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How to Apply


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!  

Our application is comprehensive and our evaluation process is highly individualized and thorough. The Dana Hall Admission Committee practices a holistic and context-based approach that considers each student’s achievements and successes in relation to their individual opportunities and challenges. We want to know who you are and what makes you tick, and to share with you how Dana Hall can support your academic and extracurricular aspirations. When you commit to this process, you will learn so much about yourself and what truly matters to you. We look forward to getting to know you through this journey, too. Follow the steps below and contact the Admission Office with any questions along the way.

Dana Hall's application deadline for Fall of 2022 was January 15. Dana Hall has a rolling admission process based on space availability. If you are interested in applying for the Fall of 2022, please call or email our office to ask about openings for your apply grade. 

If you are inquiring for Fall of 2023, the application process will begin in September. We will stay in touch with families on our mailing list as we get closer to the new admission season.

Application Steps

International Applicants

Dana Hall School has a long history of educating students from around the world. The application process for international students has a few unique components. 

International Application Process

Application Checklist

Need a checklist to stay organized? Ravenna tracks all your steps so you know what you've completed and what still needs to be done. You can also download the application checklist below if you'd like a hard copy.

Application Checklist

We're here to help you every step of the way. Please reach out to us with any questions.Admission Contact

Phone: 781-489-1331

Key Dates and Deadlines

January 15

Application Materials Deadline & Financial Aid Application deadline for submitting the PFS form and 2020 tax returns to SSS

February 1

Interview deadline

March 10

Decision notification date; decisions are published in Ravenna Hub

April 10

Enrollment deadline for accepted families

After April 10

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


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.

Dana Hall SAO


Do Middle School students have to reapply for the Upper School? 

Students enrolled in our Middle School "move up" to the Upper School after the successful completion of their 8th grade year.