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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. 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 circumstances. We want to know who you are and what makes you who you are. As we do, we'll 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.

Application Steps

Key Dates and Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline 

January 15

Financial Aid Deadline (Clarity Application and tax documents)

March 10

Decision notification date; decisions are published in Ravenna

April 10

Enrollment deadline for accepted families

After April 10

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

Applying through SAO or Gateway?

Dana Hall accepts applications from the Gateway to Prep Schools application, as well as the Student Application Online (SAO). Applicants using the Gateway or SAO application do not need to complete the Ravenna application forms; however, applicants must create a Ravenna account, regardless of which application they use. 

Please note: Applicants using the SAO should be certain to complete the Dana Hall supplemental form found on that application. 

Apply: SAO

Apply: Gateway

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


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.