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Information for New Families

We are excited to share our community with you. We've curated information on this page to help you prepare for next year, including spring and summer timelines, recordings of our virtual revisit events, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to important resources and Dana Hall contacts. We continue to monitor federal and state guidelines related to COVID-19 and will promptly communicate any change in plans. Please reach out to us with any questions. 

NEXT STEPS

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  • New Middle School Spring/Summer Timeline

    Middle School Contact Information


    April

    Enrollment Confirmation
    Parents receive an enrollment confirmation email from the Admission Office to acknowledge receipt of the enrollment contract and deposit.

    Welcome from Division Director
    Parents receive a Welcome Email from the Director of the Middle School Dr. Lauren Goldberg.

    Math Placement (7th and 8th Grade)
    Students entering grades 7 and 8 receive a placement test for math, along with instructions for completing and returning the tests. Tests will be mailed on April 17. We will be sending information about language choices and placements later in the spring.

    May

    Grade Specific Parent Information Nights (Virtual)
    These sessions are specifically designed to address transitions from one grade to the next within the Dana Hall program, and to explain the ways in which we welcome new girls into existing classes.

    Language Options (7th and 8th Grade)
    Students entering grades 7 and 8 will receive more information about language options and placement.

    June

    Parent Ambassadors
    Parent Ambassadors will begin reaching out to new parents/guardians and will continue outreach to new families throughout the summer.

    Summer Reading
    Summer reading information will be emailed to new middle school students in June. The list of required and recommended summer reading books and summer assignments will be available on the

    Health Center
    Parents will receive an email from the Health Center with information about their student’s Magnus Health account and submitting health forms.

    Virtual Game Night
    We will host grade-specific Game Nights for new students as a fun way to get to know new classmates before school starts.

    July

    Student/Parent Directory in DanaConnect

    Families will gain access to the Student/Parent Directory in DanaConnect. This is a great tool for searching for other families living in your area and organizing carpools.

    Technology
    Parents/Guardians will receive an email from the Technology Department with information on their DanaConnect account and instructions for setting up their Dana email account.

    Summer Forms and Book Orders
    Families will receive an email from the Middle School about summer forms becoming available in DanaConnect. These flyers and forms contain essential information about activities, programs and permissions that will help you - and us - prepare for Opening Days. This communication will include instructions for submitting summer forms via DanaConnect by Wednesday, August 5. It will also provide information about ordering books online through MBS Direct.

    August

    Forms Due
    All Middle School forms are due on Wednesday, August 5 and all Health Center forms are due on Wednesday, August 19. Families will use DanaConnect to submit Middle School forms and to access Magnus to submit Health Center Forms.

    Back-to-School Email about Opening Days
    New Families will receive a Back to School email from Director of Middle School Lauren Goldberg with information about Opening Days.

    Back to School!
    New Middle School students register in the afternoon on Monday, August 31.

    On Monday, August 31, all new students will get their advisor assignments, locker information, and technology guidance.

    September

    Classes Begin!
    Classes begin on Tuesday, September 1.
  • New Upper School Spring/Summer Timeline

    Academic Office and Student Affairs Contact Information


    April

    Enrollment Confirmation
    Parents will receive an enrollment confirmation email from the Admission Office to acknowledge receipt of the enrollment contract and deposit.
     
    Welcome from Division Director
    Parents will receive a Welcome Email from the Director of the Upper School Jessica Keimowitz. Following that message, students and their parents will receive an email with details about course registration.

    Student Placement Questionnaire
    In mid-April, the Upper School Academic Office will send an important email with information about course registration and a questionnaire to complete. Students should complete our placement questionnaire as soon as possible. This information is essential to planning for your attendance at Dana Hall next year.

    Course Placement and Registration
    You will receive a packet of materials from the Upper School Academic Office with course information, placement tests, and forms for your current school. A member of the Academic Office team will reach out to you to schedule a phone call/video call to discuss your course options for next year and to answer any questions you might have. Our goal is to learn more about you as a student and give you a chance to learn more about the academic program at Dana. You will take placement tests at home, which are one of the tools department heads use to figure out the best course placements. You won’t need to study or prepare for the tests! Dana’s philosophy is to build a schedule that will stretch and challenge you, but not overwhelm you.

