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 - 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 180 girls in grades 9-12, with students from 24 countries living and learning together as global citizens.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Students: 178 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $66,400
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $40,100
  • Acceptance rate: 87%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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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. . .

Class of 2016
5.00
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. . .
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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Miss Hall's School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1898
1907
Campus Size
90 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
178 students
300 students
% Students of Color
24%
25%
% International Students
38%
20%
% Students Boarding
72%
70%
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
16
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$18.4 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$66,400
(Financial aid available. See personalized tuition calculator at www.misshalls.org)
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$40,100
(Financial aid available. See personalized tuition calculator at www.misshalls.org)
$33,250
Tuition international students
$69,400
$54,500
% Students on Financial Aid
71%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$40,576
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
87%
58%
Director of Admissions
David Hopkins

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
16
17
Courses
Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Hallmark Art Intensive, Hallmark Biotechnology, Hallmark Calculus, Hallmark Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Hallmark Creative Writing, Hallmark Ethics of Literature, Hallmark French, Hallmark History of American Advertising, Hallmark History of Art, Hallmark Humanities Seminar, Hallmark Inorganic Chemistry, Hallmark Latin, Hallmark Law, Hallmark Linear Algebra, Hallmark Spanish, Hallmark Statistics

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
27
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Admissions Ambassadors, Animation Comic and Game Club, Audio Visual Club, Brain Bee - Neuroscience, Business Club, Chemistry Club, Cooking Club, Current Events Club, Debate Club, Diversity Coalition, Environmental Action Team, Hallways Student Newspaper, International Student Alliance, Marketing Design Club, Reading and Discussions Club, Space Club, Spectrum - LGBTQ, STEAM Club, Step Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Grace Notes a Capella Group, MHS Theater Ensemble, Vocal and Music Ensembles

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fitness, Movement and Dance, Snowboarding, Swimming, Yoga

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

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 - Support offered in the Academic Skills Center
  • Miss Hall's 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 - 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
Profile last updated: 03/15/2022
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Students: 178 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $66,400
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $40,100
  • Acceptance rate: 87%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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