Girls learning, leading, succeeding
myDANA
Dana girls are curious, collaborative, respectful and enthusiastic. They are leaders: leaders of clubs, activities, sport teams and more. They are also aware of the many types of leadership, understanding that a supporting role is just as important as taking the lead. They know that Dana Hall is a place where they can be themselves and are encouraged to be who they want to be. See what they have to say about about their school.

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  • Aquatics Center

    Favorite Place on Campus
  • Singing the Alma Mater

    Favorite Dana Hall Memory
  • Western Civilization

    Favorite Class

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  • Maya

    "My favorite Dana Hall memory would be the first time I ever sang the Alma Mater with my fellow classmates. That was most definitely the first time I felt like I was truly a part of something. Joining hands with my future Silver Sisters made me truly feel like I was a Dana girl."
    -Maya '20

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  • Harbor Cruise

    Favorite Tradition
  • Model United Nations

    Favorite Activity
  • Othello Newscast

    Favorite Class

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  • Brooke B Quote

    "The Model United Nations club at Dana has been my all time favorite, because it mixes politics, problem solving and teamwork together into one activity. Since joining the team, I have learned so much about how international issues are resolved, and I enjoy working with other students from all over the nation in addition to bonding with my fellow teammates."
    -Brooke '19

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  • Basketball

    Dana Hall activity
  • Principles in Engineering

    Favorite Class
  • U.S. History Podcast

    Favorite Assignment

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  • Steph Quote

    "I love playing basketball at Dana. Our team is really like a family, and we’ve grown so much over the three years I’ve been on the team. My freshman year I never would have thought that we would be able to win the EIL league, but this past winter we did! What makes the team so great is how we look out for each other on and off the court. My teammates are my biggest supporters and it’s always great when we get to welcome new members onto the team. I can’t wait to be captain next year."
    -Stephanie '18

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  • Eighth Grade Social Studies

    Favorite Class
  • Erisman Student Center

    Favorite Place on Campus
  • Rock climbing and music

    Favorite Activity

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  • Julia quote

    "My favorite place on campus is the Erisman Student Center. Not only does it have my favorite thing – food – but it's also a great place to go and hang out with friends and do some work. It is also the place where I organized the first Dana Hall open mic night, and that was really cool. The Student Center is a great place to do activities that bring the community together, and that's why I love it so much."
    -Julia '20

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  • Dangerous Word Essay

    Favorite Assignment
  • Dorm Proctor

    Favorite Activity
  • Erisman Student Center

    Favorite Place

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  • Saraly

    "I have always been devoted to the dorm because it is such a special place, where girls from all around the world are living together, and are able to create long-lasting friendships. This proctor team is dedicated to ensuring that boarding life can be the best it can."
    -Saraly '18

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  • AP Statistics

    Favorite Class
  • Johnston Dorms

    Favorite Place on Campus
  • Lit Comp II Editorial

    Favorite Dana Hall Assignment

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  • Testimonials - Pani

    "In my Literature and Composition II class, we were given the assignment of writing an editorial about anything of interest. I decided to base my editorial on the status of gender equality in Thailand. As an international student from Thailand, this topic sparked a particular interest for me. Through this assignment, I have realized my passion for women empowerment, not only in the United States but through an international perspective, too."
    - Pani '19

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  • Current events reports

    Favorite Assignment
  • Middle Eastern Studies

    Favorite Class
  • The Library

    Favorite Place on Campus

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  • Anna F. Quote

    "My favorite class at Dana Hall (so far!) has been Middle Eastern Studies. It covers interesting material that helps me to better understand current events, and provides me a unique perspective when so much of formal history education is focused on the West. The class has helped me break stereotypes, and I now view the world differently."
    -Anna '19

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  • African Studies

    Favorite Class
  • Revels

    Favorite Tradition
  • Varsity Soccer

    Favorite Activity

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  • Lindsay

    "My favorite Dana Hall tradition is Revels. Everyone is so happy and it's such a fun experience. It brings the holiday spirit to life and brings the community together."
    -Lindsay '19

