The Dana Hall Library, digitally reinvented

The Helen Temple Cooke Library and Shipley Science Center on opening day, October 16, 1998.

Dana Hall’s Helen Temple Cooke Library has been the warm and welcoming heart of our campus since we opened our current doors in 1998. Even before that, in the old Helen Temple Cooke Library (now our Middle School!) and the Eastman Library in the original Dana Main building, past Dana Continue reading The Dana Hall Library, digitally reinvented

Striving to be Anti-racist

Banner by a Pond that states "Dana Hall: Founded in 1881"

Last night was our fourth time gathering to Strive to Be Anti-racist. Dana Hall has prioritized this conversation because of the concerns shared with us throughout the last few months by students, teachers, alums, families, staff members, and friends of Dana Hall. The Black Lives Matter protests in response to Continue reading Striving to be Anti-racist

Here for Each Other

5th graders walk to lunch with their teacher.

On the first day of school in a typical year, the entire Middle School community gathers together in the Multi-Purpose Room for an assembly. I begin by greeting everyone and asking all of the adults to stand in their spots around the room. “Every one of these teachers is your Continue reading Here for Each Other

On The Road to Self-Advocacy

Girls hiking

LeDerick Horne, spoken word poet and advocate for students with learning disabilities, shared his personal journey with Dana Hall students in October 2019. Students listened with rapt attention, and his presentation ignited conversation amongst many about self-awareness and affirmation of their learning challenges. During the lunch following his presentation, students Continue reading On The Road to Self-Advocacy