Wannamaker speaker Mpumi Nobiva receives standing ovation from Dana

International motivational and empowerment speaker Mpumi Nobiva visited Dana Hall to speak to its student body and faculty at the Wannamaker lecture on December 3. Known for her mission to raise awareness about the dangers of HIV/AIDS and to inspire hope with her story of being an AIDS orphan, Nobiva claims […]


New Schoology policy hides cumulative grades

It’s the middle of the trimester, and you know what you got on the latest test, but you do not know where your overall grade stands. That was the case for many students last trimester, and could very well be for the rest of the academic year. For the past […]

Academics / Arts

The Congdon sabbatical program lets teachers grow, learn, explore

If you had one year with no commitments, what would you do? Dana Hall allows teachers to answer that question through a sabbatical program. This program allows two classroom teachers a year to take either half of a year or a full year off from Dana Hall and spend 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 […]


Walden Pond offers a haven to busy Bostonians

Walden Pond is a gorgeous outdoor state reservation with what seem like never-ending immense trees and beautiful nature. Located in Concord, Massachusetts, Walden Pond State Reservation includes 335 acres of open, protected land, as well as mostly undeveloped woods totaling 2,680 acres, called “Walden Woods,” which surround the reservation. Walden Pond […]


Dana Hall bids farewell to Best Buddies

Best Buddies, a popular club at Dana Hall, has come to an end on campus. The nonprofit organization Best Buddies International is dedicated to “establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”  Dana Hall hosted a Best Buddies […]

Arts / Community

Life in miniature comes to the Library

We have all walked through the doors to the library, whether it has been to study, do homework, or catch up on some pleasure reading. How many of us have noticed the big dollhouse in the “Recent Acquisitions” area, or stopped to take a look at all the details? Donated […]

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 […]