Miss Hall's School

492 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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Miss Hall's School Photo #1 - A talented, supportive community of learners awaits you at MHS. Our faculty are dedicated mentors who are passionate about their subjects and creative in their teaching, unafraid to ditch the textbook in favor of collaborative, project-based learning.
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Miss Hall's School Photo #1 - A talented, supportive community of learners awaits you at MHS. Our faculty are dedicated mentors who are passionate about their subjects and creative in their teaching, unafraid to ditch the textbook in favor of collaborative, project-based learning.
Miss Hall's School Photo #2 - "The best thing about MHS is how friendly everyone is and how easy it is to become part of the community. I had an abundance of new friends on the first day of orientation, and I had bonded with my teachers by the end of the first week of classes." - Current Student
Miss Hall's School Photo #3 - Thursdays means Horizons at MHS. It also means the entire school day changes: ninth grade students immerse themselves in on-campus workshops and projects that prepare them for future Horizons work. Sophomores, juniors and seniors spend the morning volunteering and interning around the Berkshire community or leading on-campus, independent projects that shape the world around them.
Miss Hall's School Photo #4 - Step outside the classroom onto our fields, courts, and trails. Athletics at MHS allows you to compete at the highest level while building confidence and leadership skills.
Miss Hall's School Photo #5 - At MHS, we believe the arts are an instrinsic part of the human experience, and we take full advantage of opportunities in the cultural center that is the Berkshires. Students experiment with new forms of creativity, gain respect for artistic tradition, and find their artistic voice.
Miss Hall's School Photo #6 - The MHS graduate is a thinker, a creator and a contributor to the common good. She is a global citizen, a self-aware, resilient, and courageous participant in a multicultural society. Empowered by skills and knowledge, the MHS graduate is able to solve problems with intellect and creativity while embracing a spirit of exploration and curiosity.
Founded in 1898 - one of the first girls` boarding school in Massachusetts - Miss Hall`s School is recognized internationally for its experiential leadership curriculum, service and internship programs, and inclusive global community.
Miss Hall`s is committed to its mission of inspiring and encouraging each girl to pursue the highest standards of learning and character; to contribute boldly and creatively to the common good; and to seek a purposeful life based on honor, respect, growth, and personal authenticity.
Guided by this mission and sharpened by daily practice, Miss Hall`s continuously reimagines girl-centered education to foster a pioneering intellectual spirit and authentic engagement among students and adults.
Located in the Berkshires, the School currently enrolls 192 students in grades 9-12, with students from 24 countries and 10 states living and learning together as global citizens.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 192 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,400
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $43,800
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School News

  • Investing in Wellness - 02/02/2024
    The image of a well-rounded student, ironically, hasn't always included wellness. A heightened awareness of student wellbeing at MHS hopes to change that perception.
    The appointment of a Dean of ...moreWellness, a reimagining of the Advising Program, and more time for social-emotional learning (SEL) are just some of the ways that work is taking shape this year at Miss Hall's. hide
  • Moving Toward Dr. King's Beloved Community - 02/02/2024
    In advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the MHS community took time January 10 to honor Dr. King's legacy and learn more about his vision for a Beloved Community, ...more"in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth." hide
  • 28 Countries: 1 Community - 01/03/2024
    On December 8th, the International Student Alliance hosted its annual celebration of holiday greetings and performances, an MHS tradition recognizing our global community and showcasing the many talents of our ...moreamazing students. In all, nearly 30 students performed, offering dances, poetry, and music, at times in traditional clothing, and nearly 60 people shared greetings! The event was paired with global foods served during lunch and dinner throughout the week with recipes contributed by students and adults, featuring favorite foods from home! hide
  • Recent News and Events - 07/01/2023
    Follow this link to read about the most recent news and events at Miss Hall's School!

Top Rankings

Miss Hall's School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Miss Hall's School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Various learning differences supported through our Academic Skills Center
n/a
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1898
1906
Campus Size
90 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
192 students
320 students
% Students of Color
39%
25%
% International Students
40%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
67%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
10 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
19
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$22.2 million
(as of June 30, 2023)
$28 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$72,400
(Financial aid available. See personalized tuition calculator at www.misshalls.org)
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$43,800
(Financial aid available. See personalized tuition calculator at www.misshalls.org)
$35,000
Tuition international students
$75,600
$55,985
% Students on Financial Aid
70%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$25,000
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
David Hopkins

