Academics / Community

Overrun with zombies: MUN debates territorial and human rights

On Sunday, October 6, zombies took over Dana Hall’s lecture hall. This was not a zombie apocalypse; rather, it was the annual tryout simulation for the Model United Nations (MUN) team. Forty girls representing different countries debated what action should be taken in response to the use of biological weapons […]


Desert islands and duct tape in the art gallery

Standing in the doorway of the upstairs art gallery in the Upper School classroom building, one is met by the startling vision of an enormous cardboard igloo. For the last four weeks, this architecture has come together in front of our eyes. Caroline Jahrling ’14 and Rose Maalouf ’14 have […]


Dana Hall students seek Freedom in Boston

On Saturday, October 5, Mr. Eric Goodson and five Dana Hall students went on a trip to the Freedom Trail in Boston. The 2.5-mile walk covers 16 important historical sites in the city. Some students went to earn extra credit for US history class, and some went simply for an […]


ISA eats a deliberately “disorganized” dinner

Almost every international boarding student on campus—all of whom are automatically members of the International Students Association (ISA)—gathered on Thursday, October 3, and shared a meal in the Dining Center, learning culture from new friends. Seating at the dinner was a kind of scavenger hunt. Students were not arranged by […]


Senior-Sophomore brings character to campus

On Monday, September 23, after four days of posters, care packages, locker decorations, and candy, the anticipated Senior-Sophomore tradition commenced. On campus and around Wellesley, one could see Charmin bears, the Despicable Me minions, Alice in Wonderland, and Cindy Lou Who, to name a few of this year’s characters. While […]


Dana Hall students explore online learning

While Dana Hall’s delivery of its program will always be an in-class experience for students, the School made the decision last spring to offer the Advanced Placement Computer Science course through the Online School for Girls beginning this year. The number of Dana Hall students who enroll in AP Computer Science tends […]


A mid-autumn moon rises over Dana Hall

Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is a Chinese holiday of family unions and thanksgivings. It takes place on the fifth day in August in the Asian lunar calendar, which fell on September 19 this year. On that night, Dana Hall house faculty hosted a celebration of the […]


Amor Caritas Day: Love and Caring in Three Different Ways


House faculty start a new life in dormitories

As the new school year began, six new Dana Hall house parents took up residence on campus. Lucy Mull, Priscilla Christie, and Rebecca Toms switched dormitories, and Nathalie Rieder, Lila Douglis, and Caity Sprague were hired as new house assistants. The Dean of Residential Life, Ms. Donna Corrigan, commented, “House […]


Author Holly Black brings vampires to campus

New York Times bestselling author Holly Black was on campus Friday, September 6, for the release of her new novel, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. Black, who is known best for her work on The Spiderwick Chronicles, spent all morning at Dana Hall, speaking to English classes and signing copies […]