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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, Miss Hall`s School is a four-year, college preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12, located in Pittsfield, the largest city in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.The School provides a rigorous college preparatory program while supporting a culture of inclusivity, service, and leadership.
Our program is enhanced by offerings in the arts and athletics, and by its nationally recognized Horizons program.
Guided by our mission and sharpened by daily practice, our School continuously reimagines girl-centered education to foster a pioneering intellectual spirit and an authentic engagement between students and adults.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
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 AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedVarious - Support offered in the Academic Skills Center
Year Founded1898

Student Body

Total Students170 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
Students by Grade Miss Hall's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
73%
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP U.S. History, Hallmark English: Literary Ghosts, Hallmark French, Hallmark History: Rethinking the Mediterranean, Hallmark Latin, Hallmark Math: Project-Based Statistics, Hallmark Spanish, Hallmark: Art Intensive, Hallmark: Environmental Science, Human Geography, Independent Projects in Art
Average SAT score1291
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$62,400
Tuition Notes$62,400 Boarding $37,850 Day $66,150 International Boarding At Miss Hall’s, the cost of tuition is tailored to each family’s abilities, needs, and circumstances. Find out more at https://www.misshalls.org/tuition.
% on Financial Aid
74%
Average Financial Aid Grant$39,618
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDavid Hopkins
Endowment Size$15 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
EquestrianGolf,
LacrosseSnowboarding,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Admission Ambassadors, Art Club, Athletic Association, Environmental Club, Essence (Diversity Group), Fitness Swimming, French Club, Golf, Grace Notes, Hallmark (Yearbook), Hallways (Newspaper), Instrumental Ensemble, International Student Alliance, Latin Club, Movement and Dance, Recreational Skiing and Snowboarding, Recreational Tennis, Social Committee, Sol (Poetry), Spanish Club, Student Council, Technical Theatre, Theatre Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble, Yoga

Club or Organization:
Field Hockey, Spectrum - LGBTQ

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. 
  • To learn more about what is happening at Miss Hall's School right now, visit our social media sites:
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Great campus, supportive teachers, and friendly community.
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I consider myself extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to attend Miss Hall's School. From the tight-knit community, to the incredible athletics program, to the amazing arts programs, I've thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Miss Hall's. One aspect that I want to highlight is the stellar athletics program. A misconception about many girls schools is that they have sub-par athletics, but this is not true in our case. Many of our varsity teams have made it to the esteemed NEPSAC (New England Private Schools Athletic Conference), and we are fierce competitors in every sport. Specifically, our volleyball, basketball, and alpine skiing teams have made the most appearances in the NEPSAC tournament, but every team is competitive and super fun! I loved the overall atmosphere of all the sports at Miss Hall's and I always felt welcomed and encouraged to try new sports and join new teams. There is no varsity to JV hierarchy, which can occur at some schools; often times, JV and Varsity will practice or play together. I've made some of my best friends through playing soccer here, and I will miss the positive, family atmosphere of playing sports at Miss Hall's. I love that Miss Hall`s encourages you to try new things and have fun!
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