All proceeds to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital!


Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Time: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Note: students in grades 7 and 8 will be dismissed at 9 p.m.
Who: Students from Belmont Hill and seven other schools, grades 7-12
Where: Jordan Athletic Center, Belmont Hill School

The fun-filled evening will include a gym for dancing and another gym for activities and games such as corn hole, face painting, a bouncy house, and card-making stations for kids who are in the hospital.
The Wadsworth Room will be transformed into a food court with donations from various local eateries, cotton candy, pretzels, and a hotdog machine. Included in the festivities will be karaoke – which when all added – equals a Party with a Purpose!

Pre-registration by students and a $10 fee is required in advance. We are allowing students to do this by credit card or by charging their student account.

So what is the Party with a Purpose?

And why do we want everyone to participate? 
In the words of Thomas Ryan, who recently spoke at a school meeting:
“You should be excited to be a part of this dance/party because it celebrates our community. It’s about having fun together, feeling like a ten year-old for the night, and it’s part of something greater than just yourself.”
“Everybody has a reason to dance, whether it’s just to be happy or make the kids happy, or to support the Children’s Hospital, or for any other reason,” continued Thomas. “But for me, it’s even more personal. This is a picture of my sister Maggie. She was killed in a car crash May 22nd, 2016, on her way home after graduating from Wash U in St. Louis.  During her time at WU, she chaired the University’s Dance Marathon and raised hundreds of thousands for the Children’s Miracle Network in St. Louis.  She was always so proud of the work she did for Dance Marathon. This past summer, a classmate approached me about the idea of a Belmont Hill Dance Marathon. I knew we had something special. For me, this is one way I can carry on my sister’s spirit.  And there is no better way to do it than a Party with a Purpose . . . For the Kids.”
Thus far, the students have raised close to $2000 by holding a dress down day, a Middle School sneaker day, and an Upper School beard- growing contest. 

For the Kids

Through the Hospital’s Miracle Network, we are inviting children (and their families) who have been treated at Children’s Hospital to the event. Our goal is to give these kids the “red carpet treatment” and celebrate their healing.
If you know of a child / family connected with Children’s Hospital and would like them to be a part of this evening, please get in touch with them and forward their name to Donna David at


If you would like to volunteer for all or part of the evening, please contact Liz Greenwood at
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