Academics

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What classrooms will look like next year

Next year, Dana Hall faculty and students will return to a campus under construction. Without the use of the Classroom Building, which is being remodeled, a temporary building with six classrooms will be installed by the softball field close to the Riding Center and Shipley. Students will also have classes […]

Academics / Opinion

A sophomore’s new look at college admissions

As a current sophomore, I have been unhealthily stressed out about the college admission process. College admission is all I think about sometimes. I often ask myself what kind of college will accept my GPA, extracurricular activities, and SAT score. I thought that these are the most important jobs of […]

Academics / Opinion

Neurodiverse students aren’t benefiting from the current structure of 90-minute classes

Dana Hall introduced a new schedule this year, including new 90-minute periods. These classes were intended to benefit neurodiverse students, as these extended periods could be used for more projects and group work. Despite the good intentions for these periods, they aren’t being used in a way that benefits students.  […]

Academics

Final exams back at Dana after two years

During the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years, Dana Hall did not hold any schoolwide final exams due to the Covid pandemic. However, this year as things tend to become normal again, the school resumed final exams. The final exams are being held in the Shipley Center from May 31 to […]

Academics / Community

Mr. McShane brings humor and passion to the Science Department

John (Jake) McShane is a new member of the science department this year. He is teaching four sections of ninth grade physics and is currently the assistant Varsity Softball coach. A sign of his popularity was that he was chosen by students to dress up as a turkey as a […]

Academics / Community

Teachers prepare to move out of the Classroom Building after 66 years

Almost every classroom at Dana Hall is filled with books, posters on the wall, and notebooks from past years filling up the shelves. Now, teachers have been instructed to move everything out of their classrooms by the first week of June – every book, every poster, and every notebook. Starting […]

Academics / Community

Dr. B: A statistically impressive addition to Dana Hall

Dr. Alla Nikolaevna (pronounced: NIK-A-LY-VNA) Baranovsky is the newest member of Dana Hall’s math department. Dr. Baranovsky, who goes by Dr. B for short, teaches AP Statistics, Intro to Calculus and Statistics, and Algebra 2 with Applications. She is also an adviser to 10th-graders and the faculty advisor to the […]

Ode to the Classroom Building
Academics / Arts / Community

Ode to the Classroom Building

The Dana Hall Classroom building has seen about six decades of students, countless eras of fashion, and numerous learning models. Still, it has been a foundation for Dana Hall students to learn, lead, and grow through its sixty years of existence. This classroom renovation will mark a significant transition in […]

Academics / Community / Featured

An inside look at the new Classroom Building with exclusive renderings

The building that Dana Hall currently calls “the Upper School classroom building” was built in 1956. As of October 2021, Dana Hall has officially announced that as a part of the strategic plan – Vision 2025 – our current classroom building will be undergoing a major renovation and rebuild.  While […]

Academics

Dana Hall’s area studies classes are “one of a kind”

The Area Studies graduation requirement “ensures that all students have been introduced to the history and perspectives of a non-Western region in support of our mission to prepare students for the challenges they face as citizens of the world,” according to Dana Hall’s curriculum handbook. Alexandra Siemon, who has been […]