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Facilities

The Shipley Center for Athletics, Health and Wellness (“The Ship”) is a 93,000-square-foot facility dedicated to the health and well-being of our community. The Ship is the flagship of Dana Hall's athletic program. Outside of The Ship, our athletes have access to two grass fields, turf field, softball field, an ice rink (off-campus) and equestrian center.

The Shipley Center for Athletics, Health, and Wellness


As three buildings in one—a health center, an athletic/fitness center, and a student activity center—the facility meets multiple needs of students, faculty members, and staff during the school day as well as after school and on weekends. The equipment and facilities in these buildings are for you to use and master—and you’ll never have to wait for the boys to finish first.

Shipley Gynasium

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

Squash Center

Dana Hall's squash center is comprised of four squash courts, which meet the standards for international competition.

Dance Studio

Located on the second floor of the Shipley Center, the dance studio features a large multipurpose, shock-absorbing surface and state-of-the art lighting and sound systems.

Spin Room

Our spinning room, equipped with 13 Keiser spin bikes, is used by our teams for cross-training and fitness classes. 

Fencing Studio

Dana Hall's fencing studio is equipped with six built-in fencing strips to allow for simultaneous competitions.

Rock Climbing Wall

Our custom-designed climbing wall (which is 465 square feet and 34' high) accommodates six separate courses: two beginner, two intermediate and two advanced.

Aquatics Center

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

Indoor Track

A three-lane suspended indoor track overlooks the gymnasium. Not only is this a great place for spectators to view games, our teams and fitness classes use this indoor running space for conditioning. 

Fitness Center

Overlooking the pond and turf field from inside the Shipley Center, athletes train in our fitness center featuring a full line of state-of-the-art cardiovascular, selectorized, and free weight equipment.

Sisters Turf 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.

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. 

Karen Stives '68 Equestrian Center

Our equestrian center includes a large barn area complete with 45 stalls, two indoor arenas with dust-free footing, and 12 turnout paddocks. The Cookie DeSimone Arena is a 200 x 200 outdoor arena with dust-free footing and a complete set of horse show jumps. 

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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 Hall athletes have their own private locker room, and the School seal is proudly displayed at center ice.

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Dana Hall's diving team trains and competes at the Boston Sports Institute, a multi-use recreation center, conveniently located at 900 Worcester Street, Wellesley (Route 9), 7 minutes from Dana Hall's campus.

Athletic Training Room

Inside our athletic training room, athletes receive exceptional care from our certified athletic trainers.