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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, 2017-FEBRUARY 1, 2018

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, 2018

Financial Application deadline for submitting the PFS form and 2016 tax information. See Tuition and Financial Aid for further instructions. 

JANUARY 15, 2018

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

February 1, 2018

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, 2018

Financial Aid Application deadline for 2017 tax information. See Tuition and Financial Aid for further instructions.

MARCH 10, 2018

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

APRIL 10, 2018

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

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  • Saliba Courtyard

    Favorite Place
  • Senior-Sophomore

    Favorite Tradition
  • South Africa Trip

    Favorite Memory

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  • Vietta

    "Dana offers many great opportunities including a trip to South Africa every other year. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be visiting South Africa, let alone with some of my closest friends. The trip enabled us to interact with real South Africans as they experienced their real lives, an opportunity I could never have had as a tourist."
    -Vietta '19