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Blue Key Student Tour Guide

Blue Key, the student club that provides campus tours for prospective students and their families, offers a look into life at Dana Hall through the eyes of a current student. It allows students to share their experiences and love for Dana with families outside of our community who may be interested in attending Dana Hall. The Blue Key Heads want you to know a little more about their life at Dana Hall.

Caroline '18

Hometown: Dover, Mass.
Sports/activities: Field Hockey, squash, tennis, Mirage (literary magazine), Star Club (Advancement Office), and Blue Key Tour Guide
Courses next year: AP U.S. History, AP Language and Composition, Latin 4/5, Molecular Biology, and Pre-Calculus
Favorite class: Middle Eastern Studies because my teacher, Mrs. Siemon, has taught us to open our minds, to take on a global perspective/initiative, and to help us understand current events in the world and the history behind why they are happening.
Favorite Dana tradition: Senior-Sophomore
Special person at Dana: I would say my advisor, Mrs. Connelly, has been a special person for me at Dana this year because she genuinely cares about the girls in her advisory, she takes time out of her busy schedule to check in with us, and she always arrives on the mornings that we have advisory with a bright and smiling face!
Best Dana moment: Everyday! But, in particular, I was very excited when I found out that I was accepted into the Australian exchange program for a summer abroad.
Best part about an all-girls environment: The all-girls environment is socially care-free. You get involved with your community and get to know your classmates better.
Why did you choose Dana: Dana interested me because it is a community of strong-minded and well-educated people who enjoy their time together and make the most of their school experience. I chose Dana because there is always something happening on campus. The school is a buzzing and lively little world within the heart of Wellesley Center, and I couldn't imagine a greater place to learn.

Kayla '19

Hometown: Wellesley, Mass. 
Sports/activities: Field Hockey, basketball, lacrosse, Blue Key Tour Guide, Peer Education, Star Club (Advancement Office), Kesher Club (A Jewish Student Youth Group)
Courses: Biology, U.S. History, Journalism, English, Pre-Calculus, Acting and Directing
Favorite class: African Studies
Favorite Dana tradition: Senior Sophomore! It is such a fun tradition to take part in and to watch. It really bonds the sophomore and senior classes.
Special person at Dana: My English teacher, Mr. Portlock, is an incredible teacher and he has taught me to think creatively when I write. He ​is also very caring, and watches out for his students and the Dana girls outside of his classroom.
Best Dana moment: My best Dana moment was during my first Family Weekend when I was in 8th grade. I was running around with my friends and I felt like I was really part of the Dana community, with amazing friends and teachers.
Best part about an all-girls environment: It is very relaxed and every student leadership position is held by a girl. It is also to amazing to have such incredible, powerful women to look up to everyday.
Why did you choose Dana: My Grandma went to Dana and came back for alumnae events. I decided to tour the School that she went to and loved the Dana atmosphere!

Nuchana '19

Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand
Sports/activities: Swimming, cross country, piano, violin
Courses next year: Molecular Biology, AB Calculus, Literature & Composition III, AP Chemistry, U.S. History and Studio Art
Favorite class: Middle Eastern Studies because it sparked my interest in the unknown part​s​ of the world, where the the national and regional histories have shaped the issues that are happening now.
Favorite Dana tradition: Senior-Sophomore because the sophomores get ​a lot of candy, and it also helps to create a stronger bond between the two classes.
Special person at Dana: Mrs. Miles because she is always there for me when I need support. Also, her smile is very warm and sweet, which makes me feel welcomed when I visit her.
Best Dana moment: Our annual class retreat is my favorite moment, it is a new memory and adventure every year.
Best part about an all-girls environment: It gives girls more opportunities to explore ​who they really are and strengthen relationships with their peers.
Why did you choose Dana: Dana has a comfortable environment. Not only does it ha​ve ​ strong academics, but Dana girls are also able to enjoy the school ​community.

Maggie '18

Hometown: Shanghai, China
Sports/activities: Varsity cross country, basketball, piano, drums
Courses next yearAP English and Literature, AP U.S. History, AP Studio Art, AB Calculus, Molecular Biology, Spanish III
Favorite classArt class, because the art studio is is where I can be creative and express myself. 
Favorite Dana tradition: During Senior-Sophomore, we get to know upperclassmen and get to develop a great relationship with the seniors.
Special person at DanaMy advisors, because they help me whenever I need it, and they are always there for me.
Best part about an all-girls environment: It is a very comfortable and studious environment.
Why did you choose DanaFor the environment, the great education and the leadership opportunities.

Ruthie '18

Hometown: Wilmington, Mass.
Sports/activitiesHallmanac, Blue Key, Chamber Singers and Dance.
Courses next year: Upper Level Physics, Pre-calculus with Apps, AP Language and Comp, AP US History, and Latin 3.
Favorite class: My favorite class this year was African Studies because it opened my eyes to all the different cultures and experience, but also the similarities between us and girls from the other side of the world at OWLAG (Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls).
Favorite Dana traditionHarbor Cruise
Favorite Dana momentWhen I was accepted to Dana Hall, my mom and I were so happy we cried.
Best part about an all-girls environmentThe best part of an all-girls environment is how we are taught to empower ourselves and other girls. We are taught to stand up for ourselves and not be afraid to speak out in class or real-world situations.
Why did you choose DanaThe moment I walked on campus it felt like home; I knew it was the place for me.

Campus Tour

Campus Tour

The best way to find out what makes Dana Hall so special is to visit our beautiful campus and see for yourself! These images share a sneak preview of what you can expect to see on your tour.

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  • Saliba Courtyard

    Favorite Place
  • Senior-Sophomore

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  • 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