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Dana Hall in the News

Dana Hall in the News

Dana Hall was one of several schools featured in a recent article that appeared on boston.com that focused on trends, opportunities and the future of girls education. The story cited enrollment trends from The National Association of Independent Schools, which found that median enrollment at single-sex schools improved in the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years, but did not reach pre-pandemic levels. “The pandemic did shift things, especially for our domestic boarding and international boarding population,” said Assistant Head for Admission and Strategic Initiatives Angela Brown, who spoke to boston.com and is quoted in the article. “There were lots of families who were pushing pause because they wanted to, or because their countries were making them, where travel to the U.S. was challenging or travel back and forth from their home countries was challenging.”

Though the featured schools each provide different curricula and programming, there was consensus amongst all the school leaders about their shared desire to give young women an academically ambitious education in the face of an ever-changing world. Brown articulated this by saying, “What was academically ambitious in 1881 [when Dana Hall was founded] is very different than what’s ambitious in 2023. But what stays the same is that the school is always committed to providing that type of environment, and so we innovate as time goes on, because we want to give our students the very best.” 

Read the boston.com article