492 Holmes Road, PO Box 1166
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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.
- Founded in 1898, Miss Hall's School augments a sophisticated college-preparatory curriculum with two innovative, nationally acclaimed programs.
- 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.
Alumni Reviews Review School
- Review Description
- 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. . .
- 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. . .
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|Definition of Terms
2016 School Data
|Miss Hall's School||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered||9-12, PG||9-12|
|Supports Learning Differences (LD)||Yes||Yes|
|Campus Size||80 acres||110 acres|
|Enrollment||214 students||298 students|
|% Students of Color||
|% International Students||
|% Students Boarding||
|Average SAT Score||1800||* National Avg. »View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||Yes||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual||Casual|
|Average Class Size||10 students||12
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:6||1:7|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||15||16|
|ESL Courses Offered||Yes||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree||
|Summer Program Offered||No||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$20 million||$16 million|
|% Students on Financial Aid||
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$27,859||$21,582|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||Yes||No|
|Application Deadline||Feb. 1 / rolling||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||Yes||No|
|Average Percentile SSAT||50%||-|
|Director of Admissions||Julie Bradley|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
AP / Advanced Courses
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||15||16|
|Courses||Algebra 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|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||11||14|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||42||23|
|Extracurriculars||Admission, 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,|
|Year:||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- 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
- Here at MHS, you will find a strong community of real girls. What do we mean by "real girls?" We mean girls who are curious, intellectually alive, energetic, and eager to learn, grow, and explore. Real girls care deeply about the world around them, about such things as nature and environmental issues, foreign films, athletics, Impressionist Art, computer technology, Jane Austen, whitewater rafting, Mozart, or DNA research.We encourage all of our girls to explore all of their possibilities-in the classroom, on the playing field, on the stage, behind the easel, or anywhere else their talents take them. We also combine an exceptional college-preparatory curriculum with two acclaimed programs, Horizons and the Girls` Leadership Project, both of which are essential to our belief that along with outstanding academic preparation, girls need additional skills that allow them to step confidently into the real world. - Julie Bradley, Director of Admission and Financial Aid
- 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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- School Location Miles Grades Students
Grades: 9-12, PG| 251 students 44.9 miles230 Bushy Hill Road
6-12, PG (day)
Simsbury, CT 06070
6-12, PG (day)
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