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Classes start the year with annual retreats
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Classes start the year with annual retreats

On Thursday, August 29, the entire student body at Dana Hall went on a retreat for a full day. They were divided by grade levels and traveled to locations as close as Kimball Farm and as far as New Hampshire. The freshman class went to Hale Reservation in Westwood, Massachusetts. […]

Not Your Average Prom: Dana Hall’s Best Buddies Prom
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Not Your Average Prom: Dana Hall’s Best Buddies Prom

The lights were on in Shipley’s fencing studio, but instead of a fencing meet, a DJ was mixing tunes from Gomez and Cyrus that inspired the crowd rush out onto the floor.  He played the crowd’s favorites, the dance floor was full, and everyone had a smile on their face. […]

The Changing Face of Foreign Teachers
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The Changing Face of Foreign Teachers

People sometimes hear about face changing actors in the Peking Opera—they change masks with their changing moods, revealing a new dimension of their personalities. Similarly, and perhaps surprisingly, there is a group of teachers at Dana Hall School who also have changing faces. In a diverse community like the Dana […]

The History behind Healthy Eating at Dana
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The History behind Healthy Eating at Dana

  Can you believe that there are connections between the Ford Mustang and healthy eating at Dana Hall? Lee Iacocca, the American business man renowned as the president of Ford Motors and one of the greatest salesmen in the U.S. history, sent his granddaughters Mary-Caitlin Hentz ’06, Molly Hentz ’09, […]

Here to Help
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Here to Help

Trying desperately to reach the final hold, Logan, age 11, pushed up with all his strength and extended his tired arm. He brushed his fingers on the ceiling, adding his fingerprints to the dark circle of smudges at the top of the rope. “I’m so happy,” he grinned, as he […]

She Sails 2013: Inspiring Dana Hall Women
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She Sails 2013: Inspiring Dana Hall Women

Sail on, sail far and, most importantly, sail to She Sails 2013: Inspiring Dana Hall Women on April 27, 2013, 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Last year’s She Sails was the hit of the spring as students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumnae all gathered for a day of activities, inspiration, […]

Top Secret at Dana Hall School
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Top Secret at Dana Hall School

On a typical afternoon meeting of the Disciplinary Committee, you would find Ms. Ryan, Mr. Mather, Director of Upper School, two students leaders, and one faculty from Upper School—the Disciplinary Committee for the day—sitting around an oval table in the academic office’s conference room reading a one-page brief detailing the […]

Dana Hall Art Gallery: A Girl and Her Room
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Dana Hall Art Gallery: A Girl and Her Room

The Dana Hall Art Gallery opened a new exhibit on the 15th of January that featured pictures from Rania Matarís work from her book, A Girl and Her Room, published in May 2012. The art contains revealing pictures of teenage girls in the most personal space they have: their bedrooms. […]

Running for a Cure to Breast Cancer
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Running for a Cure to Breast Cancer

Looking out at homecoming, an outsider would think that Dana Hall’s school colors were pink, blue and white. The Dana Hall community, teachers, students, and even parents, covered in pink ribbons and face paint, came out to support raising money and awareness for breast cancer research during the big day […]

The Bittersweet Experience of International Students
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The Bittersweet Experience of International Students

Studying abroad is expensive—not only economically but also spiritually. There are nearly 723,277 international students in the United States, and China represents the largest population with 13,000 students. About 19% of the students at Dana Hall School are international citizens. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, international students contribute […]