Miss Hall's School

Tel: (413)499-1300
Grades: 9 - 12 | 206 students
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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
We hear it over and over again, from girls who live right down the road and from girls who live halfway around the world:
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.
Miss Hall's School augments a sophisticated college-preparatory curriculum with two innovative, nationally acclaimed programs. Through Horizons, girls work off-campus 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Academic Skills Center for Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1898

Student Body

Total Students 206 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Miss Hall's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 10 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced 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,
Average SAT score 1800
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $53,500
Tuition Notes $53,500 Boarding $32,460 Day $3,550 International Fee
% on Financial Aid 50%
Average Financial Aid Grant $27,859
Acceptance Rate 49%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Julie Bradley

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross CountryEquestrian,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 38 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Admission Ambassadors, Aerobics, Art Club, Athletic Association, Environmental Club, Essence (Diversity Group), Field Hockey, Film Society, Fitness Swimming, French Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Golf, Grace Notes, HIFA (Halls is for Animals), Hallmark (Yearbook), Hallways (Newspaper), Instrumental Ensemble, International Student Alliance, Intramural Games, Latin Club, Merrie Melodies, Movement and Dance, Personal Authority and Leadership Source, Pilates, Recreational Running, Recreational Skiing and Snowboarding, Recreational Tennis, SWAT (Dance Troupe), Social Committee, Sol (Poetry), Spanish Club, Student Council, Students for a Free Tibet, Technical Theatre, Theatre Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble, Yoga, Z Club (Community Service) Aerobics, Art Club, Field Hockey, Film Society, French Club, Golf, Grace Notes, Latin Club, Pilates, Sol (Poetry), Spanish Club, Vocal Ensemble, Yoga, Admission Ambassadors,
Athletic Association,
Environmental Club,
Essence (Diversity Group),
Fitness Swimming,
Gay-Straight Alliance,
HIFA (Halls is for Animals),
Hallmark (Yearbook),
Hallways (Newspaper),
Instrumental Ensemble,
International Student Alliance,
Intramural Games,
Merrie Melodies,
Movement and Dance,
Personal Authority and Leadership Source,
Recreational Running,
Recreational Skiing and Snowboarding,
Recreational Tennis,
SWAT (Dance Troupe),
Social Committee,
Student Council,
Students for a Free Tibet,
Technical Theatre,
Theatre Ensemble,
Z Club (Community Service),

School Notes:

  • Tucked into the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, Miss Hall's School is one of the foremost college-preparatory schools for girls in the country. Established in 1898, the School combines a traditional college-preparatory curriculum with two innovative, nationally acclaimed programs – Horizons, a weekly off-campus, experiential learning opportunity, and the Girls' Leadership Project, which transforms the School into a leadership laboratory. Approximately 190 boarding and day students in grades nine through twelve come from 20 states and 18 countries. The student body is diverse with 25 percent of the students being of color and 35 percent being international. Approximately 50 percent of the students receive some level of financial assistance to attend the School. The School sits on 80 acres in Berkshire County and employs 80 women and men who teach, administer the program, and secure and maintain the buildings and grounds. Governance of the School is through a 28-member Board of Trustees comprised of alumnae and current and past parents. There are over 3,500 alumnae living in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and 55 countries around the globe.
  • To learn more about what is happening at Miss Hall's School right now, visit our social media sites: http://www.facebook.com/MissHallsSchool http://www.twitter.com/MissHallsSchool http://www.youtube.com/MissHallsSchool

Profile last updated: 08/14/2015

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The nearest high school is Hillcrest Educational Center - Brookside (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hillcrest Educational Center - Brookside (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Hillcrest Educatnl Ctrs, Highp (1.8 miles away)
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