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Admission Timeline

The admission process for families begins in September and ends in January for admission for the following school year. The Admission Committee spends time in February reading applications, looking diligently at each girl who applies, and making decisions based on fit. Decisions are sent out in March. After February 1, applications are considered on a rolling basis and based on available spaces. 

OCTOBER 1, 2016-FEBRUARY 1, 2017

During this span of time, schedule your tour and interview, and work on completing your application (due January 15).


Take the appropriate standardized test: SSAT, ISEE, or TOEFL, and list Dana Hall as a score recipient. Testing Codes: SSAT-2728, ISEE-222275, TOEFL-7507.

JANUARY 15, 2017

Financial Application deadline for submitting the PFS form and 2015 tax information. See Tuition and Financial Aid for further instructions. 

JANUARY 15, 2017

This is the deadline for submitting the following application credentials to your online application account(Ravenna).
  • Preliminary Application for Admission and Application Fee
  • Parent Questionnaire
  • Student Questionnaire
  • Classroom Teacher Recommendation from Current Teacher (5th grade applicants only)
  • English Recommendation (current year, 6th-12th grade applicants)
  • Math Recommendation (current year, 6th-12th grade applicants)
  • School Report (5th-12th grade applicants)
  • Official Transcript (current year and previous year)
  • Standardized test scores (SSAT, ISEE and/or TOEFL)
  • Personal and Special Interest Recommendations - OPTIONAL

JANUARY 1, 2017

This is the interview deadline. An interview is required to complete your Application for Admission. If you are not able to visit the campus for your interview and tour, you may schedule a phone or Skype interview. Late applicants are considered on a rolling admission basis. If you have specific questions about space availability, please contact the Admission Office (781) 489-1331.

MARCH 1, 2017

Financial Aid Application deadline for 2016 tax information. See Tuition and Financial Aid for further instructions.

MARCH 10, 2017

Candidates with applications completed by January 15 and interviews completed by February 1 are notified of the Admission Committee’s decision.

APRIL 10. 2017

Enrollment agreements and deposits are due to the Admission Office for admitted candidates choosing to enroll at Dana Hall.

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  • Marcela Testimonial

    "One of my favorite Dana Hall memories was orientation, because everything looked new. I was impressed by everything, and I got to meet many people from different places around the world."
    - Marcela '17