Dana Hall School
Mia is from Massachusetts and she is a member of the class of 2017.
Fun fact about Dana Hall School: Dana Hall Juniors and Seniors share a secret that has been passed down through the past 129 years of its existence, and no one except past and present students knows what the secret is.
Favorite Ice Cream Parlour and Flavor: Truly's Yogurt.
Favorite Breakfast Spot: Maugus Restaurant.
Pizzeria and go-to slice: Old School.
Things to do:
Favorite Weekend Activity: Going into Boston!
What does the school provide for weekend activities and trips:
Every week, we receive an email about activities happening for the weekend. For example, trips to the movies, hiking trips, times to go to the grocery store, go into Boston or different shopping outlets.
Favorite place to hang around campus:
Student Affairs (a senior-only hang out) or the admissions office because everyone who works in admissions is so kind. My advisor also works in admissions, so I'd go there to talk to her a lot.
Tell us more!:
Where are most of your classmates from:
The majority of students are from Massachusetts. There are a lot of Chinese and Korean students though. Boarders only take up about 30-35% of the student body.
What extracurricular activities do you participate in:
I used to be on the swim team, by I started doing theater in my junior year.
Who is your school rival and is there a rivalry tradition when playing them:
NCDS (Newton Country Day School). We always play them during homecoming, so everyone goes to the games (especially soccer) and fans really get into it. Since we're the Dragons and NCDS are the Falcons, people usually yell stuff like "Dragons eat Falcons for dinner".
What is your school Mascot: Dragon.
Any recommendations for an incoming student:
Don't stress too much, and be willing to ask questions. Teachers are such a great resource when you're struggling, and they're always happy to help you work through things. The all-girls experience was difficult at times, but ultimately, I'm so glad that I stayed at Dana because being in a single-sex environment really nurtured my ideas and helped me find my own voice in the community.
Anything you wish you knew before you started at your school:
It's a difficult school academically, and everyone in the classrooms are all incredibly intelligent, which was definitely intimidating for me in 8th grade.