The curriculum supports the School’s mission by placing emphasis on 21st-century skills that will best prepare students to be global citizens. Through direct instruction and via activities both in and out of the classroom, faculty members emphasize analysis/problem solving, collaborative work, creativity and innovation, leadership, public speaking, reading critically, research, study skills, technology and writing.
Beyond rigorous core requirements, students can choose from a remarkably wide range of electives, from astronomy to Middle Eastern studies to Mandarin Chinese, from art history to architecture to advanced acting. Advanced Placement and Honors level courses are available in the Math, Science, English, World Languages, Social Studies, Computer Science and Visual Arts departments. With small classes and intense focus on vital skills, students leave Dana Hall well-prepared for the demands of college life.