Academics / Athletics / Community

New faculty join the Dana Hall “big family”

This year, Dana Hall’s faculty has expanded greatly. Ms. Nia Hays, Upper School Academic Dean, comments that the new teachers “are exactly who you want in a school community—people who are strong classroom teachers, passionate about the subject area, multi-talented, creative, and engaging.” Ms. Jasmine Xiang joins the World Languages […]


Foxhunting: The exhilaration of unrestrained riding

When autumn and spring descend upon New England, foxes everywhere turn over in their dens, for with the warm weather comes the commencement of foxhunting season. Not just a British pastime romanticized on shows like Downton Abbey, the sport is a little known American staple for equestrian lovers, with a […]


Dana Hall Softball takes Disney World

Fifteen members of the Dana Hall Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Middle School Softball teams traveled to Orlando, Florida, for spring training at Disney’s Wide World of Sports during the first week of spring break. Varsity Softball coach Dr. John Doll, Middle School Softball Coach Ms. Leslie Doll, and Assistant Varsity […]


Spinning comes to the Shipley Center

Dana Hall is adding a spinning room in the Shipley Center, according to John Suby, the Director of Athletics, who hopes that the new room will be built over Spring Break. Spinning, or indoor cycling, is a form of exercise which has recently become extremely popular. It involves a stationary bike and […]


Fencing to victory

The fencing team won the State Championships after fighting all day at Concord Carlisle High School on February 7. The team ended up victorious, winning the State Champions for the third year in a row. Ally Wolf ’17 placed first in Sabre, retaining her State Championship for the second year […]


The Varsity Swim Team reaches for continued success

With about two weeks left of the winter sports season, the Dana Hall Varsity Swim Team is hoping to win the Eastern Independent League Championships (EILS) for the eighth consecutive year and the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Championships (NEPSACs) for the third year in a row. So far the […]


Varsity Volleyball successfully juggles exams and tournament play

Leading up and into November exams, the Varsity Volleyball team participated in the New England Class B Tournament (“New England’s”), and made it the farthest the volleyball team has in Dana Hall history. The Varsity Volleyball team consists of three seniors, four juniors, three sophomores, and four freshmen. The team […]

Athletics / Community

Sydney Soloway helps others through her love of sports

Sydney Soloway ’18 created SquashCares in 2014, using her love of squash to help the less fortunate in two ways: making “ball blankets” for those with autism or ADHD, and collecting used squash equipment for squash programs that are in need of extra squash rackets and sneakers. Soloway was inspired […]


Cross Country dominates, establishing a running victory against top rival

On Wednesday, October 21, a damp day swollen with cold, the Dana Hall Varsity Cross Country team beat their top rival, Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart (NCDS), on Newton’s own course, for the first time in 15 years. Two weeks later, on October 30, the Cross Country […]


Falcone is her name, Dana spirit is her game

Ms. Krista Falcone, one of Dana Hall’s English teachers, has taken on a new role as the Communications Liaison for Athletics. With the start of the 2015 fall athletics season, Ms. Falcone has revamped the school’s Dana Dragon Instagram and Twitter pages and has encouraged spirit and support for all of Dana’s competitive […]