Miss Hall's School

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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, 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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Miss Hall's School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Various - Support offered in the Academic Skills Center
Year Founded
1898

Student Body

Total Students
170 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Miss Hall's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
73%
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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 score
1291
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$64,500 Boarding $39,000 Day $68,250 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 Director
David Hopkins
Endowment Size
$15 million

Sports

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  (10 reviews)
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I am currently a senior at Miss Hall's School. Throughout my years at the school, I believe they have pushed me out of my comfort zone, taught me how to amplify my voice and advocate for myself, and provided a very diverse environment (community wise and education wise). This community would be a perfect fit for you if you like a student-lead, collaborative, and encouraging environment where you have plenty of opportunities to try new things.
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I am currently a senior at Miss Hall's School. Over these last four years, I was able to find my voice and learned how to speak up for things that I believe in. I learned the importance of advocacy and know that I will use this skill in my life outside of Miss Hall's. The curriculum is rigorous, but teachers are always understanding and wanting to help however they can. I have found a great community at Miss Hall's and I know the friends I have made here will last a lifetime.
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This school is very welcoming and has a great community. I highly recommend applying here.
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Coming to Miss Hall's as a freshman, I was shy, and terrified of the idea of being in a new environment surrounded by unfamiliar faces. I can confidently say that this community and environment makes new students feel the complete opposite. I was shocked when seniors were saying hi to me in the hallways and greeting me with welcoming smiles. Students are encouraged to voice their opinion, pursue passions, and make a difference. Looking back on my time at Miss Hall's, I am overwhelmingly grateful to this school for giving me the opportunity and support to find my own unique path.
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I am a current student at MHS and I really love it here. The environment is incredibly accepting and friendly and I have felt at home here since I first came through the doors of the main building. I have been able to take incredible classes on subjects I had never really been encouraged to try before, like engineering and science. The all girls element is so special and makes the MHS community always feel like a safe space. The faculty and staff here become mentors who I feel I have made genuine relationships with and my advisor has become like a second mom to me and is always there when I need help with anything school or social life related. Making friends at MHS is so easy, and you also have the chance to learn about so many new cultures and life experiences from your peers. Miss Hall is truly a special place.
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I am a current student at Miss Hall's School, and it has been such a wonderful experience. There are so many opportunities offered to students. The teachers are very caring and teach in a way in which students can learn and thrive in academics. Everyone supports one another at MHS, and it is a place where beautiful memories are created.
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I am currently an international student at Miss Hall. I'm a junior and this is my second year at MHS. I've had an amazing time here. At MHS I received excellent academics with a tone of interesting classes, such as Fairy tail, where you can analyze deeper all the fairy tales. Or Translator where you can study about all the literature pieces all around the world such as in Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, China, and so on. MHS also have hallmarks classes for students like me to attend. The student teachers and faculty here are super amazing. They are really friendly, fun and willing to help you no matter what. I had met my friend groups here and we have a lot of fun. As a boarding student, MHS has given me an opportunity to stay active and avoid homesick by the weekend events such as music concert, saxifrages, Dance Night, go out for movie theater, dinner at local restaurants and so on. Also, MHS has a lot of sports, both individual and team sport such as yoga, volleyball, basketball, soccer, cross-country. MHS also strong in art, filmmaking, theater assemble, vocal assemble, studio art, ceramics, Grace Notes - a traditional acapella group of the school in which I am a member. Miss Hall is an amazing school and I will never regret my choice to attend here 2 years ago.
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I will cherish my time at Miss Hall's (MHS). I have grown so much and witnessed the same in my peers, regardless if they have been here since their freshman year or senior. At MHS, students are encouraged to grow by stepping out of their comfort zone; whether that be on a stage, on the field/court, in the classroom, or even in the Berkshire community, students are allowed to accomplish great things with the support of a community.
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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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