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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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Raya '16

Favorite Dana Tradition

Harbor Cruise

At the beginning of the year before we start classes, the whole school goes onto a ferry that goes around Boston for a couple of hours. During that time we dance to the loud music, eat amazing food, and just have a great time! This is my favorite way to meet new girls because we are all together, dancing; it's in a way an icebreaker! When we get back to campus, we've built friendships on that ferry that will only grow stronger from there.

Favorite Dana Assignment

Making Newspapers in 6th Grade

We were studying the Revolutionary War and "taxation without representation." Our assignment was to write opinionated articles about the taxes and the different events that took place. In order to dress up our newspapers, we made advertisements for barbershops, blacksmiths, etc. When we were all done bringing all the pieces together, Mr. D'Ambrosio, our teacher, printed them out for us on large sheets of paper the size of actual newspapers. It was exciting to see it all in one piece knowing that you were the author!

Favorite Dana Class

Geometry

Math has always been my favorite subject, but it's never been to this level. I'm excited to go to math class everyday because of my teacher and my wonderful classmates. After we've learned a lesson, my classmates and I ask and discuss different properties of math out of pure interest. I've learned numerous facts about math that were not included in the curriculum such as where pi came from, “where would I actually use this?” (we actually use geometry everyday), and we've spent sometime looking at patterns in numbers. Passionate teachers at Dana go above and beyond to teach you the curriculum and instill interest for the subject in the students.

Favorite Dana Hall Activity

Community Service at Cradles to Crayons

Dana Hall teaches their students the motto "Amor Caritas", love and caring, and I have demonstrated my love and caring through community service. I've been introduced to Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit organization in Brighton supplying clothing and toys to children who are homeless or living in low-income situations. I've been going to C2C every Wednesday for two years now because it is a truly rewarding experience; the feeling you get when you finish a shift just makes you want to go back to help out some more. My favorite part of this experience is reading the letters from the children who receive these supplies; the time you put in to make a kid pack really impacts a child's life. We are fortunate for everything we have, so it's nice to take a break from work to help people who are less fortunate.

Favorite Place on Campus

Common Ground

There are so many places on campus that I love to be in, but Common Ground beats them all. Common Ground is where we have Step Sing, a really fun tradition, where we can go to grab a quick snack, and just to hang out. Whenever I want to take a break from studying, I make my way over to Common Ground because there is always someone you can hang out with there. Common means normal, popular, traditional; that's what Common Ground is.

Favorite Dana Hall Memory

My Class

Since I've been going to Dana since 6th grade, I have many experiences and memories engraved in me, but the most memorable thing that I will never forget as long as I live is my class. These people have been my best friend, a shoulder to cry on, a good laugh, and a whole lot of love. My classmates are not classmates, they are my sisters; we are one big family. The people you meet here complete the Dana experience. When senior year comes around, I don't know how I'm going to be able to leave my family; they'll always be on my mind.

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  • Making Newspapers

    Favorite Assignment
  • Geometry

    Favorite Dana Class
  • Community Service

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  • Testimonial

    “Passionate teachers at Dana go above and beyond to teach you the curriculum and instill interest for the subject in the students.”
    - RAYA '16