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Diversity

As affirmed in Dana Hall’s Diversity Statement, “Dana Hall School believes that diversity and multiculturalism are key elements in fostering excellence in every aspect of our community. We are committed to building an inclusive community that respects and affirms each of its members, honoring their diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and socioeconomic status. We are committed to building an educational program that recognizes and values the many peoples and perspectives of our community and the world. We realize that conflicts may arise in the creation of such a community, but we see these possible conflicts as opportunities for growth, for open and honest communication, and for learning. Through our commitment to diversity, the Dana Hall community prepares students for the challenges and choices they will face as women and citizens of the world.”  

11TH GRADE BOARDING STUDENT

The most valuable part of the multicultural experience that I had at Dana Hall is being introduced to the different cultures people have in this school. I enjoy learning new things about everyone’s culture from the type of food that they eat to the many traditions they have with their family.” 
Students have many opportunities to get involved with diversity and multiculturalism, including:
  • BRIDGE - gay/straight/bisexual/transgender alliance
  • ISA (International Student Association) - supports international students and educates the Dana Hall community about different cultures.  
  • Kesher - Jewish cultural educational/alliance club 
  • Model UN - A team that debates, explores and develops solutions pertaining to contemporary and historic events on a global scale at national competitions   
  • SHADES (Sisters Honoring All Diasporas Enlightening Society) - multicultural club  
  • Salaam - Educational Muslim alliance club
Multiculturalism is interwoven into the curriculum in Dana's academic courses, in addition to a specific diversity curriculum in the required Forum classes for 8th, 9th and 10th grade. Academic offerings also include area studies such as African Area Studies, East Asian Area Studies, Latin American Area Studies, Middle Eastern Area Studies, and Russian Area Studies.

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