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Shipley Center

Dedicated in October 2005, the state-of-the-art 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."
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.

Inside The Ship:

  • A 21,000-square-foot gymnasium with two NCAA regulation-size basketball courts, which can also accommodate volleyball matches
  • A three-lane suspended indoor track
  • A 6,589-square-foot Aquatics Center, featuring a 25-yard, six-lane pool for recreational and competitive swimming
  • A Squash Center comprised of four squash courts, which meet the standards for international competition
  • A Fencing Studio equipped with six built-in fencing strips to allow for simultaneous competitions
  • 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
  • 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
  • A Dance Studio, for dance, aerobics, yoga, and other fitness activities
  • A Health Center, equipped to support the health needs of day and boarding students in grades 5 through 12
  • State of the art spinning room, equipped with 13 Keiser spin bikes

Shipley Center Hours

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  • For the School Community (Students, Faculty & Staff)

    • Monday-Friday 5:00am -8:00am, 5:30pm-9:00pm
    • Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00pm


    The pool is closed until further notice.

    Please refer to the calendar for any blackout dates. The Shipley Center is not open to the general public.
  • For Dana Families

    The Shipley Center facilities are closed to all Dana Hall Families until further notice. 
  • For Dana Alumnae

    The Shipley Center facilities are closed to all Dana Hall Families until further notice. 

Shipley Center Gallery

The Shipley Center

"The Ship" = 93,000 square feet dedicated to the health and wellness of the Dana community.

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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."