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International Applicants

Dana Hall is a day and boarding school with a global reach and strong local roots. This is who we are, and this is what makes Dana Hall special and vibrant. Founded in 1881, Dana Hall has a long history of educating students from around the world. Throughout the School’s long history of enrolling international students, our students have had the benefit of learning as much from each other as they do from their studies.

Empowered for Excellence

At Dana Hall, we believe an education should be robust, challenging, and joyful all at once.


Prepared for College and Beyond

Graduates of the Class of 2023 will be studying at excellent colleges and universities in the US and abroad.

College Counseling

International Application Guidelines

Applying through SAO or Gateway?

Dana Hall also 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 you 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

Key Dates and Deadlines

January 15

Application Materials 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 admission basis, depending on space availability

Admission Contact

Phone: 781-489-1331


What is the average TOEFL score for international applicants?

We do not have a minimum TOEFL score, though most students admitted to grade 9 achieve a TOEFL score of 100 or above.