Student Life

Clubs And Organizations

Dana students join, lead and love dozens of clubs. There are several staples that continue from year to year, but the list changes to reflect student interest.   


  • Blue Key: A student organization that works closely with the Admission Office giving campus tours to prospective students and their families.
  • BRIDGE: gay/straight/bisexual/transgender alliance
  • Community Service Advisory Board: Facilitates and implements Community Service programs and events at Dana Hall
  • CREW: Dana Hall's spirit club that helps to unify and energize the student body for pep rallies and sporting events. 
  • Dana Hall Memory Project: Members research Dana history in the archives, interview alumnae and share findings with the community 
  • Disciplinary Committee: A committee of students and adults who address violations of school rules and regulations
  • Ed Techies: Composed of student educational technologist that work to enhance learning and engagement in 21st century technological skills.
  • Entrepreneurship Club: This club gets together every other week to innovate, analyze the marketing of products, and will occasionally have inspirational guest speakers 
  • Focus: School yearbook
  • Gospel Choir: Gives students the opportunity to learn, perform, and enjoy gospel music
  • Green Team (Environmental Club): Dedicated to educating the Dana Community about issues relating to the environment
  • Hallmanac: Offers the opportunity for students to write articles for the Hallmanac, Dana Hall’s newspaper. Check them out online!
  • International Student Association (ISA): Supports international students and educates the Dana Hall community about different cultures
  • Kesher: A Jewish Student Youth Group where members are involved in community service projects as well as activities that encourage Jewish learning and thought
  • Mirage: Dana’s Literary Magazine. Check out the Mirage!
  • Model UN: Teaches students to prepare for and participate in debate competitions in New England and throughout the US
  • Peer Education: A component of Dana Hall’s Health Education Program where Dana students tutor/teach other students and facilitate student/parent education nights
  • Philharmonic Benefit ClubA group of students/musicians who love music and who dedicate their time and talent to participate in the annual charity concert for Partners in Health
  • Proctors: Students who provide leadership in the dorms
  • Salaam: A group that educates students about Islam and supports Muslim students at Dana Hall
  • SHADES (Sisters Honoring All Diasporas & Enlightening Society): Dana’s multicultural awareness club, organized to give students a forum to discuss events and issues, and provide education that relates to multiculturalism
  • Student Activities: Works with the Student Activities Coordinator to help plan weekend activities
  • Student Council: Elected officials who serve and empower the student body
  • Technovation: Club members participate in the Technovation Challenge, which is an international competition. Students will design and develop their own business plan, an App to benefit their community, a marketing plan, and formal pitches to deliver in front of live judges
Students are encouraged to propose new clubs if they have a particular area of interest they would like to share with the community. Some examples of recent student-initiated clubs: Cahier du Cinema (Movie Club), Entrepreneurs Club, Film Club, He for She, Humans of Dana Hall, MFA Club, STAR club, and TED ED club.

Middle School Club

Middle School club offerings can vary annually. Each year, Middle School students and teachers collaborate to explore new possibilities and club offerings. 
  • Art Club: Students will participate in art service projects to enhance our school, including painting our Gaga Pit, painting frames to showcase Middle School artwork and creating a mixed media color wheel for the art classroom.
  • BookLove: BookLove is a club for sharing a love of books and reading. We will be discussing our favorites and preparing book talks to present to the Middle School at Morning Meeting.
  • Garden Club: Students will harvest food from our Community Garden and prepare the beds for a long winter’s nap.
  • Jr. STEMinist Club: Using BOSEbuild Speaker Cubes, students will be “Discovering Sound.” For their final design, they will customize their BOSEbuild Speaker Cubes and use the BOSE light and sound sensors to design and create a musical performance that best captures “The Sounds of Spring.”
  • Mandarin Club: Students will be exposed to Chinese culture with the Upper School Mandarin teacher by learning some language, calligraphy, dancing and Chinese crafts.
    • Model United Nations Club

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