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Admission

Information For New Students

We are excited to share our community with you. Please review the information on this page, which will provide helpful details about our programs and life at Dana Hall.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Next Steps

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  • Discover Dana (grades 5-8)

    Monday, April 3, 4-6 p.m.

    Congratulations on your acceptance to Dana Hall! We are delighted to welcome students and parents back to campus to learn more about our dynamic and exciting Middle School program.

    4 p.m.
    Registration, Beveridge Hall

    4:15 p.m.
    Welcome, Beveridge Hall
    Wendy Secor, Director of Admission and Financial Aid
    Caroline MacNichol, Director of the Middle School

    4:30-6 p.m.
    Activities for Students, Middle School

    4:30-5:30 p.m.
    Middle School Highlights for Parents, Beveridge Hall
    Panel with Current Students and Parents
    Faculty Presentations

    5:30-6 p.m.
    Closing Remarks, Beveridge Hall
    Katherine Bradley, Head of School
    REGISTRATION
    Please register for Discover Dana within your Dana Hall application in Ravenna by March 27. Go to your Dana Hall application, find the step named “Revisit Days” and select “Register for an Event.” The system will walk you through the process and you will receive a confirmation email. We look forward to seeing you!

    REGISTER NOW

  • Dana Days (grades 9-11)

    Friday, March 31 or Wednesday, April 5

    Congratulations on your acceptance to Dana Hall! We are delighted to welcome students and parents back to campus to learn more about our dynamic and exciting Upper School program.

    7:45–8:15 a.m.
    Arrival & Registration, Student Center

    8:20–11:30 a.m.
    Students Attend Classes with Dana Hostesses, Classroom Building

    8:20–9:55 a.m.
    Parents Attend First and Second Period Classes, Classroom Building

    10–10:40 a.m.
    Morning Meeting, Waldo Auditorium
    Welcome from Katherine Bradley, Head of School

    10:45–11:30 a.m.
    Coffee and Academic Highlights for Parents, Beveridge Hall

    11:35–1 p.m.
    Lunch and Student Panel, Fencing Studio
    Parents and Students with Dana Hostesses and Faculty

    1–1:30 p.m.
    Meet and Greet with Program Directors, Shipley Center
    Parents and students will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from Athletics, Performing Arts and Student Life
    REGISTRATION
    Please register for Dana Days within your Dana Hall application in Ravenna by March 27. Go to your Dana Hall application, find the step named “Revisit Days” and select “Register for an Event.” The system will walk you through the process and you will receive a confirmation email. We look forward to seeing you!

    REGISTER NOW

  • Domestic Students' Acceptance Checklist

    Are you ready to join our amazing community?

    AS SOON AS YOU KNOW YOUR PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR:
    Complete the Family Response Form

    RSVP to Discover Dana (grades 5-8) or a Dana Days (grades 9-12) by March 27.
    Register for revisit events within your Dana Hall application in Ravenna. Go to your application, find the step named “Revisit Days,” select “Register for an Event.” The system will walk you through the process and you will receive a confirmation email.

    BY APRIL 10:
    Check your email!
    When your online enrollment contract is ready, you will receive an email with log in instructions for DanaConnect, the School's online platform for parent and student information and resources. Use the need login assistance link to set up your password.

    Via DanaConnect:

    Sign your Enrollment Contract
    Sign your Financial Aid Agreement (if applicable)
    Submit your Enrollment Deposit

    MORE  INFORMATION:
    Save the date for She Sails, Dana Hall’s Women and Leadership Conference: April 29, 2017. All Dana Hall students, parents, and alumnae are invited. Join us if you can!

     Save the date for Academic Program Day: May 6, 2017 (for students entering grades 7-12)

     Watch your Congratulations video again; get excited to be amazing!

    MAKING OTHER PLANS?

     Complete the Family Response Form
    We have a waitlist, so as a courtesy to other families, please notify Dana Hall of your plans for next year, regardless of your decision, as soon as you know.
  • International Students' Acceptance Checklist

    Are you ready to join our amazing community?

