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Athletic Facilities

The Shipley Center for Athletics, Health and Wellness is a 93,000-square-foot facility dedicated to the health and well-being of women. It is known on campus simply as "The Ship."
As three buildings in one—a health center, an athletic and fitness center, and a student activity center—the facility meets the needs of students and faculty during the school day as well as after school and on the weekends.
    • Gymnasium

      A 21,000-square-foot gymnasium with two NCAA regulation-size basketball courts, which can also accommodate volleyball matches.

    • Indoor Track

      A three-lane suspended indoor track.

    • Weight & Fitness Room

      A weight & fitness room featuring state-of-the-art LifeTime Fitness equipment: treadmills, stationary bicycles, elliptical trainers and rowing machines as well as free weights.

    • Aquatics Center

      A 6,589-square-foot aquatics center, featuring a 25-yard, six-lane pool for recreational and competitive swimming.

    • Rock Climbing Wall

      A 465-square-foot, custom-designed climbing wall, which is 34 feet high and designed for six separate courses: two beginner, two intermediate and two advanced.

    • Fencing Studio

      A fencing studio equipped with six built-in fencing strips to allow for simultaneous competitions.

    • Spin Room

      State-of-the-art spinning room, equipped with 13 Keiser spin bikes.

    • Dance Studio

      A dance studio, for dance, aerobics, yoga and other fitness activities.

    • Squash Center

      A squash center comprised of four squash courts, which meet the standards for international competition.

outside the ship

    • Upper School Field

      The Upper School Field is a well-maintained grass field for our soccer and lacrosse programs. The dimensions are 55 yards wide by 100 yards long, which are set according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. This is the field where we host our annual Family Weekend homecoming soccer game under the lights. 

    • Sisters Field

      Sisters Field, Dana Hall's turf field built in 2019, is home to our field hockey and lacrosse programs. The new turf has allowed Dana Hall athletes to compete with our top peer schools. Even during inclement weather, our teams have a safe playing surface on which to compete.

    • Boston Sports Institute Rink

      The Boston Sports Institute, located 7 minutes from the Dana Hall campus, is a new state-of-the-art facility that serves as the home for Dana Hall's ice hockey and diving teams. Dana athletes have their own private locker room, and the School seal is proudly displayed at center ice.

Shipley Center Hours

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  • Math Modeling

    Favorite Assignment
  • Varsity Tennis

    Favorite Activity
  • Winning the EIL Championship

    Favorite Memory

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  • Audrey

    "My absolute favorite Dana Hall memory of all time is winning the EIL Championship for tennis! Dana Hall Varsity Tennis faced our toughest rival for our last match. Everyone was watching that match; I remember the moment when I won my match and the whole team came out running and screaming onto the court. We were all hugging and smiling at each other. I was so proud to be a Dana Hall student-athlete."