Holidays during the pandemic Holidays during the pandemic
Ms. Riaz comes “full circle” Ms. Riaz comes “full circle”
Dana Hall’s hybrid model is only one of many Dana Hall’s hybrid model is only one of many
How to host a socially distanced movie night: Teleparty How to host a socially distanced movie night: Teleparty



Holidays during the pandemic

Individuals, families and institutions are reimagining the holiday season, stretching from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Regardless of how people typically celebrate the holidays, everyone may need to alter their traditions this year due to canceled events and new stay-at-home restrictions.  In Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker has implemented new COVID-19 […]


Ms. Riaz comes “full circle”

It’s a “full circle moment” for Ms. Nez Riaz ’14, the Dana Hall Art Department’s newest member. For six years, Dana Hall was Ms. Riaz’s school home and provided her the opportunity to nourish her art career. She credits the teachers, students, and specifically the Art Department for opening her […]

Community / Opinion

Quarantine’s effect on my mental health

Quarantine has been hard on a lot of people, and we talk about the stress of it all, but we don’t recognize how this affects our mental health. I should know, I have been on a mental health journey throughout quarantine.  In my personal experience during quarantine, my mental health […]

Academics / Uncategorized

Dana Hall’s hybrid model is only one of many

Before the 2020-21 school year could begin, Dana Hall and surrounding independent schools were tasked with a complex challenge: creating a learning model that would be successful for all community members. Local students and their families at Dana Hall were given the choice to be fully remote or a hybrid […]


How to host a socially distanced movie night: Teleparty

In March, as the world watched itself close down, I began sitting in my basement, freaking out about remote school and the fact that I likely would not see my friends for months. No social contact, too much work, and stuffy rooms were getting to be too much for me.  […]


Riding through the pandemic: COVID-19 and the Dana Hall barn

After a 9-week lockdown of the Karen Stives ’68 Equestrian Center due to COVID-19, the barn is back in business … with some changes. Last spring, when the barn was told to close its gates to all riders, “a little bit of panic” struck Ms. Sarah Summers, Director of the […]

Community / Opinion

The ethics of the choice to return to campus

In early August, when the Dana Hall administration released the school’s original plan to start 100% online, I was disappointed yet not surprised. I understood that by staying home, Dana Hall was prioritizing the safety of the community. I was upset because I was missing out on my senior year. […]


The “new normal”: How Dana Hall is handling a divided student body

As a community built on sisterhood and connection, Dana Hall has been faced with the challenge of a divided campus due to COVID-19. Since about one third of the Upper School’s student body is fully remote until at least January while the other two thirds are hybrid, keeping the students […]

Academics / Community

Students’ learning experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic

This fall, Dana Hall students have had two different learning models, as laid out by Head of School Katherine Bradley in an August 19 email. Local students were given the option to choose between learning 100% remotely or in the hybrid model, which is 50% remote learning and 50% on-campus […]

The Nation and the World

The danger in voting third-party

The year is 2020. As Americans, we’ve been through a lot, and as this year comes to an end, Election Day arrives. This election is unlike any other election in contemporary history. We’re in the middle of a global pandemic, so human lives are on the line. How our country’s […]