45 Dana Road
Wellesley, MA 02482
Audacious since 1881, Dana Hall School has always been dedicated to providing the vigorous education that every girl deserves-one that`s academically ambitious, rich with opportunity, and fiercely empowering.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 481 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $68,765
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Dana Hall School ranks among the top 10 schools with > 400 students (out of 100 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Dana Hall School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
5-12
Grades Offered (Day)
5-12
Pre-K-12
School Type
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1881
1906
Campus Size
55 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
481 students
310 students
% Students of Color
37%
25%
% International Students
11%
20%
% Students Boarding
23%
70%
Average SAT Score
1340
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
28
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
17
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
76%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$75.9 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$68,765
$61,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$33,900
% Students on Financial Aid
24%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$41,517
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
55%
58%
Director of Admissions
Angela N. Brown
Associate Director of Admissions
Elizabeth Connelly

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
17
17
Courses
AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English composition, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Latin, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
23
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
and Hallmanac, Big/Little Siblings, Blue Key, Boarding and Day Prefects, Bridge Club, Community Service Club, Disciplinary Council, Environment Club, Focus, French Club, Kesher, Rock Climibing, Salaam, Student Publications: Mirage, Vegetarian Food and Cooking Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber, Chorale/Honors Chorale, Chorus, Dance Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Drama Productions, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Yoga

College Matriculation

Year: 2021
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Bucknell University
5
American University
3
Boston University
3
Emory University
3
New York University
3
Syracuse University
3
Tufts University
3
University of Michigan
3
Wake Forest University
3
Northeastern University
2

School Notes

  • 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. 
  • Dana Hall School accreditations: NEASC
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Dana Hall School cost?

Dana Hall School's tuition is approximately $68,765 for boarding students.

What is the acceptance rate of Dana Hall School?

The acceptance rate of Dana Hall School is 55%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 58%.

What sports does Dana Hall School offer?

Dana Hall School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball.

What is Dana Hall School's ranking?

Dana Hall School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Small average class sizes.

When is the application deadline for Dana Hall School?

The application deadline for Dana Hall School is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description

Class of 2018
5.00
Emory University
The relationships I had with my teachers will stick with me for the rest of my life. They encouraged me, challenged me, rooted for me, and wanted only the best for me and my classmates. . .

Class of 2016
5.00
University of Pennsylvania
One thing unique about Dana is its horse stables. This is one of the main reasons why I was initially drawn to the school. I loved horses and wanted to learn horseback riding in boarding. . .

Class of 1986
5.00
College of William and Mary
Emphasis on self determination. Empowered women in a time with little empowerment. Holistic yet traditional approach to education-all subjects given equal importance and delivered with equal rigor.Tuesday night family style dinners for boarders and. . .
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 481 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $68,765
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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