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  • Dance

    Favorite Activity
  • Poetry project

    Favorite Assignment
  • Spanish III Honors

    Favorite Class

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  • Francesca

    "In my Literature Composition I class we did a poetry unit before winter break. Our poetry project was in collaboration with a school in Turkey. We created our own websites to display our works of poetry. The last day of school before winter break we were able to Skype with the kids from the school in Turkey, and it was so much fun to interact with students who were so far away. We were able to learn what their school was like, and how their classes worked."
    -Francesca '19

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  • Geometry

    Favorite Class
  • Moving into my dorm

    Favorite Memory
  • Riding

    Favorite Activity

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  • Paige

    "My favorite Dana Hall activity has been riding because the trainers at the Equestrian Center are really great and helpful. I always feel like I'm learning and improving while having fun."
    -Paige '20

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  • Bardwell

    Favorite Place
  • Cabaret

    Favorite Tradition
  • Writing a play

    Favorite Assignment

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  • Anna K.

    "My favorite Dana Hall tradition is Cabaret. At the end of the night, as we sang class songs, there was this immense feeling of love and support. In that moment I just felt like I finally belonged somewhere, and that somewhere was here."
    -Anna '19

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  • MFA project

    Favorite Project
  • Performing Arts

    Favorite Activity
  • Western Civilization

    Favorite Class

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  • Annie

    "Performing in plays and musicals is something I never imagined myself doing before coming to Dana. It is definitely out of my comfort zone, and I have learned so much from my peers and from the talented and committed teachers. I have grown to love my moments on stage and really share my passion with everyone else."
    -Annie '20

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  • Homecoming

    Favorite Tradition
  • Lit Comp I

    Favorite Class
  • The Shipley Center

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  • Grace Quote

    "Homecoming is my favorite Dana Hall tradition. I enjoyed showing my parents my classes and I especially enjoyed playing in my first Dana homecoming soccer game. The comradery and support I felt from my teammates and the Dana community were overwhelming. Everyone displayed his or her Dana spirit!"
    -Grace '20

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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

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  • Math Modeling

    Favorite Assignment
  • Varsity Tennis

    Favorite Activity
  • Winning the EIL Championship

    Favorite Memory

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  • Audrey

    "My absolute favorite Dana Hall memory of all time is winning the EIL Championship for tennis! Dana Hall Varsity Tennis faced our toughest rival for our last match. Everyone was watching that match; I remember the moment when I won my match and the whole team came out running and screaming onto the court. We were all hugging and smiling at each other. I was so proud to be a Dana Hall student-athlete."
    -Audrey '19

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  • Area Studies Symposium

    Favorite Assignment
  • Blue Key Club

    Favorite Activity
  • Middle Eastern Studies

    Favorite Class

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  • Caroline

    "Middle Eastern Studies has been my favorite Dana Hall class because both the teacher and the discussions always kept me engaged and excited to learn more."
    -Caroline '18

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  • Cabaret

    Favorite Tradition
  • Physics

    Favorite Class
  • The Library

    Favorite Place

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  • Evelyn

    "Cabaret is my favorite Dana Hall tradition. I was a little shy at the beginning of the school year, Cabaret was the first tradition that gave me the opportunity to meet new friends and perform with them.Cabaret also gave me the feeling that the Class of 2020 is a big family."
    -Evelyn '20

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  • 9th Grade Musical: Seussical

    Favorite Memory
  • Persuasive Oratory Assignment

    Favorite Assignment
  • Varsity Soccer

    Favorite Activity

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  • Nina Quote

    "My favorite Dana Hall memory was when I was in the musical Seussical in 8th grade. It was one of my favorite musicals to be a part of- singing, acting, and being with my friends is what made it such an amazing memory."
    -Nina '20