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

Report Card

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

About

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$58,190
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)
$71,748
Received Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid
$44,135
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
1360
134 responses
Average ACT
31
61 responses

What Vigor Means in Practice

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From hands-on labs to historical simulations and ethical debates, the classrooms at Dana Hall are a testament to the power of vigorous learning to cultivate critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills.

Culture & Safety

Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 17 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
  • Don't Trip
    25%
  • Senior- Sophomore bonding
    21%
  • Harbor Cruise
    15%
  • The junior-year Revels play
    15%
  • Step Sing
    10%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
35%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Afghanistan, Brazil
International Boarding Students
13%

Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
465
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 20 responses
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 20 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 20 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 13 responses

Dana Hall School Reviews

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