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Dana Hall School
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  • Private, Boarding, All-Girls
  • WELLELSEY, MA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We look forward to welcoming you to campus, either virtually or in-person. We offer both in-person and virtual campus tours; all of our interviews will take place virtually. All visitors to campus must have an appointment and be masked, regardless of vaccination status. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Sports
    grade A

About

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$52,530
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$64,770
Received Financial Aid
26%
Average Financial Aid
$38,925
From Dana Hall School

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 Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
148 responses
Average ACT
31
67 responses

Current Topics in Science at Dana Hall School

Students gain background knowledge on units such as climate science, infectious disease, genetic engineering, forensic science, and marine biology, and take their foundational knowledge to the next level as they explore what is happening in the here and now. Special guest speakers in the fields of science visit the class to share their field experiences.

Culture & Safety

Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
  • Don't Trip
    26%
  • Senior- Sophomore bonding
    22%
  • The junior-year Revels play
    17%
  • Harbor Cruise
    15%
  • Step Sing
    11%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
35%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
China, Hong Kong, Iraq, South Korea, Thailand
International Boarding Students
16%

Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
483
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 17 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 17 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 17 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 10 responses

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Rating 4.22 out of 5  64 reviews
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