE or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) regardless of the student’s apply grade. 
    If you decide to submit scores, have them sent to Dana Hall by January 15, 2022, and designate Dana Hall School as an official score report recipient by using the following testing codes: 222275 (ISEE), 2728 (SSAT). 
    Dana Hall does not offer an ESL program and therefore requires students to be highly proficient in speaking, listening, writing and reading the English language. All international applicants who do not speak English as a first language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

    Please plan ahead and arrange to have scores sent directly to Dana Hall from ETS by January 15, 2022. Designate Dana Hall School as an official score report recipient by using the following testing code: 7507. We cannot accept score reports sent by consultants, schools, or families.

    If you have difficulty scheduling this test, please contact the Admission Office.
    Learn more, view available testing dates, and register for these tests online by visiting the following sites:

Admission Contact Information

Phone: 781-489-1331


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  • January 15

    Application for Admission & Financial Aid Deadline
  • February 1

    Interview deadline
  • March 10

    Decision notification date
  • April 10

    Enrollment deadline for accepted students
  • After April 10

    Late applicants will be considered on a rolling basis, depending on space availability

Standard Application Online

Dana Hall accepts applications from the Standard Application Online. If using the SAO, you must create a Ravenna account and submit Dana Hall's application form. Please let the Admission Office know that you are using an alternative application.


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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."