Academic Office Contact Information
Parents will receive a Welcome Email from Upper School Director, Jessica Keimowitz. Following that message, students and their parents will receive an email with details about Academic Program Day.
Newly enrolled families are invited to attend She Sails. She Sails creates connections among all Dana Hall women and provides a forum to learn from each other, share our stories, and encourage one another to be bold and dream big.
She Sails 2019 will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
This event is free for members of the Dana community, but registration is required.
Academic Program Day
Academic Program Day is on Saturday, May 4, starting at 1 p.m. Students will take placement tests and meet with someone from the Academic Office to begin planning courses for the fall. Students will also receive information about summer reading and a hard copy of our summer reading booklet. Students who enroll after May 4 or who are unable to attend Academic Program Day will be mailed placement materials, including placement tests, and information about summer reading.
Student Placement Questionnaire
Students should complete our placement questionnaire as soon as possible, but by May 1 at the latest, whether or not they are planning to attend Academic Program Day. This information is essential to our planning for May 4 and preparation for your attendance at Dana Hall next year.
I-20 Forms for International Students
In early May, Dana Hall will begin processing I-20 Forms for international students applying for an F-1 Student Visa. Parents should submit the Declaration of Finances Form with an official signed bank statement and copy of student’s passport information page to Amanda Miles
in the Admission Office. Once I-20 Forms have been processed, Dana Hall will mail via DHL the I-20 Form along with placement materials and information about required summer reading.
In early May, Dean of Students Kristin Ryan will send information to help boarding students prepare for their arrival in the fall.
Parent Ambassadors will begin reaching out to parents/guardians and will continue outreach to new families throughout the summer.
Health Center Forms
In late June, parents will receive an email from the Health Center with information about their student’s Magnus Health account and submitting health forms.
The list of required and recommended summer reading books will be available on the library website as of June 1. Review the summer reading list early to make sure you obtain copies of your required reading and choice reading. Please note: Dana Hall will mail international students copies of their required summer reading books along with the summer reading booklet used to make additional required selections. During the first two weeks in your English classes, students will be asked to discuss and to write about the books they read during the summer. First trimester grades will include work connected with summer reading.
Student/Parent Directory in DanaConnect
Families will gain access to the Student/Parent Directory in DanaConnect
. This is a great tool for searching other families living in your area and organizing carpools.
Students will receive an email from the Technology Department with information on their DanaConnect account and instructions for setting up their Dana email account.
Student Affairs Summer Forms
In early-July, families will receive an email from the Dean of Students Kristin Ryan about Student Affairs summer forms becoming available in DanaConnect. These flyers and forms contain essential information about activities, programs and permissions that will help you - and us - prepare for Opening Days. Families will also receive instructions for reviewing our Student/Parent Handbook and submitting all Student Affairs summer forms via DanaConnect by August 5.
Book ordering details will be sent in late July from the Academic Office. All textbooks and course materials can be purchased online at MBS (or other vendors) AFTER receiving this email.
All Health Center and Student Affairs forms are due on August 5. Students and parents will use DanaConnect to submit Student Affairs Forms and to access Magnus to submit Health Center Forms.
Back-to-School Email about Opening Days
Families will receive a Back to School email from the Director of Upper School Jessica Keimowitz with information about Opening Days.
Back to School!
New Boarding Students arrive on Sunday, September 1, and New Day students register on Monday, September 2. Please note that our registration/orientation programs begin on Labor Day weekend.
On September 2, all new students will get their class schedules, advisor assignments, locker information, and technology guidance.