Miss Hall's School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: 413-499-1300
492 Holmes Road, PO Box 1166
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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In the classroom, girls discuss everything from politics, health care reform, Asian poetry, and electric cars to Greek mythology and the symbolism in Sandra Cisneros's House on Mango Street. They test their theories in Advanced Placement Statistics, explore their curiosities in Graphic Design, and build their resumes in the real-world experiences of our Horizons program.
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In the classroom, girls discuss everything from politics, health care reform, Asian poetry, and electric cars to Greek mythology and the symbolism in Sandra Cisneros's House on Mango Street. They test their theories in Advanced Placement Statistics, explore their curiosities in Graphic Design, and build their resumes in the real-world experiences of our Horizons program.
The Athletic Department at Miss Hall's instills in student-athletes the values of fitness, teamwork, and competition while inspiring each girl to master physical skills, envision her potential, strive to attain goals, build confidence, and experience the power of community pride.
The Girls' Leadership Project (GLP) at Miss Hall's School is the ongoing exploration of what best helps girls become powerful, undeterred agents of their own futures. We believe that girls are the highest and best authorities on their own experience and that in order to lead in the future, they should begin by leading now.
Horizons is Miss Hall's School's experiential, service-learning and internship program that provides MHS students with opportunities to volunteer and intern each week at local social service and cultural organizations, businesses, and professional offices. Horizons allows MHS students to explore areas of college majors and career interests and pitch in to make their community a better place
Whatever a girl is passionate about can come to life at Miss Hall's. It's a community in which girls from around the world share their breakthrough ideas and opinions, where they contribute to the community and to the conversation.
We encourage a student's life-long relationship with the arts, challenging her to find her own confident artistic voice and to gain a respect for artistic tradition based on our belief that the arts are an intrinsic part of the human experience.
We hear it over and over again, from girls who live right down the road and from girls who live halfway around the world: 'The first time I visited, I immediately felt part of the community!'
We value challenge in a nurturing environment. We also value curiosity, clear thinking, and academic accomplishment. We encourage the development of resilience, determination, and self-confidence for a lifetime of learning in a world of constant change.
At MHS we are committed to helping each girl to develop, test, comprehend, and act from her own spirit, core values, abilities, expertise, and judgment.
  • Founded in 1898, Miss Hall's School augments a sophisticated college-preparatory curriculum with two innovative, nationally acclaimed programs and a STEAM program.
  • Through Horizons, girls work in off-campus internships to hone communication and problem-solving skills, refine ethical positions, strengthen financial literacy, and explore interests for college majors and careers.
  • Through the Girls Leadership Project, girls design programs and workshops around the themes of voice and leadership.

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  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   12/3/2016
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univeristy
    My school offers Horizons, which is a weekly event in which sophomores and up travel off-campus to complete volunteer work at a chosen site while Freshman learn valuable skills like gardening, the basics of business. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   3/16/2017
    Goucher College
    The Horizon's Program is an aspect of Miss Halls that stands out as unique. 10-12th graders apply to off-campus internships that they attend once a week on Thursday mornings. These internships provide real-world experience that. . .
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    One really unique aspect of Miss Halls is the Girl's Leadership Project (GLP) which includes campus programs such as Horizons, PAaLS and MAPS. Horizons is a program where all students volunteer at severl local businesses. . .
Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Miss Hall's SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeAll-girlsCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18981910
Campus Size80 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment250 students300 students
% Students of Color
25%
20%
% International Students
30%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
66%
Average SAT Score1850* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1516
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$20 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$57,750
(Financial aid available.)
$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$35,000
(Financial aid available.)
$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
36%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
57%
57%
Director of AdmissionsDavid Hopkins

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1516
CoursesAlgebra II - Honors, Biology, Biology - Honors, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry - Honors, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French, Human Geography, Latin, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1314
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Riding, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations4223
ExtracurricularsAdmission, Aerobics, Animation Club, Art Club, Athletic, Ceramics Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Environmental, Essence Club, Film Club, Fitness Club, French Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Grace, Hallmark, Hallways, HIFA, Instrumental, International Club, Intramural Sports, Latin, Math, Merrie, Movement,

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • We all recognize the huge developmental and intellectual shifts that happen between 9th and 12th grades. At Miss Hall`s there is a deeper metamorphosis taking place, a special kind of "alchemy" (to use a colleague`s word). Our innovative, girl-centered program combines academic engagement, leadership training, service learning, and global connectedness. The result, as generations of alumnae can attest, is a transformative education that powerfully changes the trajectory of girls` lives.     - Julia Heaton, Head of School
  • LD types supported: Academic Skills Center
  • School accreditations: The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), Association of Secondary Schools in New England (AISNE), Association of International Educators (NAFSA), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Northeastern Boarding Schools Admission Association (NBSAA), National Coalition of Girls' Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Lucy Adams Billings '66 - New York State Supreme Court Justice
    • Barbara Cooperman '73 - Executive VP, Market Communications and Corporate Relations, Elsevier
    • Jean Erdman '34 - An influential figure in the world of modern dance and part of the Martha Graham Dance Company; was on the faculty of Columbia University and New York University; was the wife of mythologist Joseph Campbell until his death in 1987.
    • Paula Leuchs Moats '72 - Senior VP, Laconia Capital Corporation
    • Susan O'Day '77 - Chief Information Officer and VP, Global Shared Services, Bristol-Myers Squibb
    • Molly Shepard '64 - President and CEO, The Leader's Edge
    • Stacey Sotirhos '89 - Instructional Support Specialist, New York City Board of Education
    • Kari Steinert '85 - Big Foote Music, composer and musician for commercials and films
    • Dian Adams Toland '72 - Project Director of Construction and Restoration, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation
    • Catherine Foster '95 - Architect, Pei Cobb Freed + Partners
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