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Interview FAQs

Your Dana Hall interview is an opportunity to talk about your experience and goals, as well as an opportunity for Dana Hall to learn about you and for you to learn about Dana Hall.
Our hope is to meet with you in person on campus. However, if families live a great distance from Dana Hall and are unable to visit, we offer interviews via Skype or Zoom. On-campus and virtual interviews take place between October - early February. During a campus visit, both student and parents/guardians will explore campus with a student tour guide, and interview with a member of the Admission staff. In-person campus visits last approximately 2 hours; virtual interviews are 30-45 minutes.
The Admission Office is located in Beveridge Hall, which is the large, white building with columns that sits at the top of the Dana Hall campus. The entrance to the Admission Office is in front of the building, across from the flagpole, where there are two designated parking spaces for visitors. There is additional parking behind the building.

Interview FAQs

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • How do I find the Dana Hall Admission Office?

    Use the address 45 Dana Road, Wellesley, MA 02482 to get directions on your GPS.

    The Admission Office is located in Beveridge Hall, which is the large white building with columns that sits at the back of campus. See campus map. The entrance to the Admission Office is in the front of the building by the flagpole, where there are two designated parking spaces for visitors. There is additional parking behind the building.
  • What happens during a campus visit?

    During your visit, you will tour campus with a student tour guide and interview with a member of the admission staff. Typically, the student interviews first, and then the interviewer meets with her parent(s)/guardian(s). Parent(s)/Guardian(s) will have the opportunity to share insights about their daughter and ask questions about Dana Hall and the application process. The student will complete an in-house writing prompt while her parent(s)/guardian(s) are interviewing. Visits last approximately 2 hours.
  • What should I expect during an online (Skype/Zoom) interview?

    The Admission Office will send you either a Zoom link or Skype ID before your interview. Be sure to test your technology beforehand and do your best to find a quiet space before the interview begins. Please note that we only meet with students during online interviews. Our goal is to get to know you, your family, and your current interests both in and out of school. We also look to learn what about Dana Hall you believe would make a good match for your next school. There will be time at the end for you to ask your interviewer any questions you have about Dana Hall or the application process.
  • What should I wear?

    Wear clothing that makes you feel comfortable and confident. We want you to be yourself because our purpose is to get to know the real you!
  • Will I be able to meet a teacher or coach affiliated with one of my special interests?

    While we cannot make any guarantees, we encourage you to call the office to share your request. We will make every effort to customize your visit.
  • Do I need to submit any parts of the application before the interview?

    If you have not already done so, parents should create an online account with Ravenna. Ravenna is our web-based application system. Through this program, you will be able to apply and track the status of your application online. 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 Dana Hall. Once you create your student profile, find Dana Hall in the School Directory, and select either "Explore" or "Apply." This will add you to Dana Hall’s applicant list.
  • How should I prepare for the interview?

    The interview is a conversation, not a test! You will not be asked questions that test your knowledge of any particular topic or academic subject. Instead, the interview is a special time when you get to share who you are, what excites you inside and outside of school, and how you'd like to use your unique talents and interests to enrich the Dana community.

    We want to get to know you as much as we can during your visit. To help us learn more about you, spend some time before your interview reflecting on your last few years in school, thinking about your current academic experiences and activities, and envisioning your ideal school community.

    In addition, it’s always a good idea to get to know Dana Hall by exploring our materials and website before your interview. That way, you’ll be prepared to ask any additional questions you have about Dana Hall during your visit.

  • What happens after the interview?

    Your interviewer will mark the interview step in Ravenna complete. Continue to submit your application materials and track the status of your application through Ravenna. Your interviewer is now your first point of contact with the school. If you have any updates or questions, be sure to contact your interviewer. Remember that applications are due on January 15.
  • Questions or Concerns?

    Please contact the Admission office at 781-489-1331 if you need to reschedule your visit or need further information before your interview.


Phone: 781-489-1331
Fax: 781-787-2693

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