Miss Hall's School

492 Holmes Road, PO Box 1166 - Pittsfield, MA 01201 USA (413) 443-6401 https://www.misshalls.org
Day School | Boarding School | Small Boarding School

History

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 205 boarding and day students in grades nine through twelve come from 19 states and 23 countries. The student body is diverse with 25 percent of the students being of color and 34 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 26-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.

Miss Hall's School is accredited by the New England Association of Independent Schools and Colleges and is a member of the Association of Schools in New England, the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Coalition of Girls' Schools, and the Secondary School Admission Test Board.

Overview

Region
Albany NY Area
Boston MA Area
Manchester NH Area
Providence RI Area
Southern Connecticut
Springfield MA Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12 and PG
Boarding Grades 9-12 and PG
Grade Divisions
Post Graduate
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Girls
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Small Town
Campus Size (Acres) 80 Acres
Head of School Dr. Mary Grant
Endowment $17.5 Million

Admission

E-mail
Web Address https://www.misshalls.org
Director of Admission Julie Bradley
Admission Application Apply to Miss Hall's School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50 Domestic/$100 International
Application Deadline(s) February 15
Financial Aid Awarded $3 Million
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 50%
Admission Tests Accepted
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $30,900.00
Boarding Student Tuition $49,850.00
International Student Tuition $53,200.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 205
Boys 0
Girls 205
% Boys/Girls 0/100
Boarding Students 152
Day Students 53
International
China
France
Germany
India
Jamaica
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Other (Afghanistan, Austria, Bhutan, Singapore)
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Taiwan
United States
Arizona
California
Connecticut
Dist. of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Indiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Vermont
Virginia
Wisconsin
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 25
% of International Students 34

Academics

% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 75
Student/Faculty ratio 5/1
Average Class Size 10
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Art
Art History
Astronomy
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Chorus
Classics
Community Service
Computer Graphics
Creative Writing
Dance
Discrete Math
Drama
Driver Education
Earth Science
Economics
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Ethics
European History
Fine Arts
French
Genetics
Geography
Geometry
Government/Civics
Health
History
Latin
Mathematics
Music
Music Theory
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Physiology
Pre-calculus
Psychology
Religion
Science
Sculpture
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Study Skills
Trigonometry
World Culture
World History
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
English Language
European History
French Language
Human Geography
Latin: Vergil
Spanish Language
Statistics
Studio Art
US History

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Class of 2011 College Acceptances:
Agnes Scott College
American University
Assumption College
Austin College
Bard College
Bates College
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Boston University
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Elon University
Emmanuel College
Fordham University
Franklin and Marshall College
George Washington University
Green Mountain College
Guilford College
Hamilton College
High Point University
Hofstra University
Howard University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana University, Bloomington
Ithaca College
Lafayette College
Lake Forest College
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
McDaniel College
Meredith College
Mount Holyoke College
Muhlenberg College
New York University
Northeastern University
Occidental College
Parsons The New School for Design
Penn State University
Pitzer College
Pratt Institute
Purdue University
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Rochester Institute of Technology
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School of Visual Arts
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Spelman College
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SUNY, Purchase
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University of California, Irvine
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University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
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University of Illinois
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University of Redlands
University of Rhode Island
University of Vermont
University of Wisconsin, Madison
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Washington and Jefferson College
Washington College
Westminster College
Wheaton College
Williams College
Wofford College
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
basketball
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball
Recreational Sports
aerobics
cross-country running
fitness
golf
horseback riding
skiing
swimming
tennis
volleyball
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
Art Club
Choir
Chorus
Community Service Program
Dance Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
French Club
Gay/Straight Alliance
Honor Council
International Club
Judiciary Board
Literary Magazine
Math Club
Newspaper
Other (Diversity Club)
Peer Tutoring
Photography Club
Science Club
Spanish Club
Spirit Club
Student Government
Student Publications
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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  • Financial Aid Awarded: $3 Million
  • % of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 50%

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