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
19
17
Courses
Hallmark Anatomy & Physiology, Hallmark Art Intensive, Hallmark Biotechnology, Hallmark Calculus, Hallmark Calculus II, Hallmark Communism in Global History, Hallmark Craft & Creative Writing, Hallmark Democracy, Hallmark Engineering: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Hallmark Environmental Science, Hallmark Feminist Literature, Hallmark French, Hallmark History of Art, Hallmark History: North Korea, Hallmark Humanities Seminar, Hallmark Latin, Hallmark Law, Hallmark Mechanical Engineering, Hallmark Spanish, Hallmark Statistics, Hallmark Women's History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
49
24
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Admissions Ambassadors, All Pets Club, Anime Club, Art Club, Asian Affinity Group, Athletic Association, AV Club, Chinese Culture Club, Cooking Club, Criminology Club, Crochet & Knitting Club, Crypted 001, Debate Club, Digital Design Club, Diversity Coalition, Economy Club, Entomology Club, Essence, Fashion Club, Final Frontier, Hatch/Hatchery 2.0, Interfaith Affinity Group, International Student Alliance, Jewish Affinity Group, Judicial Committee, LatinX Affinity Group, Math Club, Miss Hall's Medical, Music Club, ONBEAT Club, Poetry Club, ReAD Club, Science Club, Social Committee, Songwriting Club, Spectrum - LGBTQ, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Ensemble, Grace Notes a Capella Group, Jazz Ensemble, MHS Theater Ensemble, Uke Bank, Vocal Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery, Fitness, Hiking, Snowboarding, Step Team, Yoga

College Matriculation

Year: 2022 - 2023
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Emory University
3
New York University
3
University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
3
University of Rochester
3
University of Vermont
3
Villanova
3
Harvard
2
University of California (Davis)
2
University of Michigan
2
University of Wisconsin
2

School Notes

  • Our program intentionally builds the intellect, skills, and mindset that empower young women to contribute boldly and creatively to an evolving global society, while preparing them to pursue higher levels of education and lifelong learning. Miss Hall`s is gradually moving beyond the College Board`s AP curriculum in order to align more closely with our mission and strategic priorities. We have designed new "Hallmark" courses to allow for more personalized, in-depth, and sustained inquiry at the highest level available in our school. Hallmark classes provide in-depth, demanding coursework that serves students who are seeking to examine and understand a subject above and beyond our standard college preparatory curriculum. Students can challenge themselves with our most personalized and rigorous course offerings in each subject. Most Hallmark courses culminate in a creative, public presentation of learning. Hallmark courses foster intellectual curiosity and allow our students to engage with the world through critical discourse as well as provide opportunities for deep investigation and thematic study. 
  • Our experiential service-learning program, Horizons, is embedded in the academic life of Miss Hall`s and serves as a bridge from the classroom to the real world. On Thursday mornings each year, students are required to take part in on- and off-campus volunteering, internships, and projects, which evolve sequentially throughout grade levels. Seniors participate in yearlong professional internships or individualized projects tailored to their interests, in partnership with local community organizations and businesses. 
  • LD types supported: Various learning differences supported through our Academic Skills Center
  • Miss Hall's School accreditations: New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), Association of Secondary Schools in New England (AISNE), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) , National Coalition of Girls' Schools, Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISAP), National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS)
  • 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 - Exec VP: Enterprise Technology/CIO, Walt Disney Co
    • 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Miss Hall's School cost?
Miss Hall's School's tuition is approximately $72,400 for boarding students and $43,800 for day students.
What schools are Miss Hall's School often compared to?
Miss Hall's Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Miss Porter's School by visitors of our site.
Who are famous alumni from Miss Hall's School?
Miss Hall's School famous alumni include: Lucy Adams Billings '66, Barbara Cooperman '73, Jean Erdman '34, Paula Leuchs Moats '72, Susan O'Day '77, Molly Shepard '64, Stacey Sotirhos '89, Kari Steinert '85, Dian Adams Toland '72 and Catherine Foster '95.
What sports does Miss Hall's School offer?
Miss Hall's School offers 11 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Dance, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.
What is Miss Hall's School's ranking?
Miss Hall's School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High percentage of students on financial aid.
When is the application deadline for Miss Hall's School?
The application deadline for Miss Hall's School is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Class of 2020
5.00
Seton Hall University
Hallmark courses are pretty unique. They were created in my senior year and are meant to be a sort of intellectual substitute for AP courses. I say intellectual because I don't think they give college. . .

Class of 2022
5.00
UMass
Miss Hall’s offers a liberal-minded curriculum with incredible teachers. Many of the course offerings deviate from a traditional high school curriculum and focus on more abstract concepts. The horizons program is vital in both the. . .

Class of 2021
5.00
current student
One unique aspect of Miss Hall's is the horizons program. Freshman year, students stay on campus to participate in class bonding activities and learn interpersonal skills and social awareness. By senior year, students participate in. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 192 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,400
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $43,800
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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