Wellesley United States of America
Dana Hall School

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Founded in 1881, Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Mass., is an independent boarding and day school for girls in grades 5-12 (boarding begins grade 9). Placing emphasis upon sound academic education and the preparation of each individual for college and for life, the School balances exposure to new ideas and the challenge of analytic and creative thinking with concentration on the development of self-esteem, leadership, and respect for others. As a school for girls, Dana Hall provides female students with a particularly advantageous environment for both education and self-development.

  • Day school tuition N/A - $51500 USD
  • Grades for day school 5th Grade/Year 6 -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Year founded 1881
  • Boarding school tuition N/A - $63500 USD
  • Grades for boarding school 9th Grade/Year 10 -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Curricula Host Country's National
  • Type Girls

Admissions Information

Entry Requirements

• Preliminary Application for Admission • Application Fee ($50 for domestic applicants, $100 for international applicants) • Parent Questionnaire • Student Questionnaire—To be requested by the applicant and her family • Classroom Teacher Recommendation from Current Teacher (grade 5 applicants only) • English Recommendation From Current Teacher (grade 6-12 applicants) • Math Recommendation From Current Teacher (grade 6-12 applicants) • School Report • Transcript For Previous and Current Year • Personal and Special Interest Recommendations (optional)

  • First application deadline 15 January
  • Second application deadline Rolling
  • Application fee (domestic) $50 USD
  • Application fee (international) $100 USD


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • Native English teachers Yes

School Life

  • Most common nationality US
  • Average class size 12

Sports Teams

Ballet, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball