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A brand-new year with a brand-new head of school

Ms. Katherine Bradley has become the 11th Head of Dana Hall School in its 135 years. She describes her present feeling as “figuring out a jigsaw puzzle but without all the pieces” because she has to learn everything starting from the bottom. Ms. Bradley’s biggest goals for this year are […]

Dana Hall students achieve in the 2016 Technovation Challenge
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Dana Hall students achieve in the 2016 Technovation Challenge

On May 4, 2016, five teams from Dana Hall competed in the Technovation Challenge Regional Showcase at Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge. One team took part in the challenge virtually, while the other four were in Cambridge in person. Dana Hall’s team JAVB placed fifth of […]

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Faculty families, supported and empowered by Dana Hall

Whether you’re in eating lunch in the Dining Center, sitting in the common room of your dorm, or simply walking around the Dana Hall campus, family life is all around you. One of the many unique aspects about Dana Hall is that many faculty and staff members choose to live […]

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A passion for metaphors: Margot Singer ’80

Everyone has their passions. For some it’s food; for others it might be animals. Margot Singer ’80, on the other hand, has a passion for metaphors. I was lucky enough to get to sit down and interview Ms. Singer, who came to Dana to give a Wannamaker lecture in March […]

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Saving the planet, one solar panel at a time

Over Spring Break 2016, 32 new solar panels were installed on the southern side of the Shipley Center, thanks to previous Dana Hall students. In Dr. John Doll’s Current Topics in Life Science class in the 2013-­14 school year, he asked students to do a year-long project studying how science […]

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Public accommodations bill and transgender rights ignite national controversy

2016 has seen a national furor over transgender rights and liberties. Since North Carolina’s recent passage of a bill that bans anti-discrimination practices and requires transgendered people in public schools and government buildings to use the bathroom that corresponds with their biological sex at birth, the divide between liberal, diversity-advocating […]

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Dana Hall alumnae take on the world

Multiple perspectives. Those are what Social Studies teacher Alexandra Seimon identifies as the root of all problem solving because “if you don’t understand the shoes that someone else is standing in, then you can’t feel their pain, and you cannot problem solve.” This is why the administration approached Ms. Seimon to become […]

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EnRICHing the Dana Hall community

After 19 years of shaping the Dana Hall experience and community, Nancy Rich is saying goodbye. As Academic Dean, Ms. Rich oversees the curriculum, faculty professional development, and faculty hiring. She has begun exchange programs with the Sansuena School and the Tokyo Jogakkan School, ran the Senior Projects program for three years, […]

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Extra tuition expenses drop for international boarding students

Dana Hall students used to be on four different tuition tracks, depending on their grade, boarding status, and country of origin. Before the 2013-2014 school year, however, Dana Hall’s Board of Trustees streamlined the previous four different tuition prices for students into two tuitions: one for day students, and one […]

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Ms. Davidov: the woman behind the desk 

Many people know Ms. Maggie Davidov as the librarian that can help you with anything: refining your bibliography, helping your research, or any odd project. But there is more to Ms. Davidov than just bibliographies: she can recite the entirety of Robin Hood: Men in Tights, she works out to […]