Overview

Dana Hall School is unlike any other learning environment a girl will ever experience. We’re a school where students tackle demanding coursework and high academic expectations with joy, enthusiasm, and genuine curiosity. A place where girls take the lead in every classroom, on every stage, and on every sports field. We cultivate an environment in which students feel free to discover, become, and express exactly who they are.

At Dana Hall, we believe that academic excellence is best realized in girls whose social and emotional needs are equally considered with their intellect. Here, girls have a rare opportunity to explore—fully and without reserve—every aspect of who they are. Their true interests, nascent talents, bold ambitions, and leadership qualities. What ignites their curiosity, moves their hearts, and gives them purpose. Since 1881, our students’ undeniable success—at Dana Hall, in college, and in the world—has borne out the wisdom of our educational philosophy.
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Dana Hall School With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

A Boarding
A Matriculation
A- Academics
A Extracurricular activities
A+ Community
A Reviews
A Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12
All-girls
Urban
ESL: No
Boarding Tuition: $74,977
Day S. Tuition: $58,190
# of Students: 325
Boarding Rate: 24%
Teacher:Student: 1:6%
International Student: 10%
AP Courses: 18
Endowment: $243,692/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 80%
SAT: 1480/1600
IB: No
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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2
#5 Yale University 1
#9 Northwestern University 1
LAC #2 Amherst College 1
#13 Dartmouth College 2
#14 Brown University 2
#14 Washington University in St. Louis 1
LAC #3 Swarthmore College 1
#17 Cornell University 3
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 1
#21 Emory University 1
#23 Georgetown University 1
#23 University of Michigan 2
LAC #5 Wellesley College 1
#28 New York University 3
#28 Tufts University 1
#28 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1
#28 Wake Forest University 2
LAC #6 Bowdoin College 1
#34 University of California: San Diego 2
#36 Boston College 2
#42 Boston University 1
#42 Tulane University 3
LAC #9 Carleton College 1
#49 Northeastern University 3
#49 Purdue University 1
#49 Villanova University 1
#55 Rhodes College 2
#55 Santa Clara University 2
#55 University of Miami 1
#57 Penn State University Park 1
#59 Syracuse University 1
#62 Rutgers University 1
#63 George Washington University 1
#63 University of Connecticut 1
#63 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1
LAC #13 Hamilton College 1
#68 Fordham University 1
#68 University of Massachusetts Amherst 1
#72 Reed College 1
#75 Clemson University 2
#79 American University 2
#79 Brigham Young University 1
LAC #17 Barnard College 2
LAC #17 Colby College 1
#94 Lewis & Clark College 1
#99 University of Oregon 1
#104 University of Colorado Boulder 1
LAC #25 Bates College 1
#136 University of New Hampshire 1
#148 San Diego State University 1
#151 University of Mississippi 1
LAC #35 College of the Holy Cross 1
LAC #38 Bucknell University 2
LAC #38 Skidmore College 2
LAC #46 Trinity College 1
University College London 1
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AP Courses

(Total 18)
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Literature and Composition
European History
French Language and Culture
Latin
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Literature and Composition
European History
French Language and Culture
Latin
Spanish Language and Culture
Spanish Literature and Culture
Statistics
Studio Art: 2-D Design
Studio Art: 3-D Design
Studio Art: Drawing
United States History
Physics C: Mechanics
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Sports

(Total 14)
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Equestrain
Fencing
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Equestrain
Fencing
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 45)
Asian Affinity Group
Blue Key
BRIDGE
Community Service Advisory Board
Crew
Disciplinary Committee
Focus
Girl Up
Gospel Choir
Green Action Committee
Asian Affinity Group
Blue Key
BRIDGE
Community Service Advisory Board
Crew
Disciplinary Committee
Focus
Girl Up
Gospel Choir
Green Action Committee
Hallmanac
International Student Association (ISA)
Kesher
Mirage
Mixed Race Affinity Group
Model UN
Neurodiversity Alliance Group
Peer Education
Proctors
Salaam
SHADES (Sisters Honoring All Diasporas & Enlightening Society)
STAR Club
Student Activities
Student Council
AFUN (Animal Club)
Anime Club
ArtSquad
Babel (linguistics and philosophy)
Baking Club
Book Club
Business Club
Coding Club
HOPE (Health & Happiness
Optimism
Psychology and Encouragement)
Journaling Club
KPop/Girls' Hip Hop
Math Club
Middle School Outreach
Music Appreciation
Namaste Club
Lab Dragons
Stock and Investment Club
String Society
Winter Guard
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Arts

(Total 70)
Acting
Band
Chamber Choir
Choir
Choreography
Chorus
Dance
Directing
Jazz
Music
Acting
Band
Chamber Choir
Choir
Choreography
Chorus
Dance
Directing
Jazz
Music
Performing
Playwriting
Songwriting
String
Art History
Ceramics
Drawing
Photography
Studio Art
Architecture
Design
Art Lab
Painting
Tech Theater
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1881
Campus Size: 55 acres
Boarding Rate: 24%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 01/15
Interview: On Campus, Admission Travel to China, Zoom
School Code:
TOEFL: 7507
SSAT: 2728
ISEE: 222275

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SSAT

Brief Reviews

(Total 28)
4.9/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 4)
5.0 / 5 Overall
5.0 / 5 Academics
5.0 / 5 Campus
5.0 / 5 Student Life
5.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
5.0 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

(Total 146)
Recommended
Recommended
4.5 (20 reviews)

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Frequently Ask Questions about Dana Hall School

Tell me a bit about Dana Hall School.
Dana Hall School is All-girls private boarding school located in Massachusetts, US. It was founded 1881 , and currently has about 325 students, 10.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.danahall.org.
Does Dana Hall School have rigorous academic requirements?
Dana Hall School is offering 18 AP courses.

Dana Hall School also have 80% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do Dana Hall School students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 25% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 13.64% go to top 25, and about 9.09% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
What is the application requirement for Dana Hall School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Dana Hall School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for Dana Hall School’s All-girls student?
The total fee for Dana Hall School in 2024 is $72,248 ~ $73,248, which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admission@danahall.org .
Where is Dana Hall School located?
Dana Hall School is located in the State of Massachusetts of USA. The closest major city is Boston, which is about 12 miles away from school. Most families can choose Logan International Airport to travel in and out of school.
How popular is Dana Hall School on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, Dana Hall School is among the most popular schools, within top 47 for all schools on FindingSchool.

Also Dana Hall School has been favorited by 692 users.
How to start with an application with Dana Hall School?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about Dana Hall School. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit Dana Hall School’s official site: http://www.danahall.org or call them at 781-489-1331.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to Dana Hall School?
Yes, here are few: Walnut Hill School for the Arts, The Fessenden School and The Cambridge School of Weston.

The closest major city is Boston. You can find out more schools near Boston here.
What is the FindingSchool rating for Dana Hall School?
The overall rating for Dana Hall School is A.

The section ratings of Dana Hall School are:
A for Matriculation
A- for Academics
A for Extracurriculum
A+ for Community
A for Students and Parents reviews
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