    AS SOON AS YOU KNOW YOUR PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR:
    Complete the Family Response Form

    RSVP for one Dana Day event by March 27.
    Register for Dana Days within your Dana Hall application in Ravenna. Go to your application, find the step named “Revisit Days,” select “Register for an Event.” The system will walk you through the process and you will receive a confirmation email.

    BY APRIL 10:
    Check your email!
    When your online enrollment contract is ready, you will receive an email with log in instructions for DanaConnect, the School's online platform for parent and student information and resources. Use the need login assistance link to set up your password.

    Via DanaConnect:

      Sign your Enrollment Contract
    Submit your Enrollment Deposit

    BY APRIL 30:
    Complete the Declaration of Finances and I-20 Registration Form

    Submit a copy of your daughter’s passport, if not already submitted in Ravenna at the time of application.

    We will send your daughter the U.S. Immigration Form I-20 upon receipt of these required documents. Should you have any questions regarding the I-20 process, please contact Associate Director of Admission, Amanda Miles at 1-781-489-1334.

    I-20 forms will be mailed in early May. You will receive email confirmation upon shipment.

    NOT CHOOSING DANA HALL?
    Complete the Family Response Form
    We have a waitlist, so as a courtesy to other families, please notify Dana Hall of your plans for next year, regardless of your decision, as soon as you know.

More Information

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  • Get Involved: Parents' Association

    During the upcoming school year there are many upcoming opportunities for parent involvement. The Dana Hall Parents’ Association (PA) encourages parents to actively participate in the life of the School and serves as a forum to foster parent connection and involvement.

    Volunteer Opportunities  

    Interested parents can help in various ways across the School. Some volunteer opportunities include: event planning, working with the Advancement and/or Admission offices, serving on the Sustainability Council, volunteering at the library or serving as a Parent Ambassador.

    Host Family Programs 

    The Host Family Program connects local day students and families with international boarding students and provides opportunities for cultural exchange. 

    Boot Camp

    Boot Camp is a fun, fast-moving exercise program for women of all fitness levels. It is available on a first come, first serve basis to: Dana Hall current and past mothers, and alumnae.

    Please log into DanaConnect to learn more.
  • Local Hotel Accomodations

    Hotel Indigo Newton

    399 Grove Street 
    Newton, MA
    (617) 969-5300 
    4 miles away

    Marriott Newton

    2345 Commonwealth Avenue
    Newton, MA 02466
    (617) 969-1000
    5.1 miles away

    Hampton Inn Natick

    319 Speen Street
    Natick, MA
    (508) 653-5000 
    5.5 miles away

    Crowne Plaza Natick

    1360 Worcester Street (Route 9)
    Natick, MA
    (800) 972-3381
    5.7 miles away

    Courtyard by Marriott Natick

    342 Speen Street
    Natick, MA 01760
    (508) 655-6100
    5.9 miles away

    Sheraton Hotel Needham

    100 Cabot Street
    Needham, MA
    (781) 444-1110
    6.1 miles away 

    The Sherborn Inn

    33 North Main Street
    Sherborn, MA
    (508) 655-9521
    6 miles away 

    Embassy Suites Waltham

    550 Winter Street
    Waltham, MA 
    (781) 890-6767
    8.6 miles away

    Westin Hotel Waltham

    70 Third Avenue
    Waltham, MA
    (781) 290-5600
    9.3 miles away

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Newton

    320 Washington Street
    Newton, MA  02458 
    (617) 969-3010
    9.6 miles away 

    Residence Inn by Marriott

    400 Staples Drive
    Framingham, MA
    (508) 370-0001
    11.2 miles away

    Copley Square Hotel Boston

    47 Huntington Avenue (at Exeter Street)
    Boston, MA
    (617) 536-9000
    15.2 miles away

    The Lenox Hotel Boston

    61 Exeter Street
    Boston, MA
    (617) 536-5300
    15.2 miles away 

    The Westin Copley Place Boston

    10 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 262-9600
    15.2 mile

    Park Plaza Hotel & Towers Boston

    50 Park Plaza (at Arlington Street)
    Boston, MA
    (800) 225-2008
    15.6 miles away

Welcome to Dana Hall

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  • Orientation

    Favorite Dana Memory
  • Painting in Studio Art

    Favorite Assignment
  • Swimming

    Favorite Activity

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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