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Rebrand and rebuild: Dana Hall’s changing future

For the first time since 2012, Dana Hall has launched a major marketing campaign to reflect the School’s current mission and values. Key changes include a new, more defined monogram and a tagline to help “cultivate an environment in which students can discover, become, and express exactly who they are,” […]

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Ms. Anderson brings a “breath of fresh air” to Student Affairs

Jacquelyne (Jackie) Anderson — the Student Activities Coordinator, Senior Class Dean, and Varsity Basketball coach — is a new staff member of Dana Hall this year. Kathy Hamel, Associate Dean of Students and fellow Senior Class Dean, said of Ms. Anderson, “She’s been a really nice addition to the Student […]

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Wellesley families stand against bullying in their town

On October 20, I drove to Dana Hall like any regular school morning, passing Wellesley High School on my route. On this particular day, though, I saw a large crowd of people protesting outside Wellesley High School. Signs reading “Wake up Administration,” “You’re silence is deafening,” “WMHS do better,” and […]

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The indisputable importance of affinity spaces

Efforts by conservative Wellesley parents to eliminate affinity spaces in Wellesley Public Schools are at best misguided but more likely conscious attempts to protect their privilege.  In light of the shootings in Atlanta last March that left six Asian American women dead, Wellesley Public Schools invited community members of color […]

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Ms. Nagler brings a new perspective on diversity and inclusion

Rachel Nagler, the new Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, intends to bring a “positive, inclusive tone” to how Dana Hall thinks about equity. Ms. Nagler hopes to develop and nurture a community that learns together and does not shy away from conflict so that when problems are brought to […]

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Dana Hall chooses not to mandate Covid vaccine

Dana Hall is encouraging students to get vaccinated, as well as hosting free vaccination clinics for students, but the School does not have a vaccine mandate for the 2021-2022 school year. Pia Manna, the Director of Health Services, explained that, “We live in an area with a high vaccination rate, […]

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International students are on campus again for the first time in a year

Attending school can be really tough. Taking classes online, in the middle of the night, and feeling a sense of separation from the rest of your classmates is even tougher. Several international students who attended Dana Hall online for all of last year finally set foot on campus for the […]

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Boarders return to campus

The Dana Hall boarding community has gone from 34 boarders last January to 114 in September. Returning boarders and dorm faculty reported that having everyone back on campus has been enjoyable, yet slightly overwhelming. This 2021-22 school year, Dana Hall houses students from nine countries and ten different states, stretching […]

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Ms. Stoye joins Dana Hall as Upper School Dean of Students

Ms. Lydia Van Hoven Stoye is one of the many new faculty members at Dana Hall this year. She is the new Upper School Dean of Students, a ninth-grade Class Dean, and a ninth-grade advisor. Ms. Stoye has always loved helping people and solving problems. She believes that education is […]

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New school year brings new Covid rules

All Dana Hall students and staff are back on campus for the 2021-22 school year. While weekly Covid testing and the completion of daily reach forms are no longer required by Dana Hall, the administration continues to enforce mask wearing indoors and proper hand hygiene protocols to protect the community […]