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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 Students206 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Miss Hall's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses5 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
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / 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 misshalls.org/tuition. $3,750 International Fee
% on Financial Aid
73%
Average Financial Aid Grant$39,068
Acceptance Rate
57%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDavid Hopkins

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

  • 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 215 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.
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    Grades: 9-12 | 395 students
    96.4 miles
    166 Main Street
    Concord, MA 01742
    (978) 402-2250
    96.4 9-12
    395
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    109.2 miles
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    (617) 735-9503
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    105.9 miles
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    Dedham, MA 02026
    (781) 326-6161
    105.9 7-12
    390
  • Wellesley
    Grades: 5-12 | 468 students
    100.2 miles
    45 Dana Road
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781) 489-1331
    100.2 5-12
    468
  • Wilbraham
    Grades: 6-12 | 425 students
    46.4 miles
    423 Main Street
    Wilbraham, MA 01095
    (413) 596-6811
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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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