    I-20 Forms for International Students
    Dana Hall will begin processing I-20 Forms for international students applying for an F-1 Student Visa. Parents should submit the Declaration of Finances Form with an official signed bank statement and copy of the student’s passport information page to Amanda Miles (amanda.miles@activartes.com) in the Admission Office. Once I-20 Forms have been processed, Dana Hall will mail via DHL the I-20 Form along with required summer reading books.

    May

    Boarding Information
    Dean of Students Kristin Ryan will send information to help boarding students prepare for their arrival in the fall.

    Summer Reading
    The list of required and recommended summer reading books will be available on the as of May 11. Review the summer reading list early to make sure you obtain copies of your required reading and choice reading. Please note: Dana Hall will mail international students copies of their required summer reading books. During the first two weeks in your English classes, students will be asked to discuss and to write about the books they read during the summer. First trimester grades will include work connected with summer reading.

    June

    Parent Ambassadors
    Parent Ambassadors will begin reaching out to parents/guardians and will continue outreach to new families throughout the summer.

    Big Sister/Little Sister
    Each new girl is paired with a Big Sister who will reach out over the summer and can answer questions and help with the transition.

    Health Center Forms
    Parents will receive an email from the Health Center with information about their student’s Magnus Health account and submitting health forms.

    Virtual Game Night
    We will host a Game Night for new students as a fun way to get to know new classmates before school starts.

    July

    Student/Parent Directory in DanaConnect
    Families will gain access to the Student/Parent Directory in DanaConnect. This is a great tool for searching for other families living in your area and organizing carpools.

    Technology
    Students will receive an email from the Technology Department with information on their DanaConnect account and instructions for setting up their Dana email account.

    Student Affairs Summer Forms

    Families will receive an email from the Dean of Students Kristin Ryan about Student Affairs summer forms becoming available in DanaConnect. These flyers and forms contain essential information about activities, programs, and permissions that will help you - and us - prepare for Opening Days. Families will also receive instructions for reviewing our Student/Parent Handbook and submitting all Student Affairs summer forms via DanaConnect by Wednesday, August 5.

    Book Ordering

    Book ordering details will be sent in late July from the Academic Office. All textbooks and course materials can be purchased online at MBS AFTER receiving this email.

    August

    Forms Due
    All Student Affairs forms are due on Wednesday, August 5 and all Health Center forms are due on Wednesday, August 19. Students and parents will use DanaConnect to submit Student Affairs Forms and to access Magnus to submit Health Center Forms.

    Back-to-School Email about Opening Days
    Families will receive a Back to School email from the Director of the Upper School Jessica Keimowitz with information about Opening Days.

    Back to School!
    New Boarding Students arrive on Sunday, August 30, and New Day students register on Monday, August 31.

    On Monday, August 31, all new students will get their class schedules, advisor assignments, locker information, and technology guidance.

    September

    Classes Begin!
    Classes begin on Tuesday, September 1.
  • Virtual Revisit Event Recordings

    Since new families were not able to gather with us on campus this spring, the Admission team created several virtual events for newly admitted students and their families to learn more about life at Dana Hall and meet members of our community from the comfort of their own homes. 

Special Message from the Director of Enrollment Management

Admission Team Members

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    Angela Brown 

    Director of Enrollment Management/Marketing
    781-489-1333
  • Photo of Rachel Brynczka

    Rachel Brynczka 

    Admissions Assistant/Visit Coordinator
    781-489-1332
  • Photo of Elizabeth Connelly

    Elizabeth Connelly 

    Senior Associate Director/Communications Coordinator
    781-489-1336
  • Photo of Julia Martin

    Julia Martin 

    Associate Director/On-Campus Program Coordinator
    781-489-1337
  • Photo of Amanda Miles

    Amanda Miles 

    Associate Director of Admission/Int'l Admission Coordinator
    781-489-1334
  • Photo of Nancy Mortarelli

    Nancy Mortarelli 

    Senior Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid
    781-489-1335
  • Photo of Danielle Rettinger

    Danielle Rettinger 

    Admisson Database Manager
    781-489-1339
  • Photo of Carlton Wheeler-Omiunu

    Carlton Wheeler-Omiunu 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    781-489-1338

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Saliba Courtyard

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  • Senior-Sophomore

    Favorite Tradition
  • South Africa Trip

    Favorite Memory

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  • Vietta

    "Dana offers many great opportunities including a trip to South Africa every other year. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be visiting South Africa, let alone with some of my closest friends. The trip enabled us to interact with real South Africans as they experienced their real lives, an opportunity I could never have had as a tourist."
    -Vietta