Dana Hall School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: 781-235-3010 x2531
45 Dana Road
Wellesley, MA 02482
  • Dana Hall School: Girls Learning, Leading, Succeeding Located 12 miles west of Boston, Dana Hall is an all-girls day and boarding school for grades 5-12.
  • Since its founding in 1881, Dana Hall has been committed to the education of young women, academic excellence and the encouragement of a well-rounded, balanced education.Teaching young women is what Dana Hall does best.Encouraged by strong role models, Dana Hall students find their voice; they learn to express their opinions and take on new challenges.They find confidence and strength, and they acquire the habits of hard work and the skills to succeed throughout their lives.

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  • Class of 1986
    5 Stars   6/13/2017
    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. . .

  • Class of 1980
    5 Stars   8/22/2017
    University of Illinois
    Traditions dating back to the 1800"s enrich the students live.Girls from all over the world attend, which makes a culturally rich environment for all. . .

  • Class of 1980
    5 Stars   6/12/2017
    West Virginia University
    Dana Hall is for girls only. The class size is small and the students come from all over the world. . .

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2017 School Data
Dana Hall SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)5-129-12
School TypeAll-girlsCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18811910
Campus Size55 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment482 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1885* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1690 - 2060-
Average ACT score28*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1716
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$47 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$59,680$47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$35,002$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineJan. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT58%-
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsWendy Sibert Secor, P15 & 13
Associate Director of AdmissionsNancy Mortarelli

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1716
CoursesAP 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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1414
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations4623
Extracurricularsand Hallmanac, Aqua Aerobics, Architecture Club, Best Buddies, Big/Little Siblings, Blue Key, Bridge Club, Caritas Curing Cancer, Chamber, China Care, Chorus, Community Service Club, CREW, Dana Canvas, Dana Hall School of Music: instrumental lessons, Dance Club, Disciplinary Council, Environment Club, Focus, French Club, Gospel, Green Team, International Student Club, K2K (kid to kid tutoring), Kesher,

College Matriculation

Year: 2009 - 201310 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston College9
Columbia University5
Brown University4
University of St. Andrews4
Duke University3
Harvard University3
Middlebury College3
Princeton University2
Vanderbilt University2
Yale University2
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Mission Statement: Dana Hall School is committed to fostering excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics within a vibrant, caring community. With emphasis on integrity, leadership, diversity, and service as well as on respect for self and others, Dana Hall provides its students with a unique opportunity to prepare themselves for the challenges and choices they will face as women and citizens of the world.
  • School accreditations: NEASC
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