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Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA view map
All Girls, No Religious Affiliation
Dana Hall School: Girls Learning, Leading, Succeeding
45 Dana Road, P.O. Box 9010, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
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Admissions Phone:781-235-3010 ext.2531Fax:781-239-1383
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Posted on September 25, 2013
Dana's Model UN Team is one of the top 25 high school teams in the Northeast.
Summary: Dana Hall's curriculum encourages students to explore their intellectual potential, to discover the joy and satisfaction of learning, to master the skills necessary for continuing growth, and to appreciate the rewards of hard work. Students are expected to reach beyond the School's minimum requirements and to develop independence in the pursuit of learning. The strong liberal arts curriculum provides a broad preparation for college, and courses in every department ensure rigorous challenges along with ample opportunities for success.
Department Director: Jessica Keimowitz
Average Class Size: 12
Full Time Teachers: 61
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 78.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 9:1
Number of AP Courses Offered: 17
Summary: Dana Hall girls come from fifteen countries and fifteen states. There is a buzz of activity and languages, even well into the evening throughout the six dorms. This percolating spirit shapes all of our interactions. It is this diversity of clutures and backgrounds that gives Dana Hall an eclectic vigor. You will find people like you and unlike you. There is always something new to learn about others and yourself. At Dana Hall you can feel both comfortable and fascinated every day.
Department Director: Donna Corrigan
Number of Dorms: 6
Average Students Per Dorm: 25
No. of Girls Dorms: 6
Dress Code: Casual
Summary: At Dana Hall, students have the flexibility to partake in varied activities, to be multi-dimensional. It's not unusual to be a serious musician and edit the newspaper and volunteer in a literacy program. You can be a lacrosse player and work the lightboard for the spring musical. If you are not into team sports, you can take yoga or daytime fitness and work on your sculpture after class. You can make joyful noise with the Gospel Choir and use your idealism and management abilities to plan Earth Day. Whether you are accomplished or novice, you can enjoy our distinguished programs in horseback riding, music, and the arts. Somehow at Dana Hall even the most disparate pieces fit together.
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Summary: Making art - on the stage or in the studio - is a powerful way of finding out about yourself and the world. Art is fascinating and exhilarating - and it is an integral part of your education at Dana Hall.
You may already see yourself as an artist, an actress, a musician, a dancer. Or you may be perfectly certain that you cannot draw or act or sing or dance. Whatever your past experience, our accomplished faculty will build your confidence and introduce you to ideas, materials and perspectives you have never explored before.
Likewise, Dana Hall's athletic program is an integral part of the school's curriculum, and, as such, it provides opportunities for instruction, participation, and growth.
The athletic program strives to promote healthy competition and to embody the highest ideals of sportsmanship and respect. Students are encouraged to strive to compete at the highest level their ability and performance will allow. Accordingly, Dana Hall provides appropriate levels of competition for each athlete.
Arts Department Director: Kevin Groppe
Athletics Department Director: John Suby
Notable Achievements: Varsity Fencing 2011 Mass State Champions, Varsity Swim undefeated in the E.I.L , League Champions for the 2nd year in a row
Summary: Our administrators and faculty know their job is to prepare students for a life filled with opportunities. We help outfit a student's bag of tools with skills she will need to think critically, write persuasively, and speak intelligently.
At Dana Hall, the world comes to our students. About 125 college and university representatives visit our campus each year. Our experienced college counselors begin working with girls in the middle of sophomore year. They help girls evaluate their goals and talents. Students are thrilled by the revelatory experience. When students are ready to begin their college search, they already have a true sense of what would suit and stretch their intellects and abilities.
Department Director: Jacquie Serafino
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Summary: The Girls' Summer Leadership Program at Dana Hall seeks to cultivate in its participants Dana Hall School's core values of integrity, leadership, diversity, and service, as well as respect for self and others. This program provides participants with the unique opportunity to prepare themselves for the challenges and choices they will face as high school students.
Whether participants will enter a co-ed or same-sex high school in the fall, the Girls Summer Leadership Program is designed to help girls find the tools they need to navigate this transition with confidence and self-awareness.
Department Director: Kristin Ryan
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