Academics / Community

Dana Hall community prepares to move into the new Upper School Classroom Building

After this article was published, Ms. Bradley has announced that the ribbon cutting ceremony and the opening of the Upper School building will happen on March 4. The Classroom Building Project has been underway for a year and a half, and Dana Hall’s Administration has planned out a five to […]

Academics / Community

Sabbatical replacement, Mr. Juarez, ready to teach and learn

Mr. Esteban Juarez is a new Social Studies teacher who is filling in Ms. Heather Panahi’s African Area Studies and Comparative Politics classes while she is on sabbatical. Mr. Juarez brings many years of experience to the department. “Joining in the middle of the year, everyone has been welcoming and […]

Academics / Lifestyle

Taylor Swift courses enter the classroom

Many young people are interested in Taylor Swift, from all over the world to here at Dana Hall. Swift is a 12-time Grammy winner and arguably the biggest pop star today. She is so successful in her field of singing and songwriting that her work is being taught in universities. […]

Academics / Community

Dana Hall Changes the School Calendar for this School Year

Dana Hall has three and a half weeks of class between Thanksgiving and Winter Break this year, longer than many previous years. Students will leave for Winter Break on Wednesday, December 20, after Revels, and return on Thursday, January 4, adding up to 14 days off, four days less than […]

Academics / Community

Ms. Paone is a bright addition to the Social Studies Department

Ms. Marianna Paone is the newest member of the Upper School Social Studies department this year. Originally from the small village of Rockville Centre on Long Island, NY, Ms. Paone holds a bachelor’s degree in European History from Bates College, and she recently graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of […]


The SAT and PSAT come to the computer screen 

For the first time in the United States, the SAT, or the “Scholastic Aptitude Test”, and the PSAT will move away from their traditional paper-pencil format and will take a new, digital form. The digital PSAT is currently available to Dana students, as tenth and eleventh graders took it this […]


Dana Hall offers a new Data Science course

Data Science is a new interdisciplinary course offered at Dana Hall that combines social studies, statistics, and computer science. Mr. Brian Cook, Dr. Alla Baranovsky, and Ms. Cloricia (Pat) Townsend, respectively, specialize in the different parts of Data Science and teach the class together. Students learn to analyze large data […]

Academics / Community

Ms. Ryan brings enthusiasm to the English Department

Ms. Julia Ryan is the new English teacher this year who is filling in while Dr. Julia Bucci is on a one-year sabbatical. Ms. Ryan brings years’ worth of experience, passion, and enthusiasm towards literature while teaching 9th and 10th graders. She says, “I’m so happy to be here at […]

Academics / Community

Ms. Sly joins Dana Hall as the new Director of the Helen Temple Cooke Library

This August, Ms. Dana Sly, a veteran librarian with an eye for creativity and innovation, joined the history-packed Helen Temple Cooke Library community as the new library director. So far, her favorite part of Dana Hall is definitely the people. “They’re so warm, so welcoming, and it seems like a […]

Academics / Opinion

Dana Hall needs to consider learners who benefit from paper

Headaches, bad posture, fluctuating sleep schedules, and distractions are the result of working on computer or iPad. Paper can actually be beneficial to learning as opposed to working on technology, which can be hurtful towards the academic growth of teens. In my opinion, there is nothing that helps me learn […]